Irvin Benjamin Smith

Documented History

Irvin Ben Smith was born 15 March 1885 in Lawrence, Indiana, per Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. His death certificate confirms his birthdate and states he was born in Lawrence, Indiana to John F. Smith and Nancy Ann Newhouse.



Irvin Ben Smith married Lulu Sanders on 16 April 1913 in Marion County, Indiana according to Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993 and Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941.

Birth, Marriage & Death Collection

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Irvin Ben Smith married Helen Marie Blake on 8 November 1916 in Marion County, Indiana according to Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993 and Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941.

IBS 1918 WWI Draft

IBS 1918 WWI Draft


Irvin registered for the World War I draft on 12 September 1918, per U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. His permanent address at the time was 602 Woodlawn, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He worked as a Welder at a Metal Company. His wife was Helen Smith and she lived at 1456 Naomi Street. Irvin described himself as short with a medium build, blue eyes and medium hair.

IBS 1942 WWII Draft Card

IBS 1942 WWII Draft Card


Irvin registered for the World War II draft when he was 57 years old, per U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. The draft registration card confirms his birthdate as 15 March 1885 and lists Alta M. Smith as a person who will always know his address. He was self-employed and lived at RR10 Box 553, Warren, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.



Irvin passed away on 26 January 1947 at 6am due to Pulmonary Tuberculosis. He was in the hospital undergoing treatment from 3 October 1946 through his death. He was 61 years, 10 months, and 11 days when he passed. He had been divorced and his usual occupation was Transfer & Trucking. He was self-employed. Irene McCarty was the informant. Irvin was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery on 29 January 1947.

That’s it for now, not much information on Irvin Benjamin Smith.  Of course if you knew him or have memories you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments below to keep his memories alive.  As always, I’ll update this page as I find additional information.

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