Carmon Silas Smith

Smitty

(1925 - 1991)

 

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Last Change: 7 August 2022

 

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Smith ancestors:

 

     Heit John Smith - Gen 4 of the Smith Annex

     Andrew Jackson Smith - Gen 3 of the Smith Annex

     Charles Henry Smith - Gen 2 of the Smith Annex

     Katie Lucresia (Mahaffey) Smith - Gen 2

 

Smith Generation 4

 

Smith, Carmon Silas & Margaret Katherine (Cowen) portrait (7) #.jpg

 

1.   Smitty’s parents: Charles Henry and Katie Lucresia (Mahaffey) Smith

 

2.   Smitty’s birth: 29 July 1925 at Delta, Welch Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

 

     Smitty’s death: 25 February 1991 at home in the Village of Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York from complications of lung cancer.  Interred in the Cowen plot in Adams Rural Cemetery, which is on Route 11 as it leaves the village of Adams to the south.

 

3.   Smitty’s formal education:

 

From

To

School Name, Location, Diploma/Degree

1930

1943

Delta Elementary and High Schools, Delta, Missouri.

 

4.   Smitty’s military service:

 

From

To

School Name, Location, Diploma/Degree

1943

1952

US Army during World War II and after; recreational services.

 

5.   Smitty’s marriage:

 

     a.  To whom: Margaret Katherine Cowen (photos) (more info)

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(1)  Margaret’s parents: Leonard Thomas and Mabel Alice (Froome) Cowen

 

(2)  Margaret’s birth: 23 February 1925 (6 lb., 12 oz.) at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Margaret's death: 17 June 2021 (10:55 PM) at the Samaritan Summit Village, 22691 Campus Drive, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York 13601 from complications of old age (aspiration pneumonia); interred beside Smitty, her parents, and her sister in Adams Rural Cemetery, Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

b.  When/where married: 25 April 1952 at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

     c.  Children:

 

(1)  Michael Jay Smith: Born 2 September 1955.

     “Mike”

 

(2)  Sally Elizabeth Smith: Born 1958.

 

6.   Smitty’s employment history:

 

From

To

Employer, location, job title

 

1952

US Army stationed at Camp Drum, New York.

1952

1954

Railroad; teletype operator.

1954

1974

Adams Meat Company (with facilities off Route 11 south of Adams, New York); Owner/Manager/Butcher; produced (from slaughter to display case) and sold meat and meat products, both wholesale and retail, throughout the area (co-owner: Howard Waugh)

1974

1978

Pulaski Super Duper (full range grocery store) on the main street in downtown Pulaski, New York; Owner/Manager.

1978

1991

Watertown Meat Company (with facilities off route 11 south of Watertown, New York); Owner/Manager/Butcher; same business plan as used with Adams Meat Company.

 

7.   Smitty’s addresses before marriage:

 

From

To

Address

1925

1943

Living with parents at Delta, Welch Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

1943

1952

Various postings while in the US Army, culminating in quarters in the Field House at Camp Drum, New York (just north of Watertown, N.Y.).  After marriage moved in with his wife and her parents at 30 E. Church Street, Adams, New York.

 

8.   Smitty’s organizational affiliations:

 

From

To

Organization, offices held

1955

1991

Adams Country Club, 10700 US Route 11 north of Adams, New York; member.

 

9.   Other biographical notes on Smitty:

 

As a young man Smitty was a superior athlete, and he put that prowess to good use in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he served in recreational services.  After the war he was employed by the railroad into the early 1950s.

 

Eventually he became self-employed in the retail and wholesale meat business, owning a small meat processing plant in Adams, New York for many years before moving "Adams Meat" to Watertown Center, just south of Watertown, New York on Route 11.  He was also an avid golfer and hunter.  To those ends, Smitty was a long time member of the Golf Course outside Adams and also owned a hunting camp in Lorraine Township, south of Adams, where he spent a lot of his leisure time.

 

 

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