His mother was Fannie Glazebrook who married his father, William Newton Smith in 1896 in Hunt county, Texas. They divorced or had the marriage annulled before Claude was born in January, 1897. In 1900, she married Will Leach in Atoka, Oklahoma. Then moved to Durant, Oklahoma. Their child was Edith Helen Leach, my grandmother on my mother's side.
My grandmother always she her step-brother died young. I am thinking he died before my mother was born in 1921 because she never met him.