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  • Name SMITH, Thalia Grant 
    Born 21 Sep 1848  Altona, Knox, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Nov 1924  Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Dec 1924  Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 8 Feb 1962  LANGE Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I36029  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father SMITH, William B. ,   b. 13 Mar 1811, Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1893, Osterdock, Clayton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother GRANT, Roxie Roxanna Ann ,   b. 16 Mar 1825, Naples, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1900, Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 19 May 1847  Knox, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Information in Joseph Smiths' Children, compiled January 2000, by Harry D. Galley 1216 - 19 1/2 Ave Rock Island, Illinois, 61201 page 20, 38 I kept the AF date on this marriage because I know Elaine Nicholes has worked on correcting these records. this source indicates that Roxie and William obtained their marriage licence in Knox Co. Book 1, Vol 9. Number 4. she is recorded on the 1850 census of Walnut Grove Township, Knox Co., Illinois with her parents as SMITH, Roxalana age 25 born NY. her neice, Caroline, age 14, born ohio, and her daughrer, Thalia age 2 born Illinois, were living with her. William and Roxie divorced each other in bitterness in 1853 She received her grant in Knox county.
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. SCHOENHARDT, Florence Amelia ,   b. 30 Sep 1896, Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1979, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F20119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Joseph Smith Senior's Children, compiled by Harry D. Galley, p. 37, 38, 117 Harry D. Galley 1216 - 19 1/2 Avenue Rock Island, Ilinois 61201 Galley has included a lengthy obituary and he has credited Thalia Grant Smith with two children. According to the obituary Thalia never married but apparently she adopted two girls? Joseph Smith Senior's Children, compiled by Harry D. Galley, p. 37, 38, 117 Modified Register for Thalia Grant SMITH-2851 First Generation 1. Thalia Grant SMITH-2851 was born on 21 Sep 1848 in Altoona, Knox, Illinois. She died on 27 Nov 1924 in Independence, Jackson, Missouri. She was buried on 1 Dec 1924 in Lathrop City Cemetery, Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri. She was sealed to her parents on 7 Feb 1964 in the Salt Lake temple. She was baptized1 on 26 Apr 1924. She was endowed2 on 8 Feb 1962 in the Los Angeles California temple. Batch 6940367 Source Call No. 001925, 001943 Film. It gives her Baptism: as 26 April 1924, which means she joined the Church right before she died. The 2nd time entered was Film 183567 Page 1272 Ord. 44771 Slake The 27 Jan 1962 was Ord. 30567 Film 452906 done in Los Angeles. It said she was born Thalia Grant Smith at Altonia, Knox county, Illinois. Thalia still alive and single in 1900 census of Clinton County, Missouri. She is on the 1850 census in Walnut Grove township, Knox county, Illinois with her mother as Thalia age 2 born Illinois. Her mother was Roxalana age 25 with her parents Joshua & Thalia Grant. She is also in the same place in the 1860 census with her mother and brother Wallace, as Thalia age 12 born PA Her grave is located with her mother's and marked on the same stone. I believe that she put up the stone. In the town of Lathrop, Missouri is a Smith's subdivision which was the land that Roxie owned when she moved there in 1868. This subdivision is on the NE Upper corner of the town. Maple street is the western street and Jewell Avenue is the south border of the property, Highway #116 is the northern and Franklin is the Eastern border. In the property books located at Plattsburg, Missouri the count courthouse: Grantor Mrs. R. A. Smith to Grantee Miss Thalia Smith March 20, 1897 - April 4 1900 11:15 a.m. Book 74 Page 429 Lots 5 & 6 Block 4 Lathrop G.W.D. April 13, 1900 Plattsburg newspaper: Real Estate Transfers --- Mrs. R. A. Smith to Miss Thalis Smith. Lots 5 and 6 Block 4 in Lathrop, Missouri, consideration $1,000. Grantor (Seller) Smith, Thalia G. Grantee (Buyer) Florence A. Cox; Sept 24, 1924 - Jan 8, 1925 10:00 a. m. Book 147 Page 124 Lots 5 & 6, Block 7 Lathrop W.D. The first school in the new town of Lathrop was established in 1868, shortly after the town site was laid out. It was a recognition of the importance early settlers