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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thriller Thursday - George Bennett Smart and Mary Ethel Boone


Thriller Thursday is a daily blogging prompt at Geneabloggers.com used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites. Are there murders, bizarre accidents or other thrilling stories among your family history? Tell us about them through words and pictures during Thriller Thursday. This is an ongoing series by Anne Kruszka at Gene Notes.

Let me show this family and round them out first.

Thomas Crowell Smart was born 1/4/1869 in Stanly County, NC. He married 1st Mary Catherine Huneycutt (aka Kate Huneycutt, Kate Honeycutt). She was born 4/27/1871 in NC. They had 3 sons: James Arthur Smart, George Bennett Smart and Edward Franklin "Frank" Smart. Mary Catherine Smart died 8/20/1902 in Stanly County, NC. Kate Smart was buried at Locust Presbyterian Church, 607 Main Street West, Locust, Stanly, NC

1900 U.S. Census of Furr, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll : 1218 ; Page : 16A ; Enumeration District : 0125 ; FHL microfilm : 1241218 , Lines 7-11, "Thos. C. Smart"
Thos. C. Smart, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Jan, 1869, 31 yrs old, Married 8 yrs (DOM 1892), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write, Rents farm
Mary C. Smart, Wife, W, F, Born Apr, 1871, 29 yrs old, Married 8 yrs, 5 children with 4 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Jas. A. Smart, Son, W, M, Born Sept, 1893, 6 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Geo. B. Smart, Son, W, M, Born Sept, 1894, 5 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ed. Frank Smart, Son, M, W, Born May, 1899, 1 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

1910 U.S. Census of Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll: T624_1125 ; Page : 5A ; Enumeration District : 0116 ; FHL microfilm : 1375138 ; Lines 43-49, "Thomas C. Smart"
Thomas C. Smart, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 42 yrs old (DOB 1868), 2 Marriage, Married 7 yrs (DOM 1903), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Labor farmer, Can read and write, Rents home
Mary Smart, Wife, F, W, 30 yrs old (DOB 1880), 1st marriage, Married 7 yrs, 3 children with 1 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ira W. Smart, Son, M, W, 1 yr 11/12 mos old (DOB 1908), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Arthur Smart, Son, M, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1894), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Dolpher (sic, Doffer) in cotton mill, Can read and write
Bennie Smart, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1896), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Dolpher (sic, Doffer) in cotton mill, Can read and write
Frank Smart, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1898), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Dolpher (sic, Doffer) in cotton mill, Can read and write
Pierson Barbee (sic), Brother-in-law, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1888), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Labor for railroad, Can read and write

1920 U.S. Census of Lowder Street, AlbemarleStanly County North Carolina ; Roll : T625_1323 ; Page :  10A ; Enumeration District :  146 ; Image :  364 , Lines 34-38 , "Thos Smart"
Thos Smart, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 54 yrs old (DOB 1866), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in ME, Rapper at cotton mill
Bennett Smart, Son, M, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in ME, Oiler in cotton mill
Frank Smart, Son, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1900), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in ME, Chafer
Jery Smart (sic Irey Smart aka Ira Smart), Son, M, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1901, sic but actually about 1908), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in ME, No occupation
Mary Smart, Wife, F, W, 45 yrs old (DOB 1875), Married, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Winder in cotton mill

For some reason, in the 1940 Census, Thomas and Mary Jane  Smart are separated and living with their sons.
1940 U.S. Census of  Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2882; Page:6B; Enumeration District: 13-24, Lines 69-71, "Frank Smart"
Frank Smart, Head, Owns house valued at $2,500, M(ale), W(hite), 40 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married, Attended school 0 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in rural Cabarrus County, NC in 1935, Farmer
Lilia Smart, Wife, F, W, 45 yrs old (DOB 1895), Married, Attended school thru 4th grade, Born in NC, Lived in rural Cabarrus County, NC in 1935, Housework
Thomas Smart, Father, M, W, 73 yrs old (DOB 1867), Attended school thru 4th grade, Lived in rural Cabarrus County, NC

