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Merrill R. Smith
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1881
Frankstown
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1909
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

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." 
 
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 Parents:
  William Smith (1853 - 1883)
  Emma Salome Hershberger Smith (1844 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Jessie V. Fonner Foley (1888 - 1957)*
 
 Children:
  Mearl Henry Smith (1910 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Grant Hershberger (1864 - 1926)**
  Mary Isabel Sanders (1867 - 1870)**
  Thomas Hershberger (1868 - ____)**
  Annette Viola Smith Weaver (1870 - 1934)**
  Orie May Smith Dunmire (1875 - 1927)*
  John Smith (1878 - 1882)*
  George Ira Smith (1879 - 1930)*
  Merrill R. Smith (1881 - 1909)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Geeseytown Cemetery
Frankstown
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: grave unmarked
 
Created by: Zella
Record added: Aug 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11567333
 


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