placed on education. A private school was opened in Ben Logan's blacksmith shop by MissThalia Grant. This improvised school house was crude and inadequate, loose boards were thrown down for flooring, nevertheless it was the best that could be had and, above all, it was the beginning. About twenty pupils attended. After Miss Thalia Smith's school, Professor Van Natta, ..... "History of Clinton and Caldwell Counties page 133: Lathrop Schools. - Miss Thalia Grant Smith was the teacher of Lathrop's first school in 1868. Miss Smith now lives in Lathrop, much respected by her life-long friends. She has kindly prepared the following" " The first school in Lathrop was opened in a blacksmith shop, which was owned by Mr. Ben Logan, one of Lathrop's pioneer settlers. ... and $20.00 a month was the enormous salary paid to teachers in that year of 1868." (It looks like she only taught until late 1870, which cannot be right. She probably taught all her life.) The Lathrop Optimist, Lathrop, Clinton County, Missouri, Thursday, Dec. 4, 1924. Volume 16 - No. 2, Page 1, Column 3: Death of Miss Thalia Smith --- The death of Miss Thalia Smith occurred Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at the Independence Sanitarium. Independence, Mo., where she was taken about three weeks ago, following injuries sustained in a fall off a porch at her home there. Though she had been in poor health for some time, her death was hastened by this unfortunate accident. Funeral services were held at the Latter Day Saints Church at Independence Sunday, Nov. 30. Her cousin, Heber J. Grant, of Salt Lake City, president of the Utah Mormon church, to whom she was greatly attached, was present and spoke at the funeral services at Independence. Following the funeral there, the remains were brought here Sunday afternoon and taken to her residence in north Lathrop. Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church, conducted by Elders Sorenson and Gwyn of Independence.Misses Hatch and Henricksen, also of Independence sang several beautiful selections. Burial was in Lathrop cemetery. Thalis Grant Smith, daughter of William and Roxy Ann Smith, was born at Altoonia, Ill. Sept. 21, 1848, being past 76 years of age at the time ofher death. The early years of her life were spent at Altoonia. She came with her parents to Missouri about the year 1870, the family settling on a farm near this city. This community was her home for practically all the rest of her life. After the death of her father, she and her mother continued to make their home here. She had lived in Lathrop for a period of twenty years. She went to Independence to live last year, leaving here the day after Thanksgiving Day. Miss Thalia was one of the earliest members of the Christian church here, having transferred her membership from the church in Illinois. She was one of the charter members of the Women's Missionary Society of this congregation. Since leaving Lathrop and going to Independence she became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (She was Baptized on 26 April 1924) She taught school for a time the first school ever held in Lathrop in a little building on Main Street, near where the Lathrop Bank now stands. Among her pupils who are now living here are Mrs. G. Grant, Miss Addie Stiles and Mrs. J. W. Watt. This community, her home for over a half century, knows her blameless life and unselfish character. She was an earnest and active member of the church, quiet and unassuming in her life, faithful to her loved ones and friends. Surviving her are a brother, H. W. Smith, of Fairfield, Calif; a foster sister, Mrs. Fannis Dobendo, of St. Joseph and a foster daughter, Mrs.Florence Cox, and little son Harold. Those here for the funeral of Miss Thalia Smith were Mrs. Florence Cox and son, Harold of Independence, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Dobendo and Mr. & Mrs. Tom White and child of St. Joseph. (Missouri) In the Plattsburg leader newspaper, Plattsburg, Missouri, Friday December 5, 1924: Lathrop Items; Word is received here that Miss Thalia Smith continues in a critical condition and that Harold Cox is in Mercy hospital where he will undergo an operation for removal of tonsils. Thalia had the following children: + 2 F i. Florence Amelia 'Fannie' SCHOENHARDT-8543 was born on 30 Sep 1896. She died on 9 May 1979. Sources 1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical index , Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, www.familysearch.org."THALIA GRANT SMITH; Female; Birth: 21 SEP 1848 Altona, Knox, Illinois; Baptism: 26 APR 1924; Endowment: 08 FEB 1962 LANGE; Sealing to Parents: 07 FEB 1964 SLAKE; WM SMITH / ROXEY ANN GRANT; Father: WM SMITH; Mother: ROXEY ANN GRANT; Batch Number: 6940367 Sheet: 00 Source Call No.: , 001925 Type: Book."LDS Church membership record of a deceased person.Search performed using PAF Insight on 6/24/2008. 