Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday--Grover Cleveland and Mildred Tate Smith

Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Seneca County, Tiffin, Ohio are Grover Cleveland Smith and his wife Mildred Claudene Tate Smith, my husband's maternal grandparents.

Grover was a prosperous truck farmer in Clinton Township, Seneca County, Ohio until his untimely death from a toxic goiter, at age 45, leaving his wife and seven young children.

Grover Cleveland Smith
son of John Andrew Smith and Helena Fredericka Oster
Born: Mar 19, 1885 at Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio
Died: Mar 5, 1931 at Clinton Township, Seneca County, Ohio

Mildred Claudene Tate Smith
daughter of Charles Henry Christian Tate and Ida Mae Hess
Born: Feb 19, 1895 at Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio
Died: Feb 9, 1964 at Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio


  1. I can't imagine being left with all those kids. Can you tell me what a truck farmer is?

  2. As I understand it he was a farmer who sold his produce from a truck that he drove around town and stopped at all the homes.