Velmia G Rayl Smith


West Virginia, Births, 1853-1930


name: Velma G Rail

event: Birth

event date: 1888

event place: Marshall

gender: Female

digital folder number: 004130821





1900 US Census
Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV

b 1853
b. 1861
William F.
b. 1879
George H.
b. 1881
Jerry E.
b. 1883
Thelma G.
b. 1888


Velmia G. Rayl Smith

b. February 4, 1888 (Marshall Co., WV) - d. May 31, 1964 (Washington Co., OH)

Waterford Cemtery (Washington Co., OH)



Velmia & Clyde Smith at their home in Waterford, Ohio (Washington Co.)
The home was built around 1920 and their youngest son lives here today (2011)



Funeral Card:

Services for Mrs. Velmia G. Smith Conducted At McCurdy Funeral Home / Saturday, January 31, 1976 / 2:00 pm

Officiating Rev. James Shotwell / Interment Waterford Cemetery

Casket Bearers included: Ronald Allen, Will Simonds

Mrs. Velmia G. Smith, aged 87 years, died January 28, 1976, at 11:00 am in the Fairview Manor Nursing Home, Beverly, OH, after an illness.


Newspaper Unknown:

Mrs. Smith, daughter of the late Joseph and Arminda Fish Rayl, was born at Wolf Run, Marshall Co., W.Va., February 4, 1888, where she grew to womenhood.


On December 16, 1906, she was united in marriage to Clyde D. Smith. They made their home in Wheeling, W. Va. and Aliquippa, Pa. for several years before moving to Waterford, Ohio in 1928. Mr. Smith died May 31, 1964.


Mrs. Smith was a good citizen and neighbor and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. She was a member of the Beverly Presbyterian Church, Waterford Grange 231 and the Maple Grove Community Club.


Those left to mourn their loss sustained in her passing are five sons and one daughter, Encil, Lester, Leroy, Margret, Vernon, and _______. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.


One daughter, Hazel, died in 1919, and four brothers are deceased.






  • Encil Smith
    b. 1908 (WV) - d. 1978 (OH)
    Married Dorothy Elizabeth (Mylin) Smith (b. 1910 - d. 2005) / Children: Encil E. Smith (b. 1928 - d. 1928), Dorothy M. (Smith) Huck (b. 1930 MD - d. 2000 FL), Living Smith (b. 1935 MD)
  • Lester Smith
    b. 1912 (WV) - d. 2007 (OH)
    Waterford Cemetery (Washington Co., Ohio)
    Married Helen E. (Fox) Smith (b. 1919 OH - d. 1996 OH)
  • Clyde "Vernnon" Smith
    b.1914 (WV) - d.2003
    Waterford Cemetery (Washington Co., Ohio)
    Married Ruth N. (Hamilton) Smith (b. 1918 - d. 1984)
  • Hazel Jannette Smith
    b. April 6, 1919 (OH) - d. Feb 23, 1920
    Mt. Zion Cemetery (Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV)
    died from pneumonia at 19 months
  • Addison 'LeRoy" Smith
    b. April 24, 1921 (Wash. Co., OH) - d. Dec. 24, 2008
  • Margaret R. (Smith) Forrest-Malone
    b. - d. March 29, 2011
    Married Ernest Glen Forrest b. ? - d. Jan. 12, 1945 /Married Lemuel "Jack" Malone / The Marietta Times: Margaret R. Malone, 87, of Canal Winchester and formerly of Lowell, peacefully passed away Tuesday (March 29, 2011) while visiting her daughters in Zephyrhills, Fla. She is survived by one brother. She leaves behind her loving daughters, ; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel "Jack" Malone; stepdaughter and husband, ; her parents, Clyde and Velma Smith; sister, Hazel; brothers and spouses, Encil and Dorothy, Vernon and Ruth, Lester and Eleanor, Leroy and Wilsie; sister-in-law, Betty; two nieces; and two nephews. She was retired from Marietta Memorial Hospital. Margaret was a 67-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 750. She will be greatly missed, and the impact she had on her loved ones will be remembered always. The family will receive friends at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday (April 2, 2011) at the funeral home. / Sprowls Scrapbook page 006 (Newspaper Unknown/ Full obituary also on this page.): Beverly, Jan. 31 - Mrs. Margaret Forrest of Beverly has been notified by the War Department that her husband, Pvt. Ernest Glen Forrest, 22, was killed in action on Jan. 12, while serving with Gen. Patton's 3rd Army in Belgium. Pvt. Forrest was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Forrest of the Maple Grove neighborhood Waterford route and attended school in the Waterford District. Before entering the service on June 22, 1944 he was employed in Elyria. Moving to Beverly his family has resided here since his.../ Sprowls Scrapbook page 021: Marriage license for Ernest Glen Forrest and Margaret Smith / Sprowls Scrapbook page 024: Glen Forrest awarded Purple Heart
  • Living Smith




Clyde D Smith
Dec 16, 1906


Marriage License: I certify that on the 16 day of December, 1906 a the Brides House, I united in Marriage the above named (Clyde Smith and Velmia Rayl) and described parties, under authority of the annexed license, signed Rev. D. W. Smith.





Joseph Rayl



Arminda Fish Rayl