John Smith

John Colville Smith (1897 - 1962)

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Dr. John Colville Smith
Born in Paxton Township, Redwood County, Minnesota, United Statesmap
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Died in Riverside, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 11 Sep 2019 | Created 7 Feb 2019
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John was born in 1897. He was the son of Andrew Smith and Annie Stewart. [1][2]

He married Ione Keefer in 1919. She died in 1920 in Elgin, Illinois.

John married Grace Higgie in 1921.

He was a physician in Cicero, Illinois. He was the Medical Officer at the Illinois Institute of Technology. [3]

He passed away in 1962.


Illinois Rites Held for Famed Native of City

Funeral services for Dr. John C. Smith, 65, of Riverside, Ill, a native of Redwood Falls, were held Monday afternoon in Clement Presbyterian Church in Cicero, Ill, where he had taught a Bible class for 28 years, was a church elder and often served in the pulpit in absence of teh pastor. Interment was in Rosehill Cemetery.

Dr. Smith suffered his first coronary attack on Christmas Day and died of a heart attack at his home Thursday. Hew as born on a farm near Redwood Falls in April 1897 and attended school here. When his sisters went to Missouri to attend Park Collge at Kansas City, he went with them and completed high school and later attended Park college where he was honored at graduation in June this year as its Outstanding Alumnus. At that time he visited in Redwood Falls, his first visit here in 23 years.

1930 US Census

Cicero, Illinois[4] [5]

Name: John Smith
Home in 1930: Cicero, Cook, Illinois, USA
Street address: 50 Court
Father's Birthplace: Minnesota
Mother's Birthplace: Minnesota
Occupation: Physician
Industry: Doctor
  • Alice Higgie Head F 59 Wisconsin
  • John Smith Son-in-law M Minnesota
  • Grace Smith Wife F 30 Illinois
  • Robert Smith Son M 2 Illinois


  1. "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), John Colville Smith, 29 Mar 1897; citing Paxton Twp., Redwood, Minnesota, reference v B p 18; FHL microfilm 1,321,601.
  2. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 February 2019), John C Smith in household of Andrew D Smith, Paxton, Redwood, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 121, sheet 2B, family 26, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 713; FHL microfilm 1,374,726.
  3. Ancestry Record 1265 #263643545 "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; Yearbook Title: Integral; Year: 1948
    Name: Dr Dr C J Smith
    Medical Officer
    Yearbook Date: 1948
    School: Illinois Institute of Technology
    School Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Yearbook Title: Integral
  4. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 February 2019), John Smith in household of Alice Higgie, Cicero, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2080, sheet 20A, line 33, family 362, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 498; FHL microfilm 2,340,233.
  5. "Minnesota, Obituaries 1865-2006," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 February 2019), Dr John C Smith, 1962; citing Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, United States, newspaper Redwood Falls Gazette Southwest Minnesota Historical Center, Marshall. ; FHL microfilm 7,618,895.

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #196662717 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 06 February 2019), memorial page for Dr John Colville Smith (29 Mar 1897–2 Aug 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 196662717, citing Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Joelle Colville-hanson (contributor 48735492) .

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