Margaret Sprowls-Smith



1860 Census
West Finley, Wash. Co., PA


Mary J Sprowls
Margaret Sprowls
George W Sprowls
Clinton Sprowls
Elmira Sprowls
Riley Sprowls
Jemima Sprowls
James W Sprowls
Jeanette Sprowls
Daniel Sprowls




1870 U.S. Census

East Finley, Wash., PA

Margret Smith
Henry C. Smith

NOTE: Living next door to the
Simon Sprowls Family



Margaret Sprowls Smith

b. Feb. 28, 1846 (Washington Co., PA) - d. Oct. 19, 1911 (Ohio Co., WV)

Stone Church Cemetery (Ohio Co., WV)


Death Certificate:

Margaret Sprowls Smith was the daughter of Henry & Mary Stoller Sprowls


Page 108 Morris Scrapbook:

Riley sprowls received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Margaret Smith, wich occurred at her home, 12 Mozart Road, Wheeling, Thursday afternoon, October 19, 1911, aged 65. The funeral services were held and intermente being in the Stone church cemetery.


Sprowls Scrapbook:

Margaret Sprowls-Smith, kept a scrapbook that contained several articals about her family.  It had many obituaries, birth announcements, wedding announcements and other information.Click Here to view an index of this book.





  • Henry Clinton Smith
    b. May 26, 1870 (Washington Co., PA) - d. May 12, 1948 (WV)

    Mt. Zion (Ritchie Co., WV)
    Married Mary Smith / Children: Walter Smith (b. ?), Harry Smith (b.?), Sophia Smith (b.?), Violet Smith (b.?), Earl Smith (b.?), Dorothy Smith (b. ?). / Sprowls Scrapbook page 055: A.L. Smith of 703 Ninth St., and Clyde D. Smith of Waterford will attend funeral services Sunday afternoon for their brother Henry Clinton Smith, 78, of Pleasant Hill, Wood Co., W. Va., who died Wednesday evening at his home. The services will be at 2 o'clock at the Mt. Zion U.B. Church in Ritchie Co., WV, and burial will be in the cemetery nearby. Mr. Smith spent most of his life in West Virginia. Besides his two brothers, he leaves his sisters, Mrs. Jennie Racer of Newport Pike; Mrs Frank Emerick of Parkersburg; Mr.......
  • Mary "Eva" (Smith) Moore
    b. Aug. 6, 1871 (PA) - d. Feb. 1, 1965 (Waverly, WV)
    Willow Island cemetery (Wood Co., WV)

    Married James A. Moore (b. 1859 - d. 1940) Jan. 19, 1888 (OH) / Children: Charles L. Moore (b. 1890 WV - d. 1974), William c. Moore (b. 1892 - d. 1901/ buried at Pleasant Hill Cem, WV), Clara M. Moore-Dornon (b. 1893 - d. ?), Charlotte "Lottie" Moore-Johnson (b. 1895 OH -d. 1971), Margaret N. Moore-Wingrove (b. 1898 OH - d. 1971 WV), Frank P. Moore (b. 1901 - d. 1957), Phoebe Moore-Affolter (b. 1902 WV), James E. Moore (b. 1904 WV - d. 1955), Mary P Moore-Dunfee (b. 1908 WV - d. 1999), John B. Moore (b. 1910 OH - d. 1976), Genevieve Moore-Miracle (b. 1913 - d. 1965 OH), Thomas L. Moore (b. 1914 WV - d. 2007 WV), / Obituary – Newspaper Unknown: Evelyn Moore - Evelyn Moore, 93, died at her home at Waverly yesterday morning. She was born in Pennsylvania, Aug. 6, 1871, a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Sprowles Smith. On Jan 19, 1888, she was married to James A. Moore, who preceded her in death in 1940. She was a member of the Waverly Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons. Charles Moore, Waverly; John Moore, Akron, O.; and Thomas Moore, of Parkersburg; five daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Johnson and Mrs. Margaret Wingrove, both of Waverly.; Mrs. Phoebe Affolter, Akron.; Mrs. Pauline Dunfee, Coolville,; Mrs. Genevieve Miracle, Marietta; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Three sons and a daughter preceded her in death. Seven brothers and four sisters are deceased. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the Waverly Methodist Church with the Rev. Wilbur Hardin and W.W. McClure officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island cemetery.
    The body will be removed from the Doudna and McClure funeral home to the family residence this afternoon. and to the church one hour before the service.

