Etta Mary Smith1

#32352, (29 October 1864 - 29 November 1947)
Father*Henry A Smith2 (1825 - 1911)
Mother*Elizabeth Prouty2 (1834 - 1915)


Francis Theodore Casey Jr. b. 1867, d. 1945
Child 1.Helen Francis Casey+1 (1898 - )
Her married name was Casey. 
Birth*29 October 1864She was born on 29 October 1864 at Davenport, Iowa.3 
Marriage*17 August 1897She married Francis Theodore Casey Jr., son of Dr. Francis T Casey and Sophia Tatum, on 17 August 1897 at Galesburg, Knox Co., IllinoisG.4 
14 June 1900She appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 in the household of Henry A Smith and Elizabeth Prouty, as Ellen Casey, dau., age 34 sic, b. IA Oct 1865, 1 child, living; marr. 3 yrs.5 
19 April 1903She and Francis Theodore Casey Jr. were seperated on 19 April 1903.6 
7 June 1910She was in Court on 7 June 1910 at District Court, Scott Co., IowaG.6 
Death*29 November 1947She died on 29 November 1947 at Kalamazoo, Michigan, at age 83.3 


  1. [S2737] Iowa Birth Records, 1956-1944, online Birth rec. of Helen Francis Casey, dau. of Francis Theodore Casey and Etta Mary Smith, 1898, q.v.
  2. [S2480] Michigan Deaths Records, 1867/1897-1929/1952: Death rec. of Etta Smith Casey, wid., dau. of Henry A Smith and Elizabeth Prouty, 1947, q.v, index and images, online
  3. [S2480] Michigan Deaths Records, 1867/1897-1929/1952: Etta Smith Casey, wid., dau. of Henry A Smith and Elizabeth Prouty, b. Davenport IA 29 Oct 1864, d. Kalamazoo MI 29 Nov 1947; cert. no. 20579.
  4. [S1648] Illinois Marriages 1815–1935, online, Film 1412058 (004031813) > img 1619/1713, Marriage License (Minor) 12171. Frank T Casey, clerk, age 30, res. Davenport IA, b. Potosi MO, son of Sopha [sic] T Tatum and Frank T Casey; and Etta M Smith, age 31, b. and res. Davenport IA, dau. of H A Smith and Elizabeth Prouty; marr. Galesburg, Knox Co. IL, 17 Aug 1917, by Nelson G Lyons, pastor, 1st M. E. Church.
  5. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. H A (75), b. CT May 1825, parents b. CT, day laborer; Elizabeth (66), b. OH Jan 1834, father b. NY, mother b. VT, 8 children, 2 living; marr. 45 yrs.
  6. [S2740] Iowa Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997, online, Scott Co. > Vol. 128, pp. 528 ff, imgs. 423/801 and following, In the Matter of the Estate of Francis T Casey. Petition by Etta M Casey for Letters of Administration, Davenport IA, 7 Jun 1910.
    That Frank T. Casey, whose real name is Francis Theodore Casey whose residence was at Davenport, in the County of Scott and State of Iowa, on or about the 19th day of April 1903, absented himself from his usual place of residence an! ever since said date has concealed hie whereabouts from his family without any known cause, for a period of seven (7) years and more.
    That your petitioner is the wife of the said Frank T. Casey and that the said Frank T. Casey at the time aforementioned had personal property within the Jurisdiction of title court, in value not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00) and that by reason of hie absenting himself there has become due and payable to your petitioner two (2) Insurance Policies that he had upon his life of One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00) each; that said policies are made payable to your petitioner.
    That your petitioner as his wife is entitled to one third (1/3) of his personal property and that their only child, Helen F. Casey born October 27th, 1898, is entitled to two (2/3) of hie personal property; that your petitioner and the said daughter are the sole and only heirs at law of the said Frank T. Casey.
    That your petitioner has never heard from the said Frank T. Casey save and except one letter dated three (3) days after his disappearance and from that day until now neither she nor any member of the family have ever heard from the said Frank T. Casey and that your petitioner firmly believes that the said Frank T. Casey is long since dead and that probably his death occurred immediately thereafter.