Smith Family - Ourfolk

Loren Hubert Smith 31 JUL 1916 - 17 FEB 1989

Loren was born on 31 JUL 1916 in Grant Co., in and died on 17 FEB 1989 (age: 72) in Bonita Springs, Fl and was buried in Union Cemetery, Eaton, Indiana .
He was the son of Clarence Raymond Smith (APR 1893 - 1962) and Chloe Olivia West (Smith) (31 MAR 1891 - 1979).

Loren was married to Rosemary Hope Clamme (Smith) on 24 AUG 1941 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana.

Rosemary was born on 14 APR 1917 in Upland, Ind and died on 19 APR 2011 (age: 94) and was buried in Union Cemetery, Eaton, in] .
She was the daughter of John Henry Clamme (12 SEP 1876 - 4 FEB 1937) and Bessie Ethel Groves (Clamme) (22 OCT 1879 - 8 SEP 1935).
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 ParentsGrand Parents  
Charles Curtis "Charlie" Smith (14 MAY 1862 - 14 MAY 1927)
Clarence Raymond Smith (APR 1893 - 1962)
Abigail "Abby" Nelson (Smith) (B: 1863)
Loren Hubert Smith
Shelton Alexander West (2 MAY 1862 - 17 FEB 1895)
Chloe Olivia West (Smith) (31 MAR 1891 - 1979)
Laura Mae Colclazier (West) (8 AUG 1869 - 16 APR 1933)

- Loren and Rosemary Smith, Jalene, Jack, Joseph and James. - image courtesy of Jack and Jim Smith.

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

Son - James Melvin Smith
1942- - James was born on 11 MAY 1942 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., in

- Joseph was born on 12 AUG 1944 in Hartford City, Blackford Co., in and died on 21 OCT 1998 (age: 54) in Hartford City, Indiana

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

Daughter - 1969 Hartford City HS - Jalene was born in Hartford City, Indiana

Father - Clarence R. Smith Family - X2 - Clarence was born on APR 1893 in Ohio and died on 1962 in Hartford City, Indiana

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

-- Loren --
was also an accomplished livestock judge. Mostly of purebred swine.

-- Rosemary --
was living in Hartford, City, Indiana in 2006.

Rosemary: Obituary

HARTFORD CITY--Rosemary Hope Clamme Smith, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her son Jack's home at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday.

She was born in Upland to John H. Clamme and Bessie Ethel (Groves) Clamme. Both parents precede her in death. Rosemary graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1935. She graduated in 1937 from Ft. Wayne International Business College.

She married Loren H. Smith on August 24, 1941 in Hartford City. He precedes her in death on February 17, 1989.

Rosemary retired from Hartford City Paper Company after five years of service. She spent most of her life as a homemaker and a Blackford County farmer where she was the co-owner of Smith Family Farms. Along with her husband, Loren H. Smith, Rosemary was active as a seller and breeder of registered Duroc hogs and both were active in the Eastern Indiana Livestock Breeders Association. Loren and Rosemary also raised Polled Shorthorn cattle.

She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in her younger years, where she was the past president and member of the Zion Lutheran Women and the past president of Church Women United. She was a lifelong honorary member past president of the Research Club and a member of the A.A.R.P. and former member of Eastern Star.

Rosemary will be sadly missed by her sons, James M. (wife-Barbara) Smith of Holland, MI, and Jack L. (wife-Sarah W.) Smith of Hartford City; daughter, Jalene Smith (friend-Heidi Gould) of Tenino, WA; grandchildren, Douglass (wife-Julie) Smith, Erik Smith, Heather (husband-Benjamin) Mack, Melinda Smith, Lori K. (husband-Mike) Musser, Amy M. Smith, Jonathon (wife-Dawn) Smith, Oren 'Ty' Smith, and Hannah M. Smith; great-grandchildren, Ellery Smith, Megan Smith, Claire Smith, Caleb Mack, Nathan Mack, Ashton Musser, Morgan Musser, Benjamin Musser, Quentin Smith, and Olivia Smith; daughter-in-law, Paula K. Smith of Hartford City; sister-in-law, Alta Smith of Hartford City; longtime friend of the family, Ole H. Fjeldstad of Kolbu, Norway; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Joseph R. Smith; brothers, Russell W. Clamme, Rowland H. Clamme, and John 'Raymond' Clamme; sisters-in-law, Lena Clamme, Martha Sue Clamme, and Gladys Clamme; and a grandson, Andrew Smith.

Funeral service for Rosemary will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, 308 S. Monroe St., Hartford City, IN, with Rev. David Fleener officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Eaton, IN. Visitation will be from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City, and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 308 S. Monroe St., Hartford City, IN 47348 or Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana, 265 W. Water St., Berne, IN 46711.



Rosemary: Death Certificate

Death Certificate

-- Loren --
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.


Loren: Obituary


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

Grandson - 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

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

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

Granddaughter - HS 1983 Harrtford CIty, In - Lori was born on 5 DEC 1966

- Amy was born on 5 SEP 1969

- Joseph was born on 28 MAR 1977

- Oren was born on 13 OCT 1981 in Delaware Co., in

- Hannah was born on 21 SEP 1985 in Delaware Co., in

- 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

Great Grandson - Thomas was born on 28 DEC 2017

Great 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

Brother - Lowell was born on 17 FEB 1914 in Indiana and died on 31 JAN 1953 (age: 38) in Hartford City, Blackford Co., Indiana

- Hildred was born on 20 JAN 1918 in Grant Co., Indiana and died on 19 APR 2003 (age: 85) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Alta was born on 20 AUG 1920 in Grant Co., Indiana

- Charles was born on 14 MAY 1862 in New Market, Ohio and died on 14 MAY 1927 (age: 65) in Hartford City, Blackford Co. in, Ind

- Abigail was born on 1863 in Indiana

- Shelton was born on 2 MAY 1862 in Franklin, Indiana and died on 17 FEB 1895 (age: 32) in Tipton Co., Indiana

- Laura was born on 8 AUG 1869 in of Tipton Co., Indiana and died on 16 APR 1933 (age: 63) in Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana

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