Herschell Johnson Smith1,2,3

ID# 17400, (1900 - 1932)
FatherHerschell Porter Smith4,5,6 (30 May 1862 - 11 Mar 1934)
MotherCorinne Acklin Tuck7,8,6 (17 Aug 1869 - 8 Jan 1952)

Key Events:

Birth: 28 Jan 1900, Louisville, Kentucky9,10,11
Marriage12
Death: 1 Oct 1932, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio6
Burial: 2 Oct 1932, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky6
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Herschell Johnson Smith was born on 28 Jan 1900 in Louisville, Kentucky.9,10,11
     He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents, Herschell Porter Smith and Corinne Acklin Tuck.4 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents.5
     Herschell served in World War I, enlisting 6 Apr 1917 and becoming a private 1st class in Co. G, 113th Ammunition Train, Kentucky National Guard. The unit was drafted into Federal service 5 Aug 1917.3
     He is listed twice in the 1919 Louisville city directory, once at his father's address, 1247 S. Brook, and also at 238 E. Madison. In both listings his occupation is shown as U.S. Army. He has not been found in the 1920 census.13
     Herschell married, and later divorced according to his death certificate, but no details have been found.12
     Herschell has not been found again in the city directories until 1929, when he was living at 1029 Barret Ave., Louisville. No occupation is listed for him. He was not listed at that address in the 1930 census, nor has he been found elsewhere.14
     Herschell was living at the workhouse in Louisville, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was unemployed and suffering from chronic alcoholism.6
     Herschell died on 1 Oct 1932 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio, at age 32.6 He was buried on 2 Oct 1932 in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.6

Citations

  1. [S4035] Herschel P. Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, shows name as Herschell Smith.
  2. [S4038] Herschell P. Smith household, 1910 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, shows name as Herschell J. Smith.
  3. [S8788] Veterans Administration Master Index, card for Smith, Herschell Johnson, claim no. 1 159 557.
  4. [S4035] Herschel P. Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
  5. [S4038] Herschell P. Smith household, 1910 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
  6. [S8787] Herschell J. Smith, Certificate of Death.
  7. [S4035] Herschel P. Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  8. [S4038] Herschell P. Smith household, 1910 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  9. [S8787] Herschell J. Smith, Certificate of Death, shows date, city, and state.
  10. [S4035] Herschel P. Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, shows month, as Feb, year, age 3/12, and state.
  11. [S4038] Herschell P. Smith household, 1910 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, shows age 10 and state.
  12. [S8787] Herschell J. Smith, Certificate of Death, shows him as divorced.
  13. [S8789] Carson's Director of the City of Louisville, 1919, pg 1330.
  14. [S8789] Carson's Director of the City of Louisville, 1929, pg 1831.