Jennie (Smith) Hatfield

Jennie Olive (Smith) Hatfield (1876 - 1963)

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Died in Los Angles Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Nov 2016 | Last significant change: 13 Jan 2019
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Jennie Olive Smith was born on January 8, 1876, in Michigan to Jennie (Jane) Lord , age 25, and George A. Smith, age 24.

Jennie Olive Smith lived in Arlington, Michigan, in 1880.

Jennie Olive Smith married Daniel Bates Hatfield on February 17, 1892, when she was 16 years old.

Jennie lived in Springville, Michigan, in 1900. Jennie lived in Overton, Tennessee, in 1910. Jennie lived in Jackson, Michigan, in 1917. Jennie lived in San Diego, California, in 1924. Jennie lived in San Diego, California, in 1926. Jennie lived in Los Angeles, California, in 1935.

Her father George A. passed away in 1936 at the age of 84. Her mother Jennie (Jane) passed away on January 21, 1937, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the age of 86.

Jennie Olive Smith lived in Los Angeles, California, on April 1, 1940.

Her husband Daniel Bates passed away on May 14, 1940, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79. They had been married 48 years.

Jennie Olive Smith died on August 6, 1963, in Los Angeles, California, when she was 87 years old.


  • 1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Jennie Smith Age: 4 Birth Date: Abt 1876 Birthplace: Michigan Home in 1880: Matteson, Branch, Michigan, USA Dwelling Number: 79 Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Daughter Marital Status: Single Father's name: George A. Smith Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's name: Jane Smith Mother's Birthplace: Michigan Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age George A. Smith 28 Jane Smith 27 Elmer Smith 8 Jennie Smith 4 Stella Smith 2

  • Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952

Name: Jennie Smith Gender: Female Race: White Age: 18 Birth Year: abt 1874 Birth Place: Michigan Marriage Date: 17 Feb 1892 Marriage Place: Crystal, Mason, Michigan, USA Residence Place: Mason Co Father: George Smith Mother: Jennie Lyodd Spouse: Bert Hatfield Record Number: 645

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On 7 Mar 2018 Martha Garrett wrote:

My Great Grandfather Daniel Bates Hatfield Sr. (folks called him by his middle name) graduated from the University of Michigan with a Civil Engineering Diploma (for building new highways in any part of the USA.)

He and Jennie Smith Hatfield moved to Crossville TN around 1906. In 1908 he was sent to Monterey TN to build a road from Monterey to Crossville. When not traveling he would work at the Overton Lumber Mill. Grandfather Daniel Bates Sr. ended up taking an offer with more money and went to help build the Panama Canal. As with so many men, Grandpa contacted Malaria while there, which several years of battling this disease. He also went to Houston back in the day to show them how to set up the oil platforms and help them make the tools. ***His Son Daniel Bates Hatfield Jr. is the one who joined the Circus as a “Strong Man”. When the circus was in town in Livingston he would gather his siblings on stage along with his parents and they would put on a show, singing comedy, and sleight of hand and dancing along with putting Flossie (grandmother) in a trunk, locked it and kept the key in his pocket. Folks just went crazy. Of course the people watching the show did not know that Flossie had another key pinned in her hair. The family also sang and danced at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. This is where my grandfather James Garrett met Flossie Hatfield. Great Grandpa and Grandma moved to California around the mid-1920s, bought two-story colonial-type house in LA. Some of their children were still living with them during this time. Great Grandpa got a job with the thriving movie industry in LA. He created a workshop in his 4 car garage, where he mended boots, made shoes, and made all kinds of leather items for the movie industry. Great Grandma Jennie’s parents came from England. Grandma Jennie said she was a "7th generation American" and that her ancestors who were on the Mayflower came here to flee religious persecution.

I am in touch with her siblings’ children and their children on FB, named The Hatfield Clan. When Grandma Jennie turned 80 years old her granddaughter Amy Garrett Brissler who sewed costumes for the stars in Hollywood gave her a huge party. Her good friend Jack Benny even attended.

Great Grandma’s siblings were: Amy Mae, Elma, Gaddus, Daniel Bates, Herbert, Eleanor, Mary, Treva and Robert.

My father’s parents are James Logan Garrett & Flossie Dell Hatfield. They were married in Feb 25th of 1908 and lived in old log cabin that belonged to my great grandparents Thomas Garrett & mother Nancy Holt Garrett in Overton/Monroe. Their first child was Robert who was born Oct 1909 but died 9 weeks later. Then along came Willie Daniel who was born Aug 1910. In Feb 1913 they moved to Cumberland County TN (Mayland). During this two - day event moving from Overton County to Cumberland County it was so cold, and a couple days after they arrived at the old farm on Buckner Rd, which is now called Jim Garrett Rd. little Willie passed away. Their first living child Anna Mae was born 3 August 1912. Amy Ovie was next in line to be born on June 1914, and then came Mamie Alice which was born July 1916. Their first living Son was named Paul Daniel and born in Oct 1918. Peter was next in line and arrived in April 1921 but passed away May 1921. Then came my father Glen Elmer, born Aug 1922 and is still living to this day.

Before their next child they decided to move back to Great Grandma’s property where they first started out at the Little Log Cabin 1908. Grandpa and several of his brothers helped him build a nice home on same property, which contained 200 acres. They used the stone/brick from the log cabin chimney to use on the new home chimney.

Then came little Pauline who was born May 1924 but passed away 2 years later on Aug 1926. They buried her on the farm, along with where Robert was buried. Mary was born March 1926 and lived for 3 years but died in Aug 1929. Pete came along April 1928, then little Geneva came Apr 1931 but got into some lye and they took her to the hospital but doctors could not do anything. She passed away in 1934 at age 3. Their last child was born and they named him after his father, James Logan. Born March 1933 Aunt Anna Mae has one son with Clyde Edward Stover named Clay. She then married Carlie B Leach and they had two children together; Vella Mae and Ralph. She died on January 7, 2001, in Monterey, Tennessee, at the age of 88. Aunt Amy had only one child, Irene with Ira Bower, with her first husband. Her second husband was Daniel Brissler. She died on July 29, 2009, in California, and buried in Mayland, Tennessee at the age of 95. Aunt Alice was married to Stanley Buttle then Earl Wilson. She died on January 11, 2005, in Crossville, Tennessee, at the age of 88. Alice had no children. Uncle Paul Daniel married Josephine Mary Maniscalco on September 20, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. They had four children during their marriage; Paul Jr.; Geneva, Judy and Phyllis. He died on November 29, 2004, at the age of 86.

My Father Glen married Corinne Riber and his 3 daughters, Rebecca, Martha and Mary. Uncle Pete married Veatrice Conner in Apr 1946 and had six children together; Sarah, Shirley, Stanley, Stacey, Scott, and Starlene. Veatrice had two other children by someone else, Terry and Marcia. He then married Evelyn J Ramsey Nov 1960 and had three children together; James Logan, Rebecca Sue, and Peter. He died on November 23, 1989, in Riverside, California, at the age of 61. Uncle James (Dan) married Linda Marie Bradam. They had seven children during their marriage; James Logan, Marie, Bonnie, Naomi, Daniel, Matthew and Thomas. Uncle James died on April 15, 2012, in Cookeville, Tennessee, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mayland, Tennessee.

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Great Grandma's 80th Birthday
Great Grandma's 80th Birthday


Jennie Olive Smith 80th birthday party
Jennie Olive Smith 80th birthday party

Jennie Olive Bible
Jennie Olive Bible

Jennie and Daniel Hatfield with 5 of their daughter
Jennie and Daniel Hatfield with 5 of their daughter

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