Henry A. Smith Family
Henry Albert SMITH was born 6 Mar 1847 in NY to Hamilton
and Elizabeth (CONCKLYN) SMITH. He died 16 Dec 1908 in Ferndale,Whatcom,
WA. In 1868 he was married by the Rev. Horatio FOOTE in Quincy, Adams, IL
to Alice McCOMB, daughter of Robert and Ann Eliza (CRANE)
McCOMB, in Quincy, Adams, IL. Alice was born 11 Jun 1848 in Quincy, Adams,
IL and died 9 Mar1909 in Whatcom County. Henry and Alice were both buried
in Mt. View Cemetery. The family arrived in Whatcom Co., WA in 1873 from
Quincy, Adams, IL. Alice's brother, Charles McCOMB, had arrived in Whatcom
County much earlier and had encouraged the Smiths to leave Illinois and move
to Washington Territory. Henry first took a claim in the Semiahmoo section
of the county but soon took the adjoining claim to his brother-in-law Charles
McCOMB. Henry moved his family by boat, going by way of The Portage, Lummi
Bay, Red River and McComb's Slough. He and Charles named the area Mountain
View. Alice missed having a piano and in 1877, a piano was brought in by
canoe and sled. She was an accomplished pianist and entertained family and
friends for many years. Henry aided in the work of building the first church
and schoolhouse in Mt. View Township. He served on the school board, was
a deputy assessor and one of the first commissioners of the county in 1877
and 1878. In 1880 he donated land for the Mountain View Cemetery. The
Henry Smith family members are mentioned many times in the Blaine Journal
extractions elsewhere on this website.
Henry A. SMITH
Alice (MCCOMB) SMITH
Helen J. SMITH was born 17 Sep 1869 in Quincy, Adams, IL and died
25 May 1897 in Pasadena, CA. Helen married Lewis MILLS. Helen "Nellie"
was a school teacher in Whatcom County.
Alice Isabel SMITH was born 10 Feb 1871 in Quincy, Adams, IL; she
married George LAMPMAN 18
Oct 1905 at Mt. View, Whatcom, WA, who was born Sept. 1871 in Eaton County,
MI, to Sam and Sarah (DEAN) LAMPMAN. Alice was a school teacher in Whatcom
Laura M. SMITH was born 1 Jan 1873 in Quincy, Adams, IL; she married
Tom J. MARCH 2 Sep 1903 at Mt. View, Whatcom, WA, son of David L. and Martha
A. (EDENS) MARCH. Laura was a school teacher in Whatcom County.
Carrie Ann SMITH was born 8 Mar 1876 in Ferndale, Whatcom, WA; she
married Orval A. MARCH 5 Apr 1906 in Bellingham, Whatcom, WA, son of David
L. and Martha A. (EDENS) MARCH. It is said she was the first white baby born
north of the Nooksack river.
Robert Hamilton SMITH was born 28 May 1878 in Ferndale, Whatcom,
WA; he married Rose Newkirk DRAKE 7 Jul 1909 in Blaine, Whatcom, WA. He was
mayor of Blaine, WA for one term. Robert died 5 Dec 1955 and Rose died 7
May 1971. Both are buried in Mt. View Cemetery.
Biography of Robert H.
Henry A. SMITH was born 7 Feb 1880 in Ferndale, Whatcom, WA; he married
Mabel S. ESTES 6 Mar 1906 in Bellingham, Whatcom, WA. Mabel was born in Stevens
Point, Portage, WI to Irving and Alice (TUPPER) ESTES. Henry died 19 Dec
1928 in Bellingham, Whatcom, WA.
Charles Roy SMITH was born 6 May 1882 in Ferndale, Whatcom, WA; he
died 25 Sep 1964 Bellingham, Whatcom, WA and was buried in Mt. View Cemetery.
Charles married Mamie HATHAWAY 6 May 1903 in Whatcom, WA. Mamie was born
Sept. 1885 in Buffalo County, NE and died Sept. 1971 in Port Angeles, Clallam,
WA. Her father, Edward HATHAWAY, had a dairy farm in Sumas, Whatcom, WA.
Edward HATHAWAY married Mary JILG in Buffalo County, NE.
Charles R. SMITH
Elizabeth SMITH was born 29 Sep 1884 in Ferndale, Whatcom, WA; she
married Richard P. GOSSLEE 24 Mar 1909 in Bellingham, Whatcom, WA.
Submitted by Gayle
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