Martin Lee Arthur Van Buren SMITH Fred David SMITH Andy Marvin SMITH Florence Arene SMITH Aletta Ruth SMITH Treman Dean SMITH Living SMITH Wanda Lou ROOK Living SMITH Living MERTEN Living DOYLE Alice Elizabeth SMITH Susie Ellen FINLEY Mini tree diagram
Leman Franklin SMITH

Leman Franklin SMITH1,8,3,2,3,9,10,6

8th Sep 19381,2,3,4,5 - 14th Feb 20205,5,6,7,5

Life History

8th Sep 1938

Born in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5

5th Aug 1956

Married Wanda Lou ROOK in Santa Clara County, California.3

22nd Sep 2011

Death of Wanda Lou ROOK in Mountain View, Santa Clara, California.11,5,5

14th Feb 2020

Died in Ward Cove, Ketchikan Gateway, Alaska.5,5,6,7,5

Other facts


Married Living MERTEN


Married Living DOYLE


Buried in Ward Cove, Ketchikan Gateway, Alaska.5


Birth of daughter Living SMITH


Birth of son Living SMITH


  • U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
    Leman Smith
    Birth Year abt 1938
    1954 Yearbook the Henryettan, Henryetta High School, Henryetta, Oklahoma
    (no individual photos, except Seniors)

    1940 Federal Census, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, 30 April, Henry Township, District 56-14, Page 16B, Hse #300, Rents $2
    Smith, Mart Head M W 50 Married Grade 0 b b Georgia Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 Farmer [b abt 1890]
    Smith, Susie Wife F W 36 Married Grade 3 b Okla Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1904]
    Smith, Marvin Son M W 16 Single Grade 4 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1921]
    Smith, Marvin Son M W 16 Single Grade 4 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1921]
    Smith, Flossie Dau F W 13 Single Grade 4 b Texas Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1927]
    Smith, Aletta Dau F W 7 Single Grade 0 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1933]
    Smith, Treman Son M W 3 Single Grade 0 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1937]
    Smith, Leeman Son M W 1 Single Grade 0 b Oklahoma Rural Okmulgee Co in 1935 [b abt 1939]

    A California marriage record seems to match Leman, and we know he moved west and lived finally in Alaska for quite some time.  But the age of Leman F Smith in this record is only 17 years old, which seems unusual, since no one else from his immediate famiy moved west.  But his daughter links this marriage to her father in her Smith-Rook genealogy.  Note that the bride is two years older than Leman, at age 19.

    California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959
    Leman F Smith, Age 17 ( born abt 1939)
    Wanda L Rook, Age 19 (born abt 1937)
    Marriage 5 Aug 1956 Santa Clara, California, USA

    Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-1924, 1946-2008
    Leman Smith
    Kay Merten
    Marriage 28 Sep 1967 Coos County

    Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005
    Leman F Smith, Residence Alaska
    Spouse Maxine D Doyle, Spouse Residence State Alaska
    Marriage 26 Nov 1996 Washoe County
    Recorded 2 Dec 1996 Reno
    Marriage Book 981, Page 86

    Leman's daughter Terri says:

    "I didn't have contact with my Dad growing up but I was able to see him in 2014 and meet my half brother for the first time.  They live in Ketchikan Alaska so I try to go up there when I have the chance. ... The photo ... was taken in 2014. My brother and I surprised my Dad with my visit.  I fell in love with my brother Richard.  He has come to Rohnert Park for visits."
    --  Terri Smith Escamillo, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 14-15 January 2019

    "Hi, I wanted to let you know my dad died 14 Feb 2020.  I know you had been working on this. Terri"
    --  Terri Smith Escamillo, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 28 February 2020

    "He died at home in Ketchikan and cremated.  There is a find a grave memorial #207358017.  After his present wife Maxine dies she will be cremated too and then sprinkled on a mountain they can see from their living room."
    -- Terri Smith Escamillo, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 1 March 2020

    Leman Franklin “Smitty” Smith
    Birth 8 Sep 1938 Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
    Death 14 Feb 2020 (aged 81) Ward Cove, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, USA

    Leman Smith was married to Wanda Lou Rook 05 Aug 1956 in Cupertino, Santa Clara, California.  Married to Kay Watkins Merten 28 Sep 1967 in Coos Bay, Coos Bay, Oregon and 3rd marriage to Maxine Doyle 26 Nov 1996 in Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway, Alaska.

    Leman had six siblings, three brothers Fred, Andy Marvin and Treman and 3 sisters.  His sisters Flossie Arlene Smith Smith b 19 Feb 1927 Ralls, Crosby, Texas d 21 Jan 1990 Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Memorial #5012616 Aletta Ruth Smith Baker b 14 Jun 1932 Love, Oklahoma d 8 Sep 1971 Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma and Alice Elizabeth Smith Hughes Scrimshire b 11 May 1941 Okmulgee, Oklahoma d 4 Jul 1998 Okenah, Okfuskee, Oklahoma; Memorial #8070666

    Leman and Wanda Lou Rook had one daughter Terri Renee Smith b 29 Jan 1958 San Jose, Santa Clara, California.

    Leman and Kay Watkins Merten had one son Richard Lee Smith b 30 Dec 1967 Coos Bay, Coos Bay, Oregon.

    Mart Smith 1893-1972
    Susie Ellen Findley Smith 1901-1995

    Spouse Wanda Lou Rook Smith 1936-2011 (m. 1956)

    Fred D Smith 1920-1971
    Andy M Smith 1924-1975
    Treman Dean Smith 1936-2013

    Gravesite Details Leman's ashes will be brought home until his 3rd wife, Maxine Doyle Smith passes away and then both of their ashes will be sprinkled on a mountain across the way, they can see from their living room in their home Ward Cove, Alaska

    Created by Terri Renee 23 Feb 2020
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 207358017,


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