  • Alphrietta "Retta" (Smith) Mitchell
    b. Dec. 23, 1872 (PA) - d. ? (Dayton, OH)
    Married Smith Mitchel / Children: Elvina (Mitchel) Ardon (b.?), Winifred (Mitchel) Barnes (b.?).
  • Addison L. Smith
    b. Sept. 23, 1874 (Washington Co., PA) - d. Oct. 9, 1952 (Washington Co., OH)
    Married Leota (?) / Children: Mattie Marie Smith (b. June 10, 1900 - d. June 28, 1900 / Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wood Co., WV), Infant Male (b. June 17, 1901 - d. June 24, 1901 / Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wood Co., WV), Blanche Smith (b. ?) / Death Certificate
  • Jennie Belle (Smith) Racer
    b. July 18, 1876 (PA) - d.1960
    Married Dudley R. Racer (b. Nov. 10, 1871) on Oct. 10, 1902 / Children: Margaret I. Racer (b. 1903- d. 1969) / Valley Cemetery (Washington Co., OH) / Sprowls Scrapbook page 006 (newpaper unknown): Funeral services for Dudley R. Racer, 73, who died Saturday afternoon at his home in the Valley neighborhood on Newport Pike, were held Monday afternoon at the Valley Baptist Church. Interment was made in Valley Cemetery. Mr. Racer was a well known farmer and had spent his lifetime on the old Racer homestead. He was born Nov. 10, 1871 and was a son of the late Charles and Margaret Day Racer. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Jennie Smith Racer whom he married Oct. 10, 1902; and one daughter, Miss Margaret Racer of the family home. Marcellus Racer of the Valley neighborhood is the surviving brother.
  • Minnie Ora (Smith) Seevers
    b. Dec. 13, 1878 (Wash. Co., PA) - d.1945
    Death Certificate: Married Asa O Seevers (b. ?) July 1, 1899 / Children: Mable Seevers (b.?), Mildred Seevers (b.?), Martha Seevers (b. ?) Thelma Seevers-Turner (b.?). / Sprowls Scrapbook page 007 (newspaper unknonw) this one is torn, but I copied what I could: Mrs. Minnie Ora Seevers, 66, wife of Asa O Seevers, died Sunday at 8:45 pm at her home, ___Phillips St, following illness. __is at Doudna & Mc-___. Mrs. Seevers was born Dec. 13 1878 in Washington Co., PA and __daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sprowls Smith. She married July 1, 1899 to Asa Seevers and her home was in and near Marietta. She ___member of the Reno Chris-Church and of Augusta ___Lodge No. 272. Survivors are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Roy Martin of ___, Mrs. Ray Spence of __ W. Va., Mrs. Herbert ___ of Ferndale, Mich., and Mrs. Howard Turner of Marietta. ___are nine grandchildren. Brothers and sisters are Clinton ____ and Mrs. James Moore of ____ W. Va., Mrs. E. S. ____ of Daytobn, John Smith of ___Paula, Cal., A. L. Smith of __, Mrs. D. R. Racer of ____, Clyde Smith of Waterford and Mrs. Frank Emerick of__.
    ------------------------------Thelma Seevers-Turner b. ? - d.? / Married Howard Turner / Sprowls Scrapbook page 027: Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Seevers, 911 Phillipas Street, are announcing the marriage of their youngest daughter, Thelma Seevers, to Mr. Howard Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Truner of Marietta, which took place on Sunday, Mary 29, at St. Marys, W.Va....
  • Jemimia "Mimmie" Ola (Smith) Emrick
    b. March 18, 1880 (Washington Co., PA) - d. July 5, 1960 (Wood Co., WV)
    Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Wood Co., WV)
    Married Frank Emrick (b. 1878) / Children: Louie Emrick (b.?), Ethel Emrick-Miles (b.?) and Charles (Charles was adopted).
  • John Nelson Smith
    b. Nov. 20, 1881 (Washington Co., PA) - d. abt 1936 (Santa Paul, CA)
    Married Winnie (Chamberlain) Smith. / Sprowls Scrapbook page 033: John. N. Smith, 55, former resident of Marietta, died recently at his home at Santa Paula, Cal., according to news received by his brother, A.L. Smith, of 703 Ninth St. Funeral and interment were in California. Mr. Smith came to Marietta many years ago from Washington, PA. He left here for the West, and during the past 20 years his home was in California where he was in the mercantile business at Santa, Paula. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Winnie Chamberlain Smith, a native of Marietta; and brothers and sisters who are A.L. Smith of Marietta; C.D. Smith of Waterford; H.C. Smith and Mrs. Eva Moore of Waverly, W. Va; Mras. Jennie Racer of Newport Pike; Mrs. Frank Emerick of Parkersburg, and Mrs. E.S. Mitchell of Dayton.
  • Clyde D. Smith
    b. Feb. 2, 1883 - d. May 1964 (Washington Co., OH)
  • William Earl Smith
    b. April 18, 1886 (PA) - d. Dec. 4, 1918 (Ohio Co., WV)
    Married Catherine "Katie" (Roth) Smith (b. ? - d. 1953) abt. 1906 / Children: Caroline (Caroline Smith was also known as Sister Estelle), Joseph William Smith (b. ?), Carl E. Smith (b. ?), Bernard L. Smith (b. ?), Clara Marie Smith (b. 1916 WV), Living Smith.
  • D. Orville "Orvey" Smith
    b. Oct. 18, 1887 - d. July 29, 1903 (Washington Co., OH)
    Stone Church Cemetery (Ohio Co., WV)

