Friday, May 6, 2011

Capt. Owen "Oat" Smith

According to his death certificate, Owen Smith was born in Lorain, Ohio on March 27, 1867 to Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. As an adult, he lived in Erie County, Ohio. In the 1910 U.S. Census, Owen Smith listed his occupation as boat captain, and in 1920, he stated he was a fisherman. Owen Smith was married to a lady named Abbie, and they had a large family of seven children.

On May 6, 1932, Owen Smith passed away.The Oakland Cemetery interment card for Mr. Smith states that Owen Smith died as a result of pneumonia. His address was listed as Willow Beach. Willow Beach was a neighborhood off West Monroe Street on Sandusky's west side, not far from Lion's Park. Owen Smith was buried at Oakland Cemetery where his tombstone reads:

Capt. Oat Smith

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