Howard was born in 1909. He passed away in 1943.
per his obituary:
Betz - Howard S. Smith, Oct , in his 35th year. Beloved son of Charles, and brother of Mrs. Henry Auge, Mrs. William Mateer, Woodrow, Corp. Charles of the U.S. Army, Mrs. Joseph Maxwell and Margery. Friends may call at residence, 282 Texas, after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Henry Auge is Eileen, Mrs. William Mateer is Mildred, Mrs. Joseph Maxwell is Gladys.
Per Minnesota Death and Burial files - his father's name was Frank Smith.
Per the 1910 Census: They lived at 2 Railroad Avenue, North Tonawanda, New York.
Per the 1920 Census: They lived at 17 Seymour, Tonawanda, New York.
Per the 1940 Census: They lived at 206 Fenton, St. Paul, Minnesota. Charles, Howard, Woodrow and Charles Jr. were listed as "junk peddler".
His WWII Draft Registration lists his address as 206 Fenton and he was unemployed.
Unsourced family tree handed down to Pamella (Mateer) Chamberlain.
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RJF-9SL?cc=1727033&wc=QZZ7-3VK%3A133641301%2C143771801%2C143799501%2C1589089393 : 24 June 2017), New York > Niagara > North Tonawanda Ward 1 > ED 121 > image 12 of 24; citing NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RXN-ZJ8?cc=1488411&wc=QZJR-385%3A1036473601%2C1038639601%2C1039996901%2C1589335555 : 14 December 2015), New York > Erie > Tonawanda Ward 2 > ED 328 > image 17 of 24; citing NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89MT-Z4D7?cc=2000219&wc=QZXP-R8P%3A790104601%2C795680101%2C799547001%2C799547002 : accessed 24 June 2019), Minnesota > Ramsey > St. Paul City, St. Paul, Ward 6 > 90-99 St. Paul City Ward 6 (Tract 61 part) > image 18 of 27; citing 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.
"Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJB-P9GT-4?cc=2759155&wc=DJDN-L29%3A1597822380 : 16 August 2019), 103377511 > image 2366 of 2636.
"Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDW7-F6P : 8 August 2019), Howard Betz, 07 Oct 1943; citing Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, reference 22331; FHL microfilm 2,243,476.
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