Paul Russell Smith was born 1 September 1912 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA. He was the son of Marvin Smith (31) and Carrie Ellen Brumfield (27). His father had been born in Bedford County, was white, and worked as a farmer. His mother has been born in Pittsylvania County, was white, worked as a housewife. They lived in Pittsylvania County. Paul was the third child born to Carrie.  He had two older brothers Henry Reese Smith and Fred Smith.
On 3 Nov 1914, his brother Fred Smith (5) died.
On 17 Apr 1915, his brother Roy Padget Smith was born in Pittsylvania County.
In 1916, his sister Hazel M Smith was born in Virginia.
On 5 May 1918, his sister Eva Mae Smith was born in Virginia.
In 1920, Paul R Smith (7) lived in Staunton River magisterial district, Pittsylvania county with his father Marvin (39), mother Carrie E (36), older brother Reese (12), younger brother Roy P (4), and younger sisters Hazel M (3) and Eva M (1). 
On 11 Oct 1921, his sister Julia Ellen Smith was born in Virginia.
About 1927, his sister Ella S Smith was born in Virginia.
In 1930, Paul R Smith (17) lived in Staunton River magisterial district with his father Marvin (49), mother Carrie E (46), older brother H Reese (22), younger brother Roy P (15), and younger sisters Hazel M (13), Ever M (11), Julia E (8), and Ella S (3). 
On 5 Jul 1938, Paul Russell Smith (28) married Margaret Witt (38) in Alexandria, Virginia. Paul was white, single, worked as a mechanic, lived in Roanoke, born in Pittsylvania County, and the son of Marvin and Carrie Brumfield Smith. Margaret was white, single, lived at 806 F Street NE in Washington DC, born in Bristol, Virginia, and the daughter of John D and Mollie DePrato Witt. They were married by Herman Friedlander, of the Justice of the Peace. 
On 22 Dec 1938, his brother Roy Smith married Menia Ma Ashworth.
On 16 Jun 1948, his sister Julia Smith married Felix J Borum.
On 8 Oct 1949, his sister Eva M Smith (31) married Bennie C Bourne (40) in Gretna, Virginia.
On 20 Dec 1953, his father Marvin Smith died.
On 25 Jul 1973, his brother Roy Smith (58) died.
On 3 Nov 1973, his brother Reese Smith (66) died.
About 1979, his mother Carrie died.
On 20 Dec 1985, Paul Russell Smith (73) married Mary Leslie Preston (77) in Clifton Forge, Virginia. Paul was white, widowed in Dec 1982 from his first marriage, completed 11 years of education, lived at Rt 2 Box 200 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, born 1 Sep 1912 in Virginia, and the son of Marvin and Carrie E Brumfield Smith. Mary was white, divorced Sep 1978 from her second marriage, finished 7 years of education, lived at 420 W Ridgeway Street in Clifton Forge, born 8 Dec 1907 in Virginia, and the daughter of Joseph C and Fannie L Abbott Peters. They were married by celebrant Rev John D Neely. 
In 1993, his sister Hazel Davis (~76) died.
On 20 Feb 1997, his wife M Leslie Peters Smith died.
SMITH, Paul R., 84, of Fincastle, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, in a local hospital. He was the son of the late Marvin Smith and Carrie Brumfield Smith of Pittsylvania County. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a diesel mechanic and worked for various firms in the Roanoke area. He was the husband of the late Leslie Peters Preston Smith. He is survived by three sisters, Eva S. Bourne and Julia S. Borum of Burkeville, and Ella S. Harrell of Victoria; one granddaughter, Barbara Franklin Williams of Ft. Myers, Fla.
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