Rufus Smith

Rufus Smith

Rufus M. Smith

Rufus M. Smith (1842-1920) was the eldest son of Isaac and Margaret Smith and married Irene Melissa Smith (1850-1924). He was eleven years old when he and his family moved to the Oregon Territory in 1853. He attended school in Monmouth, Oregon, where he boarded with Squire Stoten Whitman. He served in Vancouver, Washington, during the Civil War. He is buried at the Fir Crest Cemetery.

Children of Rufus M. Smith:

Cora M. Smith (1873-1891)
Roy M. Smith (1883-1938)
Ida M. Smith
Myra I. Smith
E. M. Smith
Rosa E. Smith

For more information about the Smith family, please view the family biography.

To see photographs of the Smith family, please visit the photo gallery.


Letters from 1856


Letter to Matilda Smith from Rufus Smith and Isaac Smith, Rufus Smith and Isaac Smith