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Sylvester "Coon" Smith
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1853
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1923
Harney County
Oregon, USA

Father of Harry b. 1895 (buried here) and Carrie b. 1898. 1900 US Census says he works as a farmer and he is a widower.

Crane American
13 April 1923

Another old-timer of Harney County has passed to the great beyond. Sylvester Smith, known as “Coon” Smith, died at his ranch Monday, 9 April, aged 70.

Mr. Smith was born in Michigan and when a child came with his parents across the overland trail to Grants Pass, Oregon. In 1878 he settled in Harney County on the land which later was called Coon town, about 25 miles south of Crane. He was an extensive stock raiser and had a large circle of friends throughout the county.

The deceased leaves a brother, Ed Smith of Portland; a son Henry L. Smith, and daughter, Carrie Kidwell, of this county.
Funeral services and burial were at the ranch Tuesday, April 10. Mr. Smith’s final resting place is beside his wife, who died some 25 years ago.

sincerely,
Karen Nitz
Archivist
Claire McGill Luce Western History Room
Harney County Library
Burns, OR 97720
westernroom@harneycountylibrary.org
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Adilda Browning Smith (1875 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Harry Lynn Smith (1895 - 1928)*
  Nancy Carrie Smith Kidwell (1897 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Smith Cemetery
Harney County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Suzanna ღ Ashworth
Record added: Sep 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58526884
Sylvester Coon Smith
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- Suzanna ღ Ashworth
 Added: Sep. 11, 2010
 
 
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