Henry was born in 1865. He married Wilhemina Schomberg in 1893. Interestingly, his brother William married Wilhemina's sister Emma, so there were double cousins in the family. According to an article in the Arizona Public Service company magazine cited below, he was "successively a farmer, a miner and a real estate man. They lived on the farm until [1898 when George was 4 years old]. and then moved to Edwardsville." The sister-in-law at whose home he died was another Schomberg sister, Augusta, who never married. He passed away in 1934.
Obituary from the Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois), Tuesday, May 15, 1934: Henry W. Smith of this city died at 7:20 o'clock last night at the home of Miss Augusta Schomberg, a sister-in-law, at 925 Troy road, following several months illness due to heart disease and complications. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from Marks Weber Funeral Home here. Interment will be made at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. H.J. Bredehoeft, pastor of the Eden Evangelical Church here, will officiate. Mr. Smith, who had resided in this city the past 35 years, was born on April 16, 1865, in Pin Oak Township. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Smith, both of whom preceded him in death. After completing his education in country schools in Pin Oak, Mr. Smith moved to this city and in August, 1893, was united in marriage with Miss Minnie Schomberg. Mrs. Smith died April 18, 1919. One son, George O. Smith, Phoenix, Ariz., two sisters, Mrs. G.F. Metzger, of Edwardsville, and Mrs. Wesley Smith of Marine Township, one brother W.J. Smith, Edwardsville city treasurer, and two grandchildren survive. Two brothers and one sister preceded Mr. Smith in death.
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