Wilbur's 1st marriage he also says Albert SMITH is father.
1940 Champaign Co OH
Arvena/Wilbur SMITH stepdau/step gson living with Leo and 3 RICHARDSON kids....no Florence.
Joe RICHARDSON b abt 1947 says on his marriage app his parents are Leo RICHARDSON/Arvena ROSS.
Name: Wilbur Joseph Smith
[Wilbur J Smith]
Birth Date: 6 Apr 1932
Birth Place: Celina, Ohio [Mercer Co OH]
Death Date: 29 Mar 1995
Father: Albert Smith
Mother: Arvena Ross
Notes: Jun 1946: Name listed as WILBUR JOSEPH SMITH; 13 Apr 1995: Name listed as WILBUR J SMITH
Her obit is interesting....http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/springfield/obituary.aspx?n...
I have checked 1930/40 census for Miami/Mercer/Champaign Cos for an Albert SMITH....none that would fit agewise.
Not everything online. I suggest you obtain birth record Mercer Co. Also, have you done DNA testing....might prove/disprove family lore. This is probably the only way to tell for sure....SMITH or RICHARDSON?
It is very doubtful Wilbur's death cert will be of help.