1940 U.S. Census of Lowder St., West and North Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll : T627_2975 ; Page : 11B ; Enumeration District : 84-27 , Lines 48-52, "Ira Smart"
Ira Smart, Head, Rents house for $15, M(ale), W(hite), 34 yrs old (DOB 1906), Married, Attended school thru 4th grade, Born in NC, Lived in same place in 1935, Clerk at general store, Income $1,300
Bertha Smart, Wife, F, W, 36 yrs old (DOB 1904), Married, Attended high school 2 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in same place in 1935
Louise Smart, Daughter, F, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1924), Single, Attends school, Attended high school 3 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in same place in 1935
Helen Smart, Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1929), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in NC, Lived in same place in 1935
Mary Smart, Mother, F, W, 60 yrs old (DOB 1880), Widowed, Attended school 0 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in same place in 1935



1) James Arthur Smart was born 9/11/1893 in Stanly County, NC. He married Lorraine Sherwood Dennis (DOB 10/16/1896 in Newark, NJ). They had one child, Harry Clinton Smart. They lived in Panama in the Canal Zone where Arthur Smart was a policeman. He was killed when he was on his police motorcycle and a car ran him off the road at a high rate of speed. No charges were ever made. He died on 2/5/1941 in Panama, C.Z. Lorraine Smart died 12/8/1969 in San Antonio, Bexar County, NC.
1930 U.S. Census of Cristobal, Cristobal District, Panama Canal Zone ; Roll : 2638 ; Page : 2B ; Enumeration District : 43 ; Image : 503.0 ; FHL microfilm : 2342372, Lines 85, "Arthur Smart"
Arthur Smart, Lodger, M(ale), W(hite), 36 yrs old (DOB 1894), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Policeman at police station

1940 U.S. Census of Pedro Miguel town, Balboa, Panama Canal Zone, Roll :T627_4642 ; Page : 5B ; Enumeration District : 1-34 , Lines 60-63, "Arthur J. Smart"
Arthur J. Smart, Head, Rent for $13, M(ale), W(hite), 46 yrs old (DOB 1894), Married, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in NC, Policeman for Police and Fire division
Lorraine S. Smart, Wife, F, W, 41 yrs old (DOB 1899), Married, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in NJ, No occupation
Harry C. Smart, Son, M, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1934), Single, Attends school, Born in Canal Zone
Frank L. Peters , Stepson, M, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1919), Single, Attended school 16 yrs, Born in NY, Student Engineer Civil, Special Enginner Division

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
1932, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1903-1945 ; Series : T905 ; Roll # : 144 , Lines 28-29, "Arthur Smart"
Arthur Smart, 38 yrs old, M(ale), M(arried), Born in Stanly County, NC on 9/11/1893, Address in U.S.: 162 Depot St., Concord, NC
Lorraine Smart, 33 yrs old, F, M, Born in Newark, NJ on 10/16/1899, Address in U.S.: 162 Depot St., Concord, NC
Name: Arthur Smart
Arrival Date: 4 May 1932
Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 38
Birth Date: abt 1894
Birth Place: North Carolina, Stanley
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Cristobal, Canal Zone
Ship Name: Contessa

Line 6, James Arthur Smart, 40 yrs old, M(ale), M(arried), Born in Stanly County, NC on 9/11/1893, Address in U.S. 162 W. Depot St., Concord, NC
Lonamie Sherwood Smart, 35 yrs old, F, M, Born in Newark, NJ on 10/16/1898, Address in U.S. 162 W. Depot St., Concord, NC
Harry C. Smart, 7 mos old, M, Born in Ancon, CZ on 9/19/1933, Address in U.S. 162 W. Depot St., Concord, NC
Port of Departure: Cristbal, cz (Canal Zone)
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Ancon

Year: 1940 ; Arrival ; Microfilm Serial: T715 ; Microfilm Roll: 6492 ; Line: 26 ; Page Number: 144, Lines 26-28, "Arthur Smart"
Arrival Date: 24 Aug 1940
Port of Departure: Cristobal, Canal Zone, Panama
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Cristobal
Arthur Smart, 46 yrs old, M(ale), M(arried), Born in Albemarle, NC on 9/11/1893, Address in U.S.: Charleston, SC
Lorraine S. Smart, 41 yrs old, F, M, Born in Newark, NJ on 10/16/1898, Address in U.S.: Charleston, SC
Harry Clinton Smart, 6 yrs old, M, S, Born in Ancon, CZ on 9/19/1933, Address in U.S.: Charleston, SC


2) George Bennett Smart (aka Crip Smart) was born 9/2/1895 in Stanly County, NC. He married Mary Ethel Boone (DOB 5/22/1898 in Stanly County, NC to John Franklin Boone, Sr. and Mollie Eliza Whitley Aldridge) about 1920 in Stanly County, NC. They had 6 children: Rodeth Mae Smart, Virginia Sue Smart, Frances Elvene Smart, Arlina Smart, George Bennett Smart Jr., Bobby Dean Smart. Marty Ethel Smart died 1/8/1952 in Stanly County Hospital, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC of acute myocardial infarction due to coronary occlusion due to hypertensive heart disease (duration 2 yrs). She was buried in Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 28766 Highway 24/27 Albemarle, Stanly County, NC.  He was buried with his wife in Pine Grove United Methodist Church. 

