Friday, December 26, 2008

Martin Blaine Smith 1915-1966 Arline Mitchell 1919-2002

Martin Blaine Smith
Martin Blaine Smith
Note: He went by his middle name - Blaine
Born 10 Feb 1915 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Parents: Martin Smith (Janus Marinus Elmann Ohlsson) and Ester Elizabeth East
Occupations
Tractor operator for the War Department in Ogden Arsenal (1940 census)
Occupation: Heavy Duty/ Diesel Mechanic at Porter Delton Company at Hill Air Force Base at the time of his death.
Rawson and Lund Garage 1959-1963
Utah General Depot 1941-1958
Note: Blaine was an alcoholic.  I mention this because, the way I understand it, the trait can be inherited.  My maternal grandfather was a man with many skeletons in his closet and I only mention those that may affect the living and/or the truth.


Arline and Blaine
He married 1) Arline Mitchell 17 Oct 1936 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. 
Note: He married her under a false name: Janus Blaine Smith. If you look at his signature on the marriage license (see the enlarged section of the signatures below), he didn't spell Janus (his father's real given name) correctly.

Bogus name on marriage license


Arline filed for divorce 25 Oct 1944.  It was final six months later.
Blaine was given custody of their four children by 1947.
11 Dec 1953 Blaine and Hilda at Sally's reception

Hilda McCrone
2) Married Hilda McCrone 12 February 1952 in Elko, Nevada
Hilda's headstone
Note:  Hilda had been married before and had a daughter (Della Lorraine Gill) from a previous marriage.  Her name, at some point, was changed to Laurie then to Lorie.
Hilda was born 4 Oct 1926 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. She was the daughter of Samuel McCrone and Eva DeBaugh.
She was pregnant when she died of a heart attack 15 Apr 1955 at age 28. Her daughter and two stepchildren, (Sandy and Duane) were at the house when it happened.
She is buried in the Smith family plot in the Ogden City Cemetery
Note: After Hilda's unexpected death, Blaine took his stepdaughter (Della/Lori) to his ex-mother-in-law, (Lurena Taylor Mitchell) where she stayed until Blaine's sister, Velma, took Lori in and raised her.  
3) Patricia Fisher - the marriage didn't last long
4) Married Zelma Bennett Sprunt in 1958 (Divorced) remarried and divorced again
Zelma Bennett Smith and Martin Blaine Smith
Blaine and Zelma had the following children - born the same year, but they weren't twins

Sam Martin (Smith) Bailey - (a.k.a. Sammy)
Born 4 Jan 1960 Ogden,Weber, Utah
He was adopted by Zelma's next husband which is why he has the surname Bailey. I apologize for using the word next. I have no idea what her background was before or her life after Blaine.
Died: 9 Aug 2005 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.
Note:  he was cremated and the ashes were divided among relatives. Some of the ashes are buried on the Smith plot, hence the headstone.
Obituary:
Sam Martin (Smith) Bailey died August 9, 2005.  Born January 4, 1960 to Blaine and Zelma Smith.  Later in his life, he was legally adopted by Jerome C. Bailey.  
He is survived by his mother, Zelma B. Bailey; his two daughters, Misty D. and Cherle V; one son, Michael (Tanya) Kruitbosch; three granddaughters, Madison, Acacia, Alayna; his fiancee, Pam Vaughn; his sisters, Sally Williams, Sandra (Charles) Fowers, Sharon Brandewie, Faye (Mick) Hope, Lynda (Gabe) Vegas, Janet (Mike) Battisti, and Tina (Terry) Heath and three brothers, Duane (Penny) Smith, George N. (Andi) Sprunt, and Gary W. Bailey.
Also surviving are numerous friends who are also his extended family.  
He was preceded indeath by his two fathers, Jerome C. Bailey and Blaine M. Smith, his little sister, Mary E. Smith, and a brother, Scott B. Sprunt.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 3pm at Lindquists Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.  Family and friends may call an hour prior to the services.
Cremation under the direction of Aaron's Mortuary and Creamtory, 1600 Washington Blvd.
Sources
Obituary from Ogden Standard Examiner
LDS Church deceased member record
Personal Knowledge



Mary Ester's Obituary
2) Mary Ester Smith
Born and Died 15 Nov 1960
Note:  she lived 2 hours
Mary Ester's headstone
Ogden, Weber, Utah
Sources
Birth and Obituary notices from Ogden Standard Examiner
Picture of grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15009460




