John was born about 1838. He passed away before 1875. His information comes from his son's death certificate.
"New York State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNJ-6M31 : 10 March 2018), Cornelia E Smith in household of John E Smith, Ward 02, Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States; citing Census, p. 48, citing multiple county Clerks; Warren and Lewis County Board of Supervisors; multiple counties in New York; Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York.
"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2M8-PTCR : 18 March 2018), Jennie A Smith in entry for Charles Elliott Smith, 22 Dec 1944; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .
Name: Charles Elliott Smith
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 22 Dec 1944
Event Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States