Howard Carl Smith was born 08 June 1903 Centerville, Turner Co., SD, a son of Peter Smith and Louise Anna Stevens. He married Vera Barbara Uehling 17 Feb 1928 Brown Co., NE. She was born 14 Sep 1907 Wood Lake, Cherry Co., NE to John Martin Uehling and Amelia Charlotte Wagner (first cousins).
Howard Carl and Vera Barbara Smith lived in Weatherby, MO. They were the parents of eight children: Harold Monroe, Raymond Eugene, Darlene Gloria, Doris Gene, Helen Marie, Ruth Ann, Joyce Virginia and Mary Alice Smith. Harold Monroe was born 29 Aug 1928 Ainsworth, Brown Co., NE. He married Marilyn Cleaver of Weatherby, MO; and moved to Kansas City, MO until his death on 11 Feb 1999. Darlene Gloria was born 01 Jan 1932 and died 20 July 1994 in St. Joseph, MO. She was married to Harry Alvin Bassett who died 17 July 2001 in St. Joseph, MO. Mary Alice Smith was born 25 Jan 1949 and died 4 hrs later. The remaining children are still living.
W. M. STIGALL; proprietor of the Palace Drug Store, was born in Randolph County, Missouri, January 18, 1850. He was reared in his native county, and was educated in the Mount Pleasant schools. He then began teaching, and, in the year 1872, moved to DeKalb County, where he was considered one of that county's most successful educators, being, for some time, professor of the Osborn and Stewartsville public schools. May 6, 1879, he began in the drug business, and, in 1881, he erected a new business building, as a result of which he now has a fine store. He is an Odd Fellow, and member of Stewartsville Lodge No. 137. He was married, April 24, 1873, to Miss Nannie Riggs, the only daughter of A. H. and Caroline Riggs. She was born in Boone County, Missouri, April 17, 1854, and died November 15, 1876. They had one child, born in DeKalb County, January 25, 1874. Mr. Stigall was again married September 6, 1881, to Miss Amanda C. Litzenberg, a daughter of William and Nancy Litzenberg, who now reside in Chillicothe. She was born in Adams County, Illinois, July 6, 1855.
(Source: The History of Clinton County Missouri; published 1881; O.P. Williams & Co.; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)