Note: 1860 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1870 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1880 U.S. Federal Census Menifee County, Kentucky Ridge Sheet No. 668C Roop, Smith M W 25 married Laborer VA VA VA Roop, Genettie L. F W 18 wife married Keeping House KY KY KY Roop, Sarrah F. F W 2/12 daughter single KY VA KY Roop, Harvey M W 16 brother single KY VA VA Roop, William M W 82 father widowed VA VA VA Roop, Jane F W 30 sister single VA VA VA (74-668C+D in file)
1900 U.S. Federal Census Nez Perce County, Idaho Rupe, Smith head W M Apr 1854 46 married # of yrs illegible Rupe, Jeannette E. wife W M Mar 1861 39 married # of yrs illegible mother of 7, 4 living Rupe, Ida M. daughter W F Nov 1884 15 single Rupe, Eva G. daughter W F Nov 1886 single Rupe, Marion son W M Sep 1889 10 single Rupe, Lloyd son W M June 1892 7 single (83-27A in file) Note: 4 is the number of children living at home. Sarah and LouBell were both married and living with husbands. Child #7 would be David who died in 1878.
1910 U.S. Federal Census Idaho County, Idaho HH #131 Rupe, Jenetta E. wife F W 49 married(1) 32 yrs mother of 8, 7 living KY VA KY Rupe, Smith J. head M W 55 married(1) 32 yrs VA blank blank Rupe, Marion J. son 20 single MO VA KY Rupe, Loyd E. son M W 17 single MO VA KY Rupe, Auzzie J. daughter F W 8 single ID VA KY (156-7B in file)
1920 U.S. Federal Census Idaho County, Idaho HH #22-23 Rupe, Smith head owns mortgage free M W 63 widowed VA Germany(sic) VA farmer mixed farming own account Rupe, Joy daughter F W 18 single ID VA KY (101-9B in file)
1930 U.S. Federal Census Idaho County, Idaho Rupe, Floyd S. abt 1853 (check image)
Biographical sketch in Louise Akers' book.
Obituary of Floyd Charles "Smith" Rupe in Louise Akers' book.
***** The following is courtesy of Sue Rector (10 March 2006):
Note by Sue: Received a copy of this page from my aunt (Barbara Jacqueline Latham Chandler) who owns a copy of "An Illustrated History of North Idaho embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai, and Shoshone Counties, State of Idaho, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903". It currently has no spine and many of the pages are loose but all the important pages are there save 1 or 2. She keeps it in a box and only brings it out to share with family members who are interested. ( as of April 8, 2005)
"An Illustrated History of North Idaho embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai, and Shoshone Counties, State of Idaho, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903"
History of North Idaho Page 377
SMITH RUPE. Perhaps no man in the vicinity of Chesley is better acquainted the country in Nez Perces and adjacent counties than the subject of this sketch, who is a man of integrity and substantial qualities and has made a good home on the land acquired from the wilds of nature. Smith Rupe was born in Montgomery County, Virginia, on April 5, 1853, being the son of William and Catherine (Carl) Rupe. The father was born in Germany in 1795 and died in 1886. He was a pioneer in Virginia and the mountain districts of Kentucky. He was a carpenter and farmer. The mother was born in Virginia in 1814, and died in 1879. The family came to the mountain districts of Kentucky, when Smith was a small boy and there he grew to manhood and received his educational training. In 1882 he moved to Livingston county, Missouri, and there farmed for ten years, doing well. His next move was to Farmington, Washington, where he did a thriving garden business until the reservation opened, when he made settlement on his present place, two miles northeast from Chesley. He has a well improved places and a fine bunch of cattle. On August 30, 1877, in Kentucky, Mr. Rupe married Miss Lizzie, daughter of David and Frances (Montgomery) Traylor, natives of Kentucky. The father enlisted in the Mexican war, but it closed before he got into action. He is now deceased, but the mother is still living. Mrs. Rupe was born in Menifee County, Kentucky, in 1861 and has three brothers, James R., George R. and William A. Mr. Rupe has the following brothers and sisters: Mary M., F. Marion, Oscar H. and John M. The following children have been born to Mr. And Mrs. Rupe: Sarah F. Simmons, in Chesley: Louise J. McBride, at Farmington: Ida M. Herman at Chesley, Idaho; Eva, Marion, Lloyd, and an infant unnamed at home. Mr. Rupe is a member of the M. W. A., at Melrose, and his wife is a member of the Methodist church. He is a Democrat in politics and is intelligent in the questions of the day. Mr. Rupe does a general farming business, raises the cereals and stock and is a progressive and good citizen. Mr. Rupe’s maternal grandmother was captured by the Indians and held prisoner until she made her escape.
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