|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1881|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1909|
Son of William and Emma (Hershberger) Smith. Married 30 July 1907, Glen White, Blair Co., to Jessie Fonner. Merrill was killed in Logan Twp. when he was struck by a passing pole while leaning off the side of a railway train. Father of a posthumous son, Merle H. Smith. Brother of Grant Hershberger, Annie Weaver, Ora Dunmire and George Smith.
Altoona Mirror, Monday, 8 November 1909:
"FRANKSTOWN - The remains of Merle Smith, the unfortunate young man who met an untimely death on the railroad in the Altoona yard on Saturday night, were brought here from his late home at Gallitzen Tuesday morning. The funeral cortege proceeded to the Methodist church where services were conducted by Rev. F.G. Sleep, after which interment was made in the Geeseytown cemetery."
William Smith (1853 - 1883)
Emma Salome Hershberger Smith (1844 - 1905)
Plot: grave unmarked
Created by: Zella
Record added: Aug 19, 2005
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