Funeral services for Samuel Dylven Smith, 65, formerly of Sheridan, Mo., held in the Blockton United Methodist Church, were conducted by Pastor Milt Henderson. Mr. Smith died January 8, 1982 in a Des Moines hospital. Military rites were conducted by the Blockton American Legion Post No. 443 at the Blockton Cemetery.
Samuel Dylven Smith was born September 17, 1916 near Ravenwood, Mo. He was the fourth of eight children born to Samuel B. [ertie] and Retha [Clutter] Smith.
Dylven or "Del" as he is known to most of us, grew up near Sheridan, Mo. and graduated from Sheridan High School.
On August 17, 1941 he was married to Evelyn Marie Ogle of Blockton, who survives. To this union were born a son and a daughter, both of whom died in infancy.
Del served three-and-one-quarter years in the Army in World War II. Much of his time he was stationed in France.
Del and Marie lived for nearly three years in Oregon. For 19 years they operated a propane gas service at Pumpkin Center, Mo., and for the past seven years, they have made their home in Blockton.
Del is survived by his wife, Marie Smith; four sisters, Mrs. Ermil Black, Silverton, Ore., Mrs. Floyd Pierce, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Jimmie Miller, Guilford, Mo., and Mrs. Francis Moore, Blanchard, Ia.; several nieces and nephews.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M88J-F3Y : accessed 11 May 2019), Dylven Smith in household of Saml B Smith, Greene, Worth, Missouri, United States; citing ED 155, sheet 2B, line 66, family 33, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 965; FHL microfilm 1,820,965.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHNH-KDL : accessed 11 May 2019), Dylven Smith in household of Samuel B Smith, Independence, Nodaway, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 12, sheet 9A, line 17, family 201, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1215; FHL microfilm 2,340,950.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7WT-NL6 : 14 March 2018), Dylvin Smith in household of Ermil Black, Sheridan, Union Township, Worth, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 114-10, sheet 3B, line 44, family 74, 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, roll 2164.
"Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL2V-R817 : 11 February 2019), Samuel Dylven Smith, 8 Jan 1982; citing Iowa, United States, The State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines.; FHL microfilm 2,209,670.
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V9G4-9TP : 19 May 2014), Samuel Smith, Jan 1982; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Samuel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Samuel: