Smith, Hudson Eugene

Birth Name Smith, Hudson Eugene
Nick Name Gene
Gender male
Age at Death 87 years, 8 months, 23 days


Enlisted for the Civil War when he was 14 years old, and was reputed to be the youngest soldier in the Civil War. He carried a musket all through the whole three years, for which he enlisted, being in Company I, 13th. Kansas Volunteer Infantry.

William Cutler "A History of Kansas" says this: " H. Eugene Smith, the only son, enlisted August 29, 1862, in Company I, Thirteenth Kansas Volunteer Infantry. He was at this time not quite fourteen years of age; undoubtedly the youngest soldier who ever enlisted in either the Union or Rebel armies. He carried his musket and served out his three years term of service, and has since lived in Nemaha County with the exception of about three years spent in the mountains of the West. His wife was Mary Graham, of Granada. Mr. Smith by trade is a plasterer, and his home in Wetmore is a pleasant one."

Living with the Lockman's in Granada, Nemaha Co, KS in 1860 after parents' death.
1870 - Granada, Nemaha, Kansas
1880 - Granada, Nemaha, Kansas married to Mary
1885 - KS State Census Collection, Wetmore, Nemaha
1890 - Santa Ana, Orange, CA living with "Lulu Hyde" family


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1845-04-28 Rockdale, Crawford, PA all the census's say 1848 1
Military Service between 1862 and 1865   GAR Civil War Veteran - Company I Kansas 13th Infantry  
Death 1933-01-21 Santa Ana, CA    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Smith, Daniel Dabout 18201860
Mother Gage, Harriet1821-04-061857-11-28
    Sister     Smith, Julia P 1839 1862
    Brother     Smith, Clinton E 1841 between 1850 and 1860
    Sister     Smith, Elmira C 1842-02-28 1863-03-31
         Smith, Hudson Eugene 1845-04-28 1933-01-21
    Sister     Smith, Mary Victoria 1846-11-03 between 1920 and 1930
    Sister     Smith, Ellen Cora 1848-12-27 1902-08-08
    Sister     Smith, Sally 1849 1857
    Sister     Smith, Sylvia M 1852-05-19 1940-10-19


Family of Smith, Hudson Eugene and Graham, Mary A

Married Wife Graham, Mary A ( * 1849 + 1899-03-05 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1870-08-00 Granada, Nemaha County, KS Marriage of Smith, Hudson E and Graham, Mary A  

Family of Smith, Hudson Eugene and Howland, Emma Jean Coral

Married Wife Howland, Emma Jean Coral ( * 1857 + 1931-03-26 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1901-10-17   Marriage of Smith, Hudson E and Howland, Emma Jean Coral  

Home in 1920: Santa Ana Ward 2, Orange, California