Ralph Paine Smith
- Born: 20 Aug 1893, Townsville, Vance Co., NC 1
- Marriage (1): Isabell M. circa 1917
- Marriage (2): Viola Virginia Hageman in 1935
- Died: 22 Jan 1963, Danville City, Virginia at age 69
- Buried: Highland Burial Park, Danville, VA
The WWI Draft Registration Card for Ralph P. Smith taken June 5, 1917 records his birth date as August 20, 1893 in Townsville, Vance Co., NC. He is currently married with a child and is living at 440 Tyler Street, Gary, Indiana. His physical description is medium height and build with gray eyes and brown hair. He has lost the use of his left eye.
The 1930 Federal Census for Calumet Township, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana (ED# 13, page 75B) records Ralph P. Smith (35 - NC/NC/NC) with his wife Isabell M. (34 - Illinois/England/England) and their daughter Helen (12 - Indiana). Ralph is an Insurance Salesman and has been married for 13 years.
The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for Ralph Payne Smith dated April 27, 1942 lists his date of birth as August 20, 1893 in Townsville, NC. He is living with Mrs. Viola Smith at 213 North Avenue in Danville, VA. He is working for Farell Security ADM and his physical description is 5' 9", 180 lbs with blue eyes, gray hair and dark complexion.
From The Bee, Danvile, VA - Thursday, Jan 24, 1963
Rites tomorrow for R. P. Smith
Funeral rites for Ralph Payne Smith, who succumbed to a heart condition in Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, will be conducted from the Wrenn-Yeatts chapel tomorrow at 2 p.m. and interment will follow in Highland Burial Park.
Mr. Smith was a native of Vance Co., NC born August 20, 1893, a son of the late Rev. Joseph E. Smith and Blanch Blackwell Smith.
Most of his life was spent in Gary, Ind., but for the past 23 years had made his home in Danville. Until retiring a year ago he owned and operated the Town Insurance Agency. Previously he had been a Justice of the Peace in the city for a number of years. He was a graduate of Valparaiso University of Indiana.
In September of 1935 he married the former Miss Viola Hageman, who survives.
Mr. Smith was a charter member of the North Main Baptist Church.
Beside his wife. he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arlene Kidder, Denver Colorado; one son, Carl Taylor Smith II [named for Ralph's brother], Richmond; three step children Mrs. J. T. Evans, Mrs. James E. Smith both of Danville and Clyde Daniel Hanes Jr., Richmond. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Dr. Roy P. Smith, Fort Myers, Florida; J. Edwin Smith, Gary, Indiana; E. Vernon Smith and Mrs. Robert Tranter both of Franklin, Indiana. Eleven grand children and two great grand children also survive.
The body is at the funeral home and the family is at 168 Clement Ave.
Ralph married Isabell M. circa 1917. (Isabell M. was born circa 1895 in Illinois and died after 1930 in Gary, Lake Co., Indiana.)
Ralph next married Viola Virginia Hageman in 1935. (Viola Virginia Hageman was born on 28 Mar 1902 in Chicago Cook Co., Illinois and died on 1 May 1980 in Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia.)