Am trying to find something, anything, about my great-grandfather and his family. His name was Walter Snyder Smith, born on Jan. 2, 1871 in Illinois (I have both Mattoon and Jefferson County). I have written information that suggests his parents were Jonathan and Mary Smith, although I have no concrete source for this information.
He moved to Missouri and married Sophia Maggie Brandt in 1899 in Nevada, MO. They had three sons, Paul Stewart Smith, Walter Louis Smith and David Earnest Smith. My great uncle Paul died while visiting Mt. Vernon, Illinois (I wonder if it was a family visit).
Sadly this is about all I have on this branch of my tree. I would appreciate hearing any and all help with trying to find some connection further back.
Hopefully someone researching the Smith's in Illinois will notice a link. I'd love to hear from you!