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James Melvin Smith B: 11 MAY 1942

James was born on 11 MAY 1942 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., in .
He is the son of Loren Hubert Smith (31 JUL 1916 - 17 FEB 1989) and Rosemary Hope Clamme (Smith) (14 APR 1917 - 19 APR 2011).

James was married to Barbara Jean Hart (Smith) on 17 JUN 1967 in Crawfordsville, Ind..

Barbara was born on 31 JAN 1943 in Chicago, Ill .
She is the daughter of Albert Douglass Hart, Sr (2 JUN 1916 - 29 JUL 2003) and Ruth Amelia Bibbins (Hart) (8 DEC 1917 - 4 FEB 2006).
View Family Chart

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- Hartford City High School 1961

- Jim Smith on Farm - ca. 1946

Wife - Morgan Park HS - Chicago - 1961 - Barbara was born on 31 JAN 1943 in Chicago, Ill

Son - Andrew was born on 10 APR 1970 in Holland, Michigan and died on 10 JUL 1988 (age: 18) in Holland, Mi

Son - West Ottawa High School 1990 - Douglass was born on 18 MAY 1972 in Holland, Michigan

- Erik was born on 1 MAR 1974 in Holland, Michigan

Daughter - 2002 - Heather was born on 23 OCT 1976 in Holland, Michigan

Daughter - Melinda was born on 10 JUL 1978 in Holland, Mi

Father - Hartford City High School - 1935 - Loren was born on 31 JUL 1916 in Grant Co., in and died on 17 FEB 1989 (age: 72) in Bonita Springs, Fl

Mother - Rosemary was born on 14 APR 1917 in Upland, Ind and died on 19 APR 2011 (age: 94)

Notes for James Melvin Smith
graduated from Purdue University in 1967 in Agricultural Business Management.
Occupation: Sales, Meat Industry.

This is the boundary of contigous part the Smith Farm, southwest of Hartford Indiana, in 2019.

The Smith Family also owns some parcels of land which are not contiguous to the main farm.

Jim grew up on this farm and was active in helping run it.

: Wedding Invitation

Wedding Invitation

Notes for Barbara Jean Hart (Smith)
graduated from Morgan Park High School, Chicago, IL and
Purdue University in Interior Design and Commercial Art in 1966.

Worked as an interior designer in Omaha, NE before moving to Holland Mich.

Occupation: Owner and operater of the 'Tin Ceiling,' a Scandinavian gift shop, in Holland, MI.

Back in the day when everyone was searching to find the family linage and genealogy we at C.R. Smith & Son were raising and selling purebred Duroc hogs.

Each animal sold as breeding stock was required to have a pedigree as evidenced by such a document attached. This document was registered with the United Duroc Association in Peoria, IL.

In the upper right is the ear notch of each pig in a litter. On the registration was the name of the respective piglet along with parents and grandparents and registration numbers, date of farrowing (birth), and how many males and females were in the litter. It took many people working in the office in Peoria to keep all of this information documented and recorded. To a certain extent this still goes on today but far easier with computers and instead of names only numbers are used.

The picture on the document is me, Jim Smith, feeding the pigs and my younger brother Joe Smith watching.

From James Smith 2020 C.R. Smith is James's Grandfather,

Barbara: Al Barb abd Rich

Al Barb abd Rich


- Ellery was born on 15 AUG 2006 in Holland, Michigan

- Mega was born on 26 NOV 2009 in Holland, Michigan

- Claire was born on 8 APR 2011 in Holland, Michigan

Grandson - Thomas was born on 28 DEC 2017

Grandson - Mack children in 2001 - Caleb was born on 24 AUG 1995 in Holland, Michigan

- Nathan was born on 8 MAY 1998 in Holland, Michigan

- Joseph was born on 12 AUG 1944 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., in and died in Hartford City, Indiana

Brother - Jack Smith - Jack was born on 19 SEP 1947 in Blackford Co., Ind

- Jalene was born in Hartford City, Indiana

- Charles was born on 1 JUN 1945 in Hartford City, Blackford Co. in and died on 31 MAY 1973 (age: 28) in Lafayette, ind

- William was born on 18 OCT 1944 in IN

- Carolyn was born on 25 JAN 1940 in Lafayette, in

- John was born on 29 DEC 1942 in Blackford Co., in

- Robert was born on 25 MAY 1945 in Blackford Co., in

- Nancy was born on 24 JUL 1949 in Blackford Co., in

Grandfather - Clarence R. Smith Family -
- Clarence was born on APR 1893 in Ohio and died on 1962 in Hartford City, Indiana

Grandmother - Chloe was born on 31 MAR 1891 in Madison Twp., Tipton Co., Indiana and died on 1979 in Hartford City, Indiana

- John was born on 12 SEP 1876 in Blackford Co., in and died on 4 FEB 1937 (age: 60) in Blackford Co., in

Grandmother - 1897 - Bessie was born on 22 OCT 1879 in Blackford Co., in and died on 8 SEP 1935 (age: 55) in Blackford Co., in

Last change (on this page): 16 MAY 2020