Walter Herbert Smith

M, #279, (1879 - 1946)
Walter Herbert Smith|b. 4 Sep 1879\nd. 11 May 1946|p279.htm|Eugene Smith|b. a 1851||Elisabeth Fondren|b. a 1855||||||||||||||

Last Edited=26 Apr 2008
Walter Herbert Smith was born on September 4, 1879 in Thomasville, Georgia. He was the son of Eugene Smith and Elisabeth Fondren. He married Emma Hahr Dobbs, daughter of James Monroe Dobbs Sr. and Emma Charlotte Hahr, on October 28, 1915 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. He died on May 11, 1946 in Washington, D.C., at age 66.

He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy 1901. Served Philippines, China, Cuba, Mexico, France, thereby earning 5 campaign medals. He had seven other medals besides. He spent eighteen years in the cavalry and was a well known polo player through 20 years. He transferred to Field Artillery 1918. Became polo instructor, one of "ole Army's" outstanding horsemen. Owned eight beautiful horses (3 for polo). Retired after 34 years service, physical disability, Sept 30, 1934. Colonel, US Army. They lived for many years in Washington DC. He is buried at Arlington, section 3, grave 2396.1


1920Fort Sill, OklahomaWalter Herbert Smith and Emma Smith appeared on the census of 1920 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, - listed in the same household: Charles Kimball Smith and Eugene Hamilton Smith.2
1930Fort Bragg, North CarolinaHe and Emma Smith appeared on the census of 1930 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, - listed in the same household: Charles Kimball Smith, Eugene Hamilton Smith and Evan Prothro Smith.
Descendants of John Dobbs
Descendants of John McMullan
Descendants of John Pruddo
Descendants of Thomas Hickson

Children of Walter Herbert Smith and Emma Hahr Dobbs


  1. [S18] Shelly Dobbs Dooley, Descendants Of Josiah Dobbs (Descendancy Report with Notes), 1999.
  2. [S209] 1920 United States Census, Commanche Co., Oklahoma, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, T625-1458, Pg 4B, ED 142, Image 1127.