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Minnie Estella Hoobler was born in Streator, Illinois April 1, 1868. Minnie was the oldest daughter of Jacob Hoobler III and Margaret Elmira Smith.

Minnie (Tellie) married Steve Oscar Smith in Kansas in 1883. When the Jacob’s moved to Nebraska the Smith’s bought their Kansas property. After 30 years in Kansas they moved to Rosedale, Oklahoma where they lived the rest of their lives. Minnie died August 13, 1951 at age 83.

Minnie Estella Hoobler, who was called "Tellie" by everyone but her husband, Steve, was the first child of Jacob and Elmira Smith Hoobler. Her husband called her "Stell." In 1903, when Jake sold his farm south of the Kansas River near St. Marys, the parents and all the children except Tellie and Steve went to Nebraska. Steve bought the home place, which had been bought in 1877. They moved to Oklahoma in 1911 and spent their lives in or near Rosedale.

Their daughter, Leila Estella, (Mrs. Edgar Gourd) wrote; "My parents, unlike the most of the Hoobler family (I will never forget the joking, fun, &, at the two reunions I attended) were very quiet, serious, and no nonsense allowed. None better, but just serious. And being the only ones in Oklahoma, I never did know my relatives. I do remember Granddad."

Bessie Smith wrote, "Fred Smith was a brother of my father, Steve, and he lived with us when I was a child, before he and Aunt Alta were married. The day of their wedding was the first day of school, and while the rest of the children chose to go to the wedding, I would not miss school, so lost out on such a big event. It was a hard choice to make, but they brought home big pieces of cake to me. The events of that day still remain very vivid in my memory."

Steve and Stell celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary just a month before his death in 1945.

Their children were:

1. Grace - Lester Franklin
        a. Bess - Paul Garrison
        b. Florence - Carl Felker
        c. Donald

2. Steve Oscar, Jr.

3. Bessie Clara

4. Morris Vincent

5. Myrtle - Daniel Kirkland
        a. Helen - Willis Miller
        b. Dores - William Acord
        c. Don - Gaye Miller
        d. Grace - David Hill

6. Dana - Mary Ewing a. LaDona

7. Leila - Edgar Allen Gourd
        a. Betty Lou -
Bob Robinson
        b. Wanda - Harold Earles

S. O. Smith, 86, Rosedale, died late Monday after an extended illness at his home. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Mrs. Minnie Estella Smith. Rosedale; his daughters, Mrs. L. W. Franklin, Rosedale; Mrs. Bud Kirkland, Rosedale; Miss Bessie Smith, Salem, Oregon; and Mrs. E. A. Gourd, Seminole; one son, Dana O. Smith, Purcell, five sisters, all of whom reside in the states of Pennsylvania and New York; and nine grandchildren and two great-grand­children.

Stephen Oscar Smith was born in East Charlestown, Pennsylvania August 4, 1858. After spending childhood and early manhood in his native state, he migrated to Kansas in 1880.

He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Estella Hoobler in 1883, and on December 23, 1944 he and Mrs. Smith celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.

After more than thirty years in Kansas, Mr. Smith and family moved to Rosedale where he lived until his death. He engaged successfully in farming and became a prosperous landowner in that area. Since 1919 he has carried on his farming enterprises from a semi-retired status.

Mr. Smith became a member of the Presbyterian Church when he was twenty years of age. He was a member of the Rosedale Presbyterian Church. He be­came a member of the Masonic Lodge at St. Marys, Kansas at the age of 21.

Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Smith Wednesday afternoon in the Rosedale Presbyterian Church with Dr. Reynolds, pastor of the Pauls Valley church in charge.

Casket bearers were Don Kirkland, Dick Miller, Bud Kirkland, E. A. Gourd, Fred Franklin, and Finis Ewing.

Mr. Smith was the last surviving son of a family of six sons and five daughters. None of his sisters were able to attend the funeral because of age and travel conditions. His daughter, Miss Bessie Smith, was also unable to attend.

Arrangements were made by the Yoakum funeral home of Purcell.

Mrs. S. O. Smith Dies Monday - August 13, 1951

  Mrs. Minnie Estella Smith, 83, wife of the late S. O. Smith and pioneer resident of the Rosedale community, died Monday at Roff, Oklahoma. Services were conducted Wednesday morning in the Yoakum church chapel, with the Rev. Ray Menard officiating. Interment was made in Hillsdale cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born in Streator, Illinois April 1,1868. She and her husband came to McClain county and settled near Rosedale where he became known as a successful and progressive farmer. She was a member of the Pres­byterian church at Rosedale. Mr. Smith died January 22,1945.

Survivors include one son, Dana O. Smith, Purcell; four daughters, Mrs. L.W. Franklin and Mrs. Bud Kirkland, Rosedale; Mrs. Edgar A. Gourd, Seminole; Miss Bessie Smith, Salem, Oregon; five brothers, two sisters, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Jack Miser, Douglas Klepper, Raymond Eddleman, Fred Villines, Haskell Klepper, and R.M. White.