Frederic Harrison Smith1,2

#131, (1879 - 1961)
FatherDaniel W Smith3 (c 1835 - )
MotherAngie (-?-)3 (c 1843 - )
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Charles Bonnycastle (1796-1840)


Harriet Bonnycastle Harrison (1888 - 1965)

Life Events

OccupationFrederic Harrison Smith was a Major General in the army. His miliary biography is readily available, e.g. "Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military Academy" by Cullum.4 
BirthHe was born on 30 May 1879 in Troy, Ohio.5,6
(with Parents) 1880 CensusFred Smith appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Troy, Miami County, Ohio, with his parents. He was 1 year old and born in Ohio. He had two older brothers and a sister.3 
MarriageHe married Harriet Bonnycastle Harrison, daughter of John Stewart Harrison and Harriet Bonnycastle, on 1 Oct 1906 in Fort Snelling, Ramsey County, Minnesota.1,4,7
1910 CensusFrederic H and Bonnycastle H Smith appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook Peninsula, Monmouth County, New Jersey, at Commisioned Officers' Quarters, Front Road, enumerated 11 May 1910. Frederic was 31, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, and was an Officer of the U.S. Army. Bonnycastle was 22, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia and mother in Kentucky. They had been married 3 years and Bonnycastle was the mother of one child. They rented their home. Their son Frederic Harrison was with them, as well as a servant and a cook.8 
Passenger ListFrederic Harrison Smith was listed on a manifest dated 8 Oct 1917 for the S.S. Panama leaving Cristobal Canal Zone, arriving New York 14 Oct 1917. Frederick H Maj, 38, born Troy Ohio May 30, 1917 [sic], address in United States Camp Upton, Yaphank L I NY. He was with his wife Bonnycastle and sons Frederick and Daniel.1 
1920 CensusFred H and Bonny Smith appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, at 758 Waverly Street, enumerated 14 Jan 1920. Fred was 40, born in Ohio, and had no occupation recorded but attended school in the previous year. Bonny was 31 and born in Kentucky. Their children Frederic Harrison and Daniel W were living with them, as well as a cook.9 
1930 CensusFredric H and Bonnycastle H Smith appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Washington, District of Columbia. Frederic was 50 and born in Ohio, Bonnycastle 42 and born in Kentucky. Their son Daniel was 18 and born in New Jersey. [This information is from the FamilySearch index. The image available on Ancestry is all but unreadable] 
Passenger ListFrederick H and Bonnycastle Smith were found on the U.S. Citizen manifest of the S.S. American Importer sailing from Liverpool Sept 10 1937, arriving at New York Sept 20 1937. Frederick was 58 and born in Troy, Ohio on May 30, 1879. Bonnycastle was 49, born Louisville, Ky on Jan 19, 1888. Their United States address was Ft. Amador, Canal Zone.1 
1940 CensusFrederic H and Bonnycastle H Smith appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Fort Monroe, Elizabeth City County, Virginia, at 33 Fenwick Road. Frederic was 60, had 4 years of college, and was born in Ohio. He was an officer in the US Army and earned $5000. Bonnycastle was 52, had 4 years of high school and was born in Kentucky. In 1935, they lived in the Canal Zone. Living with them was Bonnycastle's widowed mother, Harriet B Cooper, 73.10 
DeathFrederic died in 1961.11
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in his widow Harriet Bonnycastle Smith's 1965 obituary as Army Maj. Gen. Frederic M. Smith Sr.4 
BurialFrederic Harrison Smith and his wife were buried in Arlington National Cemetery.11,12
Major General Frederic H Smith
1879 - 1961
& his wife Bonnycastle Harrison
Last Edited22 Apr 2014


  1. New York Passenger Arrivals, images (
  2. Online, Official Website of the United States Air Force.
  3. 1880 Federal Census for United States, Ohio, Miami County, Troy, ED 132, Page 10 & 11. Digital image viewed at
  4. databases, Historical Newspaper Database. Image from Washington Post, 7 July 1965. Bonnycastle Harrison Smith Obituary.
  5. Online image of the 1910 Federal Census for United States (Heritage Quest,, New Jersey, Monmouth County, ED95 sheet 211B.
  6. databases, image of U.S. Citizen manifest of S.S. American Importer, 20 Sep 1837, New York.
  7. Family Search. Indexes to Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950. Text index online at, Frederick H Smith & Harriett B Harrison, 1906.
  8. 1910 Federal Census for United States, New Jersey, Monmouth County, Middletown, Roll T624_901, ED 95, Page 9A. Digital image viewed at
  9. 1920 Federal Census for United States, California, Santa Clara County, Palo Alto, Roll 625_147, ED 137, Page 15A. Digital image viewed at
  10. 1940 Federal Census for United States, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Fort Monroe, ED 28-9, Page 2B. Image viewed at
  11. Website Find A Grave (, Frederic H Smith & Bonnycastle Harrison.
  12. databases, U.S. Veterans Cemeteries Index. Section 3 Site 4022-B L.