Blaine's information continued:

Blaine's dog tags
Talent: He played the guitar
Military: Army WW2: Private in Co H 71 Infantry
He temporarily lived with his oldest daughter, Sally, in the 1960's after his divorce from his fourth wife, Zelma.
Died 16 Aug 1966 Dee Hospital, Ogden, Weber, Utah
COD: heart attack
Buried Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Sources
1920 US Census page 23 (age 4)
1930 US Census Sheet 41A (age 15)
1940 US Census for Ogden, Utah (age 25)
Marriage:  Marriage License
Death: Obituary in Ogden Standard Examiner
Divorce: Divorce Papers 2nd district court Ogden, Weber, Utah, decree #19872
LDS Deceased member record
I took the picture of his dog tags
Family members
Personal Knowledge
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5038405


Arline Mitchell Smith - age 16
Arline Mitchell
Born 21 Jun 1919 Woods Cross, Davis, Utah
Parents: Frank Hunter Mitchell and Lurena Taylor
Jacob and Arline Opheikens
Married 2) Jacob Opheikens Jr. 1 Jun 1950 Fresno, California
Note:  no children
Occupation: Retired from Hill Air Force Base, Utah
Died 13 Dec 2002 Dee Hospital, Ogden, Weber, Utah (heart attack)
Buried 16 Dec 2002 Washington Memorial Heights, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Sources
1920 US Census for Woods Cross, Davis, Utah
Arline and Jake's headstone
1930 US Census for Woods Cross, Davis, Utah
1940 US Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah (age 20)
Personal Knowledge
LDS Church deceased member record
Funeral Program
Obituary from Ogden Standard Examiner
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55712414

CHILDREN with Arline

Sally Lurena <i>Smith</i> Williams
Sally Lurena Smith Williams
Sally Lurena Smith
Born 24 Mar 1937 Ogden, Weber, Utah (4:59 a.m.)
Eyes:  Hazel
Hair:  Brunette
Height:  5'4" Slender build
Married 1) Robert Charles Taylor 11 Dec 1953 Ogden, Weber, Utah (Divorced 1960)
Children: 4 pregnancies: one miscarriage, one stillborn she told me she'd have named Christina, 2 living  
2) Gordon Grant Evans 24 Nov 1960 Ogden, Weber, Utah (Divorced 1963)
Children: 2
3) Wallace Dean Johanson 31 Dec 1967 Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada (Divorced 14 July 1974)
Children: 1
4) Dallas Dale Williams 7 Feb 1997 Ogden, Weber, Utah (Widowed)
No Children
Died 9 Nov 2012 @ 443 W 4650 S Washington Terrace, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Buried 12 Nov 2012 Washington Memorial Heights, Washington Terrace, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Note:  in the Mausoleum, bottom drawer, second from left
Obituary
Paradise glows brighter now with the presence of our mother, Sally Lurena Smith Williams, who entered its gates on 9 Nov 2012.

She spent the last several months of life teaching us her final lessons on endurance, patience, and love. Mom was born 24 March 1937 to Martin Blaine Smith and Arline Mitchell. She married and divorced Robert Taylor, Gordon Evans, and Dean Johanson. She was the widow of Dallas Williams.

She loved music and was an avid dancer. Sally belonged to the Western Two-Steppers dance team, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and worked as a cook in the Ogden City School District until she retired.

As a single parent, her life revolved around raising her children and she sacrificed much for their sake. Mom thanked her family many times for being by her side as she made her long journey home.

Her parents, grandparents, and one grandchild graduated from life before her and are undoubtedly having a joyous reunion.
The family would like to thank everyone that brought smiles and helping hands while she underwent polishing during the last stages of her life.
Sources
Utah Birth Certificate
Utah Death Certificate
Funeral Program
Obituary in Ogden Standard Examiner 11 Nov 2012
Personal knowledge
Living
Born 2:36 a.m. Ogden, Weber, Utah
Married 1) Donald Blaine Phipps (divorced, he died 1985)
Children:  4
2) Living
Sources
Personal knowledge
Living
Born Ogden, Weber, Utah
Married Joseph Edward Brandewie (divorced 1972, he died 2012)
No Children
Sources
Personal knowledge
Living
Born 3:04 a.m. Ogden, Weber, Utah
Married
Children:  3
Sources
Personal Knowledge
http://genetics.thetech.org/how-blue-eyed-parents-can-have-brown-eyed-children

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