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Edna Fay (Benson) Smith (1921 - 1992)

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Edna Fay Smith formerly Benson
Born in Bruceton Mills, Preston, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Wife of — married (to ) in Kingwood, Preston, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private daughter (1940s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Mar 2015
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Edna Fay Benson

She was born in 1921 and is the daughter of Willie Benson and Lucy Rosier.

Edna married Casper Lee Smith and they made their home in Reedsville, West Virginia until his death in 1983. Together they raised three children; Voncile Fay Smith, Donna Lee Smith and Connie Sue Smith. She retired from Rockwell as a Quality Control Technician. Edna died in 1992 and is buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Kingwood, West Virginia.


  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 July 2018), Edna F Benson in household of Willie C Benson, Pleasant, Preston, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 12, sheet 10B, line 53, family 213, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2551; FHL microfilm 2,342,285.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 October 2017), Edna Smith in household of Casper Smith, Valley Magisterial District, Preston, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 39-28, sheet 6B, line 44, family 93, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4439.
  • "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Casper Lee Smith and Edna Benson, 1939; citing Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 843,809.
  • "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Edna Benson in entry for Voncile Fay Smith, 29 Oct 1939; citing Monongalia, West Virginia, County Records, 13598, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1,983,474.
  • "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), Benson in entry for Connie Crew, 05 Sep 2002; from "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2010); citing vol. 33541, certificate number 085974, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 19 May 2014), Edna F Smith, May 1992; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

See also:

  • Nieman Clan History compiled by Helen Marie (Newcomer) Maust. Aunt Helen attended most all the Nieman Family Reunions and the Frankhouser Family Reunions. She gathered information from family members who attended the Reunions over the years sharing information about family lore and updated information about each branch. Around 1980 she put information together by typewriter and created a very large document that included all of the information about the Nieman and Frankhouser clans. Both branches intertwined in various ways and trace back to the common ancestors of John Blosser who emigrated from Switzerland and was of German origin. In the following years, she provided updates after the reunions were over and she could add the new information gathered at the reunions to the document. That document has been scanned as a PDF file.


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