Gazlay Family History

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Record Created: 3 April 2016; Last Edited: 3 April 2016 
NameHertha ‘Oma’ Kainrath
Born 28 June 1911 in Zloczov, Galicia, Austria-Hungary1, 2, 3, 4
Married 1935 to Dr. Howard McGaw Smyth2, 4
Died 22 August 2014 in Bethany Beach, Sussex County, Delaware1, 4


Spouse 1FamilyDr. Howard McGaw Smyth (son of Sidney Smyth and Rebecca Irwin ‘Bessie’ McGaw)
Born 6 July 1901 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Married 1935 to Hertha ‘Oma’ Kainrath
Died 15 November 1975
Children of Hertha ‘Oma’ Kainrath and Dr. Howard McGaw Smyth:
1.FamilyWalter L. Smyth
Born ca. 1938 in California
2.FamilyHoward E. Smyth
Born ca. June 1939 in California
3.FamilyAnna Lee Smyth
Born 23 October 1944


  1. Find a Grave (website). (Cremated), Hertha “Oma” Kainrath Smyth, born: 28 June 1911; died: 20 August 2014 [from record]. The record provides the names of three children.
  2. Passenger List, S.S. Konigstein, sailing from Antwerp, 19 August 1935, arriving at Port of New York, 31 August 1935, Smyth, Howard McGaw, 34, born:6 August 1901 in Portland, Oregon; Smyth, Hertha (Howard), 24, born: Zloczov, Poland; last permanent residence: Vienna, Austria; mother: Maria Kainrath.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, California, Contra Costa County, Judicial Township 7, Enumeration District 7-42, Sheet No. 5A, family of Howard M. Smyth (38, Oregon, history teacher, university); wife Hertha A. Smyth (28, Austria); son Walter L. Smyth (2, California); son Howard E. Smyth (10/12, California).
  4. Obituary, Melson Funeral Services (website:, Heather Kainrath Smyth, born: 28 June 1911 in the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia; died: 22 August 2014 in Bethany Beach, Delaware. The article provides vital and biographical details and the names of her husband, father, brother, and three children.