John Frank (Smykowski) Smith and Helen Adelaide (Rakowski) Smith

John Frank Smykowski was born on August 3rd 1888 in Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to Paul Smykowski and Catherine (Wagner) Smykowski. Between 1908 and 1909 he changed his last name from Smykowski to Smith. On June 8th 1909 he married Helen Adelaide Rakowski. She was born on August 26th 1888 to Michael Rakowski and Frances (Beneke) Rakowski.

In the 1910 census they were living in Minneapolis Ward 10, Henenpin County, Minnesota. The household consisted of John Smith (23), Helen Smith (23), and a boarder named Frank Augstine (26). John was a manger.

On January 31st 1912 they had a son named Lloyd Arthur. On September 17th 1913 they had a daughter named Margaret Evelyn. On July 25th 1915 they had a son named Eugene Donald.

In the 1920 census they were living in Minneapolis Ward 9, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The household consisted of John Smithkofski (30), Helen (28), Lloyd (7), Margaret (6), Duvey (4 and 5/12), John was a salesman at a drug store.

On April 21st 1923 they had a daughter named Collette Helen.

In the 1930 census they were living in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The household consisted of John Smith (42), Helen (41), Lloyd (18), Margaret (16), Eugene (14), and Collette (6). John was a Sunday buyer at a drugstore. Helen was a beautician at beauty parlor.

In the 1940 census they were living in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The household consisted of John Smith (53), Helen (52), and Collette (17). John was a Sunday buyer at a wholesale drugstore. Helen was a beauty operator.

Sadly on June 17th 1961, John Frank (Smykowski) Smith died. He was 72 years old.

Helen Adelaide (Rakowski) Smith died on June 10th 1962. She was 73 years old.

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