2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical index ."THALIA GRANT SMITH; Female; Birth: 21 SEP 1848 Altona, Knox, Illinois; Baptism: 26 APR 1924; Endowment: 08 FEB 1962 LANGE; Sealing to Parents: 07 FEB 1964 SLAKE; WM SMITH / ROXEY ANN Joseph Smith Senior's Children, compiled by Harry D. Galley, p. 37, 38, 117 Harry D. Galley 1216 - 19 1/2 Avenue Rock Island, Ilinois 61201 Modified Register for Thalia Grant SMITH-2851 Joseph Smith Senior's Children, compiled by Harry D. Galley, p. 37, 38, 117 Harry D. Galley 1216 - 19 1/2 Avenue Rock Island, Ilinois 61201 Modified Register for Thalia Grant SMITH-2851 First Generation 1. Thalia Grant SMITH-2851 was born on 21 Sep 1848 in Altoona, Knox, Illinois. She died on 27 Nov 1924 in Independence, Jackson, Missouri. She was buried on 1 Dec 1924 in Lathrop City Cemetery, Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri. She was sealed to her parents on 7 Feb 1964 in the Salt Lake temple. She was baptized1 on 26 Apr 1924. She was endowed2 on 8 Feb 1962 in the Los Angeles California temple. Batch 6940367 Source Call No. 001925, 001943 Film. It gives her Baptism: as 26 April 1924, which means she joined the Church right before she died. The 2nd time entered was Film 183567 Page 1272 Ord. 44771 Slake The 27 Jan 1962 was Ord. 30567 Film 452906 done in Los Angeles. It said she was born Thalia Grant Smith at Altonia, Knox county, Illinois. Thalia still alive and single in 1900 census of Clinton County, Missouri. She is on the 1850 census in Walnut Grove township, Knox county, Illinois with her mother as Thalia age 2 born Illinois. Her mother was Roxalana age 25 with her parents Joshua & Thalia Grant. She is also in the same place in the 1860 census with her mother and brother Wallace, as Thalia age 12 born PA Her grave is located with her mother's and marked on the same stone. I believe that she put up the stone. In the town of Lathrop, Missouri is a Smith's subdivision which was the land that Roxie owned when she moved there in 1868. This subdivision is on the NE Upper corner of the town. Maple street is the western street and Jewell Avenue is the south border of the property, Highway #116 is the northern and Franklin is the Eastern border. In the property books located at Plattsburg, Missouri the count courthouse: Grantor Mrs. R. A. Smith to Grantee Miss Thalia Smith March 20, 1897 - April 4 1900 11:15 a.m. Book 74 Page 429 Lots 5 & 6 Block 4 Lathrop G.W.D. April 13, 1900 Plattsburg newspaper: Real Estate Transfers --- Mrs. R. A. Smith to Miss Thalis Smith. Lots 5 and 6 Block 4 in Lathrop, Missouri, consideration $1,000. Grantor (Seller) Smith, Thalia G. Grantee (Buyer) Florence A. Cox; Sept 24, 1924 - Jan 8, 1925 10:00 a. m. Book 147 Page 124 Lots 5 & 6, Block 7 Lathrop W.D. The first school in the new town of Lathrop was established in 1868, shortly after the town site was laid out. It was a recognition of the importance early settlers placed on education. A private school was opened in Ben Logan's blacksmith shop by MissThalia Grant. This improvised school house was crude and inadequate, loose boards were thrown down for flooring, nevertheless it was the best that could be had and, above all, it was the beginning. About twenty pupils attended. After Miss Thalia Smith's school, Professor Van Natta, ..... "History of Clinton and Caldwell Counties page 133: Lathrop Schools. - Miss Thalia Grant Smith was the teacher of Lathrop's first school in 1868. Miss Smith now lives in Lathrop, much respected by her life-long friends. She has kindly prepared the following" " The first school in Lathrop was opened in a blacksmith shop, which was owned by Mr. Ben Logan, one of Lathrop's pioneer settlers. ... and $20.00 a month was the enormous salary paid to teachers in that year of 1868." (It looks like she only taught until late 1870, which cannot be right. She probably taught all her life.) The Lathrop Optimist, Lathrop, Clinton County, Missouri, Thursday, Dec. 4, 1924. Volume 16 - No. 2, Page 1, Column 3: Death of Miss Thalia Smith --- The death of Miss Thalia Smith occurred Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at the Independence Sanitarium. Independence, Mo., where she was taken about three weeks ago, following injuries sustained in a fall off a porch at her home there. Though she had been in poor health for some time, her death was hastened by this unfortunate accident. Funeral services were held at the Latter Day Saints Church at Independence Sunday, Nov. 30. Her cousin, Heber J. Grant, of Salt Lake City, president of the Utah Mormon church, to whom she was greatly attached, was present and spoke at the funeral services at Independence. Following the funeral there, the remains were brought here Sunday afternoon and taken to her residence in north Lathrop. Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church, conducted by Elders Sorenson and Gwyn of Independence.Misses Hatch and Henricksen, also of Independence sang several beautiful selections. Burial was in Lathrop cemetery. Thalis Grant Smith, daughter of William and Roxy Ann Smith, was born at Altoonia, Ill. Sept. 21, 1848, being past 76 years of age at the time ofher death. The early years of her life were spent at Altoonia. She came with her parents to Missouri about the year 1870, the family settling on a farm near this city. This community was her home for practically all the rest of her life. After the death of her father, she and her mother continued to make their home here. She had lived in Lathrop for a period of twenty years. She went to Independence to live last year, leaving here the day after Thanksgiving Day. Miss Thalia was one of the earliest members of the Christian church here, having transferred her membership from the church in Illinois. She was one of the charter members of the Women's Missionary Society of this congregation. Since leaving Lathrop and going to Independence she became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (She was Baptized on 26 April 1924) She taught school for a time the first school ever held in Lathrop in a little building on Main Street, near where the Lathrop Bank now stands. Among her pupils who are now living here are Mrs. G. Grant, Miss Addie Stiles and Mrs. J. W. Watt. This community, her home for over a half century, knows her blameless life and unselfish character. She was an earnest and active member of the church, quiet and unassuming in her life, faithful to her loved ones and friends. Surviving her are a brother, H. W. Smith, of Fairfield, Calif; a foster sister, Mrs. Fannis Dobendo, of St. Joseph and a foster daughter, Mrs.Florence Cox, and little son Harold. Those here for the funeral of Miss Thalia Smith were Mrs. Florence Cox and son, Harold of Independence, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Dobendo and Mr. & Mrs. Tom White and child of St. Joseph. (Missouri) In the Plattsburg leader newspaper, Plattsburg, Missouri, Friday December 5, 1924: Lathrop Items; Word is received here that Miss Thalia Smith continues in a critical condition and that Harold Cox is in Mercy hospital where he will undergo an operation for removal of tonsils. Thalia had the following children: + 2 F i. Florence Amelia 'Fannie' SCHOENHARDT-8543 was born on 30 Sep 1896. She died on 9 May 1979. Sources 1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical index , Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, www.familysearch.org."THALIA GRANT SMITH; Female; Birth: 21 SEP 1848 Altona, Knox, Illinois; Baptism: 26 APR 1924; Endowment: 08 FEB 1962 LANGE; Sealing to Parents: 07 FEB 1964 SLAKE; WM SMITH / ROXEY ANN GRANT; Father: WM SMITH; Mother: ROXEY ANN GRANT; Batch Number: 6940367 Sheet: 00 Source Call No.: , 001925 Type: Book."LDS Church membership record of a deceased person.Search performed using PAF Insight on 6/24/2008. 2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical index ."THALIA GRANT SMITH; Female; Birth: 21 SEP 1848 Altona, Knox, Illinois; Baptism: 26 APR 1924; Endowment: 08 FEB 1962 LANGE; Sealing to Parents: 07 FEB 1964 SLAKE; WM SMITH / ROXEY ANN November 12, 2009: we received an email from a person named Connell O'Donavan in Santa Cruz CA who objects to the inclusion of Forence Amelia Schoenhardt as a daughter of Thalia Grant Smith. This connection was made by William Boy III, a descendant of Florence, who claimed that because she was 'adopted' by Thalia, she should be included. We met with William Boy and after he produced documents regarding this we allowed him to include his genealogy here. We are investigating the question at this moment(Nov 20, 2009) but it would seem that unless an adoption record is proven, we will have to remove Florence from this line, including William Boy III's records. Gracia Jones Steward for William Smith's data base.