    Obituary – Newspaper Unknown: D.O. Smith, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Smith, died at his home in the East End Wednesday and his demise is regretted by a host of friends. The funeral will take place Friday. Services will be held at the family residence at 10 o'clock in the morning and the interment will be at the Stone church cemetery

  • Edward Richard Smith
    b. March 19, 1893 (Wood Co., WV) - d. Jan. 28, 1933 (Washington Co. OH)
    Waterford Cemetery (Washington Co., Ohio)
    Married Freda H Snyder (b.1897 WV - d. 1979 WV) in 1916 (Pleasants Co., WV) / Children: Elvina Smith (b. 1917 - d. 2000) and Edward Smith (b. 1920 - d. 1999) / Sprowls Scrapbook page 020: Edward Richard Smith, aged 39 years, died at his home on a farm near Waterford on Saturday following a short illness with influenza that developed into pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday at 2 pm Rev. J.B. Williamson of Waterford officiated. Interment was made in Waterford Cemetery. Mr. Smith was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith. He was born at Ogden W. Va., on March 19, 1893. He lived in Bridgeport for a number of years and came from there to Waterford Township last Summer to make his home on a farm there. surviving the deceased are his widow, Mrs. Freda Snyder Smith, and two children, Elvina and Edward Smith, both at home. Brothers and sisters are Addison Smith, Mrs. Minnie Seevers and Mrs. Jennie Racer of Marietta; John Smith of Santa Paula, Calif.; Clyde smith of Waterford; Clinton Smith of Willow Island, W. Va.; Mrs. Retta Mitchell of Dayton and Mrs. Frank Emrick of Parkersburg, W. Va.



Joseph Jennings Smith



Henry Sprowls



Mary Stoller Sprowls