U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: North Carolina; Registration County: Stanly; Roll: 1766026, Serial # (cut off), Order # (cut off), Geo. Bennett Smart, DOB 9/2/1895
Geo. Bennett Smart
, 21 yrs old
Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
DOB 9/2/1895 in Locust Level, Locust, Stanly County, NC
Occupation: Machinist
Employer: Parker and Harris, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Single, Caucasian
32-1-42-A
Tall Slender, Light Blue Eyes, Light Brown Hair
Signed by him on 6/5/1917 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC

1930 U.S. Census of N.C. State Prison Farm, Caledonia, Halifax,  Halifax County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1697 ; Page : 5A ; Enumeration District :  15 ; Image : 57.0 ; FHL microfilm :  2341431 , Lines 36, "George B. Smart"
George B. Smart, Prisoner, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (sic, DOB 1889 ?), Married at age 31 yrs old (DOM 1920), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm labor

1930 U.S. Census of Endy,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1721 ; Page : 1A ; Enumeration District :  8 ; Image : 581.0 ; FHL microfilm :  2341455 , Lines 10-18, "Mollie Boone"
Mollie Boone, Head, Owns home valued at $1,200, F(emale), W(hite), 53 yrs old (DOB 1877), Divorced, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation
John Boone, Son, M, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1909), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Oiler at cotton mill
Myrtle Boone (sic), Daughter, F, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1911), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Spinner at cotton mill
J. William Boone, Grandson, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1920), Single, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ethel Smart, Daughter, F, W, 30 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married at age 20 yrs old (DOB 1920), Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation
Rodeth Smart, Granddaughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1922), Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sue Smart, Granddaughter, F, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1924), Does not attend school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Elvine Smart (sic), Granddaughter, F, W, 4 yrs 5/12 mos old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Arline Smart (sic), Granddaughter, F, W, 1 yrs 5/12 mos old, Born in NC, both parents born in NC

1940 U.S. Census of Endy, Stanly County, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2975; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 84-8, Lines 45-52, "George B. Smart"
George B. Smart, Head, Owns home valued at $80, M(ale), W(hite), 42 yrs old (DOB 1898), Married, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935, Mechanic garage, Income $1,250
Mary E. Smart, Wife, F, W, 40 yrs old, Married, Attended school 0 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935 , Spinner at cotton mill, Income $465
Rodeth M. Smart, Daughter, F, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1922), Single, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935 , Housework for private family
Virginia S. Smart, Daughter, F, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1924), Single, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935, No occupation
Frances E. Smart, Daughter, F, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1926), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935
Arline Smart (sic), Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1929), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935
George Smart Jr., Son, M, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1932), Attends school, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935
Bobby D. Smart, Son, M, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1934), Does not attend school, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935

NC Death Certificate #854, Registration District #2690, George Bennett Smart, DOD 1/15/1965 in Veteran's Administration hospital, Cross Creek, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC
Usual Residence: Route 4, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Male, White, Widowed, DOB 9/2/1895 in Locust Level, NC, 69 yrs old
Occupation: Automobile mechanic
Veteran of WWI
Father: Thomas Smart, Mother: Kattie Honeycutt (sic), Informant: VA Hospital Records
DOD 1/15/1965 at 11:25pm
Cause of death: Uremia due to Glomerulonephritis
Burial:  1/17/1965 in Pine Grove Methodist, Stanly County, NC


3) Edward Franklin Smart (aka Frank Smart, Eddie Frank Smart) was born 5/29/1899 in Stanly County, NC. He married Lilia Mildred Watson (DOB About 1895 in NC). They had one child, Helen Smart. Frank Smart died 4/18/1966 in Shelby, Cleveland County, NC. He is buried at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 North Post Road, Shelby, Cleveland County, NC of acute myocardial infarction.

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
Name: Eddie Franklin Smart
Event Type: birth
Birth Date: 1899
Birth County: Stanly
Parent1 Name: Thomas Crowell Smart
Roll Number: NCVR_B_C089_66003
Volume: D-2
Page: 177

1940 U.S. Census of  Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2882; Page:6B; Enumeration District: 13-24, Lines 69-71, "Frank Smart"
Frank Smart, Head, Owns house valued at $2,500, M(ale), W(hite), 40 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married, Attended school 0 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in rural Cabarrus County, NC in 1935, Farmer
Lilia Smart, Wife, F, W, 45 yrs old (DOB 1895), Married, Attended school thru 4th grade, Born in NC, Lived in rural Cabarrus County, NC in 1935, Housework
Thomas Smart, Father, M, W, 73 yrs old (DOB 1867), Attended school thru 4th grade, Lived in rural Cabarrus County, NC

U.S. WW II Draft Cards Young Men, 1898-1929
1942, Record Group: RG 147; Class: RG147, North Carolina World War II Draft Registration Cards; Box Number: 337, Serial #1427, Order #11371, Edward Franklin Smart, DOB 5/27/1899
Serial #1427, Edward Franklin Smart, Order #11371
Route 1, Midland, Cabarrus County, NC
42 yrs old, DOB 5/27/1899 in Stanly County, NC
Name and Address Of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Lelia Smart, Route 1, Midland, Cabarrus County, NC
Employer: Farming for self
White, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair, Ruddy Complexion
Signed by his mark on 2/16/1942 in Concord, Cabarrus County, NC


NC Death Certificate #11448, Registration District #23-00, Eddie Frank Smart, DOD 4/18/1966 in 908 Parkwood Road, Shelby, Cleveland County, NC (at home)
Male, White, Married to Mildred Wilson Smart, DOB 5/29/1899 in NC, 66 yrs old
Occupation: Driver for Queen City Trailway
Father: Thomas Smart, Mother: Mary Honeycutt, Informant: Mrs. Mildred Smart, 908 Parkwood Road, Shelby, NC
DOD 4/18/1966 at 4:30pm
Cause of death: Acute myocardial infarction (duration 3 mins)
Buried: 4/20/1966 in Elizabeth, Shelby, Cleveland County, NC


Thomas next married Mary Jane Barbee. Mary Barbee was born 3/4/1878 in Stanly County, NC. Their children were Eugene and Nellie Smart (DOB 5/1/1912 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 11/3/1912 in Stanly County, NC) and Ira W. Smart (DOB About 1908 in Stanly County, NC). Thomas C. Smart died 11/28/1948 in Stanly County, NC of apoplexy. Thomas Smart was buried with his first wife in Locust Presbyterian ChurchMary Smart died 4/20/1949 of cardiac embolism due to fracture right femur (3/25/1949), other significant factor was cerebral arteriosclerosis with psychosis after surgery to pin hip when accidentally fell in ward. Mary Jane Barbee Smart was buried with their twins in Canton Baptist Church, 24615 Endy Rd, Endy, Stanly County, NC.


Okay, I've set the scene. That is the family background. Why is this family on Thriller Thursday? There were 2 serious incidents in this family that changed lives forever. 

Here is the article I found online concerning the first event:
1922
Crip Smart Badly Injured By Albert Odell
Crip Smart, a well known Albemarle man and veteran of the World War, was badly wounded early Monday morning by Albert Odell, who is employed by one of the local cotton mills. It is reported that Odell assaulted Smart without warning, that he used a hack saw which had been sharpened to a keen edge. A bad gash was inflicted across Mr. Smart's neck and throat and one or two cuts were inflicted across the left side, sixty stitches having been necessary to sew up the gashes.
It is said there had been some bad feeling between the parties for some time, although Smart had no reason to suspect such a deadly assault by Mr. Odell, and without warning. Odell has been placed under arrest, and will have a hearing at an early date. Mr. Smart's condition is very serious though not necessarily fatal.


