5119. Hugh Emanuel Smith was born on 12 June 1912 in Carthage, Hancock Co., Illinois.181 He died on 22 April 2007 at the age of 94 in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa.181 He was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester, McDonough Co., Illinois.1863 Hugh Emanuel Smith was born at Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois on 12 June 1912. On 25 June 1938 he married Maxine White. The had made Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois their home.
There was one child born of the marriage.
Tuesday April 24, 2007
Hugh E. Smith, 94, Dubuque, Iowa, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque. He was born June 12, 1912 in Carthage, the son of Russell N. and Jesse (Kirkpatrick) Smith. He married Wilma Maxine White on June 25, 1938, in Lancaster, Mo. She preceded him in death Nov. 22, 1996. He is survived by one daughter, Janice (Sidney W.) Scott, Dubuque; three grandchildren, Britain Scott (Russ Lake) and Erin Scott, Minneapolis, Minne., and Ryan Scott, Dubuque; one great-granddaughter, Maren Elkins, Minneapolis, and an expected great-great-grandchild; one brother, Neil Smith, Cape Coral, Fla.; and three nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kirk and Dick. He led a full and remarkable life, and to those who knew him, he was known as a well-balanced man of many interests, talents and great stories. Having well-educated parents who exposed him to literature, opera and art during an idyllic childhood complete with his own pony, his dogs, Caruso records, poetry, art, hunting, fishing, swimming, football, Native American lore and anything related to nature. Scouting led him to become a true renaissance man, very much at peace with his existence. He attended Carthage College, his parents alma mater, and was forced to leave before earning his degree during the Great Depression. Along with his brother, Kirk, he opened one of the first Maid-Rite sandwich shops in Colchester in the 1930s. There he met Maxine. After he and Maxine were married, they moved to Peoria where he worked for Caterpiller Tractor Company as a machinist. When World War II began, he and Maxine, along with close friends, left Peoria and moved to Omaha to help the war effort building B26 bombers at the Martin plant. His beloved daughter, Janice Elaine was born there. After the end of the war, he returned to Caterpillar, working there until retirement in 1974.
Among his many interest were studying and discussing the Bible, boating, photography, fishing, figure skating, modern dance, auto and horse racing, painting and drawing, genealogy, all types of competitive sports, walking with the family dog, Nessie, reading and analyzing poetry and designing practical solutions to many of life's vexing problems.
Hugh Emanuel Smith and Wilma Maxine White were married on 25 June 1938 in Lancaster, Schuyler Co., Missouri.1863 Wilma Maxine White was born on 19 June 1918.181 She died on 25 November 1996 at the age of 78 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois.181,1863 She was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester, McDonough Co., Illinois.1863
Hugh Emanuel Smith and Wilma Maxine White had the following children: