October 6, 1948 Piatt County Journal Republican: JAMES ALLEN SMOOT, 78, DIED WED. AT HOME IN WHITE HEATH, IL. BURIED MACKEY CEM.; b. 4 SEP 1871, FLEMING CO., KY. CAME TO IL 55 YRS AGO., M. 25 AUG 1897 TO MARY HARRIET JELLY. LEAVES: WIFE; 2 SONS, CHESTER OF PEKIN, IL; LLOYD, OF CHAMPAIGN, IL; 1 DAU, MRS.GLADYS FISHER, WHITE HEATH, IL.
note: this is not my family, but have a researcher who is working in Piatt county. We ARE linked distantly with the surname FISHER. Hope this helps someone. Patty