The second event was even worse. Here are the newspaper clippings about the second event:
The Stanly News Herald, Albemarle, NC, 11/23/1928
Frank and 'Crip' Smart Sentenced to State Prison 5-7 Years
Judge Stack Passed Sentence Thursday Afternoon, 15 Minutes til 3 O'clock; Jury Rendered Verdict Wednesday Night After Over Two Hours Deliberation
Frank and "Crip" Smart were sentenced to the State Penitentiary for not less than five years and no more than seven years by Judge A.M. Stack in Stanly Superior Court here Thursday afternoon at 15 minutes before 3 o'clock.
The Grand Jury returned true bills for murder against Frank and "Crip" Smart, as a result of the automobile accident here on Friday night, November 2, for which little Frank Newsome, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Newsome, lost his life.
Solicitor Don Phillips announced at the beginning of the case that he would not ask for murder in the first degree, but he was asking for murder in the second degree, or manslaughter, as the evidence in the case should justify.
The jury returned it's verdict Wednesday night a little after 7 o'clock after having deliberated for two hours and five minutes. They took the case about 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
Twenty three witnesses had been summoned by the State and defense together, but only part of these were put on the stand. Fred Newsome, father of the dead child, Frank Newsome, was first to take the stand. He stated that he had parked his car near Ed Glover's store and left his wife and children there while he went inside to do some shopping. After the shopping he stopped on the sidewalk and engaged in conversation with a man. He stated he did not hear any noise until the crash.
Silas Honeycutt, local policeman, said that he arrested Frank and Crip.
Dr. Shaver, local physician, took the stand and said that he rendered medical attention to Crip some thirty minutes after the accident, at which time Frank was also present. He stated they had both been drinking.
J.E. Fresson then took the stand and told about seeing the car in which the two defendants were riding. He said that he judged it was going sixty miles an hour when he saw it. He saw it crash into the Newsome car, he said. Lucian Crowell swore that Frank Smart came into his barber shop early that evening before the wreck, and that he appeared to be intoxicated.
Dr. Tally testified as to the Newsome child's injuries. He gave as his opinion for death resulting that the head had been crushed either by some hard object, or by falling on the pavement.
Fairly Huneycutt also testified as to the speed of the car. He stated that in his opinion when it crossed the railroad tracks it was making sixty miles or thereabout an hour.
The State rested at a few minutes past 2 o'clock. Immediately the Defense commenced to place witnesses on the stand. Arnold Poplin and W.C. Underwood stated that they carried Frank and Crip Smart to a local hospital, and that they did not smell any liquor and that neither appeared to be drunk.
Tom Davis stated that he carried Crip Smart, some time that night to the hospital where the Newsome child was. Upon entering the hospital, somebody asked Crip how badly he was hurt, to which he replied it did not matter about himself, he wanted to know how the injured child was. He also cited that Crip did not appear to be drinking, and that if he was intoxicated, he could not detect it. He also said that Crip told Mr. Newsome if there was anything he could do, that he would be glad to do it.
Crip Smart himself was then put on the stand. He remained there for a good while, the State having put him through a considerable cross examination. Crip's version of the affair was that he had been up to town to get some medicine for some of his sick children. While in the drug store, his brother Frank came in and asked him for his car to go to Concord to see his sister. He agreed to let him have it, and they had been to Crip's place of business to fill the same up with gas and oil and were on their way back to town, where Crip was to get his medicine, when the accident occurred.
Crip stated that he had not drank or touched a drop of liquor all that day. He said that Frank was not drunk, and if he had been drinking, he did not know it. Crip said that there was an Oakland car coming down the street, and Frank pulled over to miss it, and so hit the Newsome car.
It was the middle of the afternoon before the evidence was all in. The counsel for both sides started delivering their speeches. After the speeches, Judge Stack charged the jury...
During the hearing of this case, some of Albemarle's most distinguished citizens were present, they being friends of the defendants. A.C. Heath was there among others, having taken his seat in the bar near Frank and Crip, where he remained during the trial.

This sad story resulted in prison time for, at least, Crip Smart. I found him in the 1930 U.S. Census serving time in N.C. State Prison Farm, Caledonia, Halifax,  Halifax County, North Carolina. I was not able to find Frank Smart in the 1930 census at all. I searched all the prisoners in the NC State Prison where Crip was but saw no "Frank Smart". Nor did I find him anywhere else. But he shows up in the 1940 U.S. Census where he is married, no children listed. His father is living with him and his wife. It was such a tragedy and it seems the Smarts were very sorry it happened. It seemed to be up in the air whether it was an accident or a drunk driving accident. Either way the Newsomes lost their little boy and I'm sure everyone involved suffered.

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