Seeking death date and place for Susan Elizabeth Dix/Dicks Skaggs White Smith b 1835 Virginia.

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She probably moved near one of her children, but they were all over the country.  Ralph was still in Kansas, but she did not move to him.  Mollie White Northern was in Los Angeles, could not find a record in California.  One of her sons was at Phillipsburg KS.  Some children were in West Virginia.
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in Genealogy Help by Mary White G2G Crew (660 points)
I asked about her date and place of death.  There is nothing in the marriage record relevant to her death.

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Hello Mary.

Your great grandmother Susan Elizabeth (Susan E) died 2 Nov 1913 in Brown Co., KS.


On 1880 the family was living in Mission Township, Brown Co., KS (North East ot the state). Acording to the 1880 US Census, her youngest son was William I Smith. (It is said that Sussan was born in Germany, probably by mistake. Her husband was born in Germany).

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace

Jos Smith Self M 38 Germany

Susan E Smith Wife F 43 Germany

Mollie Smith Daughter F 13 West Virginia, United States

Henry Smith Son M 11 West Virginia, United States

Ralph B Smith Son M 9 Kansas, United States

Jno N Smith Son M 4 Kansas, United States

Wm I Smith Son M 2 Kansas, United States

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFPK-642 : 7 September 2017), Wm I Smith in entry for Jos Smith, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 19, sheet 462C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0374; FHL microfilm 1,254,374.


The family moved South. They were living in Marmaton Twp, Bourbon Co., KS (South East of the state) on 1895. Susan's third husband, Joseph Smith, was still alive. According to the 1895 KS State Census, Susan was born in WV.

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace

Joseph Smith M 54 Germany

Susan E Smith F 60 West Virginia

John N Smith M 19 Kansas

Wm I Smith M 17 Kansas

Citing this Record

"Kansas State Census, 1895", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL8V-3KYJ : 12 November 2017), Wm I Smith in entry for Joseph Smith, 1895.


On 1900, Susan was living with her son William I Smith in Hiawatha Twp, Brown Co., KS (northern neighboring twp of Mission Twp, place where the family was living in the 1880 US Census). According to the 1900 US Census, Susan was born Feb 1835 in WV and she was the mother of 5 (out of 6) living children.

Name: Susan Smith

Event Type: Census

Event Year: 1900

Event Place: Hiawatha Township Hiawatha city Ward 1-2, Brown, Kansas, United States

Marital Status: Widowed

Number of Living Children: 5

Birth Date: Feb 1835

Birthplace: West Virginia

Mother of how many children: 6

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace

Susan Smith Head F 65 West Virginia

William I Smith Son M 25 Kansas

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMT3-ZMZ : accessed 11 September 2019), William I Smith in household of Susan Smith, Hiawatha Township Hiawatha city Ward 1-2, Brown, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 22, sheet 2A, family 32, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,472.


According to her tombstone, Susan was born 17 Feb 1835. She is buried in Hiawatha Cemetery.

See https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167353709

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (559k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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Marriage records 

Name: Susan E Dicks

Gender: Female

Birth Date: abt 1836

Age: 26

Spouse's name: Joshua M Skaggs

Spouse Gender: Male

Spouse Age: 23

Marriage Date: 28 Aug 1862

Marriage Place: Harrison, West Virginia

Father's name: Nathan Dicks

Mother's name: Eliza Dicks

Spouse Father's Name: Levi Skaggs

Spouse Mother's Name: Clara Skaggs

Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data:

"West Virginia Marriages, 1853–1970." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2009. Digital images of originals housed in County Courthouses in various counties throughout West Virginia. Marriage records.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2538&h=11109420&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=yHF33&_phstart=successSource

Name: Susan E Skaggs

[Susan E Dicks] 

Gender: Female

Birth Date: abt 1835

Age: 31

Spouse's name: Henry W White

Spouse Gender: Male

Spouse Age: 40

Marriage Date: 10 Apr 1866

Marriage Place: Harrison, West Virginia

Father's name: Nathan Dicks

Mother's name: Eliza Dicks

Spouse Father's Name: Abraham White

Spouse Mother's Name: Aurelia White

Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data:

"West Virginia Marriages, 1853–1970." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2009. Digital images of originals housed in County Courthouses in various counties throughout West Virginia. Marriage records.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2538&h=11110784&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=yHF34&_phstart=successSource

by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (569k points)
Can’t find death, followed her to marriage to Henry White but no further.

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