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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] WWI - Smothers
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 09:46:06 -0600
I looked for Frank yesterday, didn't find anything that I thought was him.
I'm sending the WW I for James Maryland Smothers, b.26 Feb 1900 lives in
Guardian Sarah Hand and she is also listed as employer. She lives at Hand,
Now look at this:
1910 Union, Baxter, Arkansas
William J Hand md 25 48
Sarah E Hand 9 - 8 living 49
William A Hand 19
George E Hand 17
Sallie Hand 15
Leroy E Hand 11
John O Hand 8
Dueard a Hand 3
Jake Smathers nephew 11
Merlin Smathers " 10
Sylvia G Smathers niece 5
The 3 Smothers children & mother were born in AR father in U. S. and William
Hand in AL, rest AR
Tried to find an obit but there was only this:
Baxter Bulletin issue dated Jan 6, 1922
Body returned: Jake Smothers, who was killed in France. Buried in Hand
Check out the Hand Cemetery for the dates of Sarah Hand
Arkansas Death Records show Hand, Sarah Eli. b. abt 1862 d. 17 Jan 1946 in
> Hey Vera?
> I am still trying to decipher the Smothers information that you sent me
> from the Hand Cemetery - am hoping that the B. O. Smothers was a
> mistranscription. Will see.........
> Listen, isn't it you that has access to military registration data? Or
> Am wanting to see what is available for two brothers:
> James Merlin/Maryland "Pete" Smothers
> Franklin E. "Jake" Smothers
> Jake is the one that is buried there at Hand. The older one; Pete?
> Haven't any idea what happened to him thus far - but, Jake died in WWI.
> Do you mind, if you have access?
> Bernie Moore-Knowles