|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1833|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1916|
Lewis Smeltzer, one of our aged residents passed away at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, March 22, 1916, after a short illness with pneumonia at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William H. Belcher, on lower First avenue. He had been in failing health for several weeks but was not alarmingly ill, before Saturday morning and gradually grew weaker until the end.
He was born April 24, 1833 in Green township where he resided until his wife died about 28 years ago. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Smeltzer and was a man of the best qualities a friend to all, kind and generous to his family, industrious and was well known throughout Gallia county, doing considerable work as a stonemason, his occupation before he became too old to follow it.
In 1852 (sic) he was united in marriage to Miss Maria Ripley to which union six children were born: Mrs. W. H. Belcher, Miss Mary Smeltzer and Mrs. A. J. Pauley, deceased, James H., at the O.H.E., Amos, of Pittsburgh and Peter of this city.
He has made his home with Chief of Police and Mrs. Belcher since Mrs. Pauley's death two years ago. One sister Mrs. John Swigert here and one brother Henry of Deighton, Kansas, survive him.
The funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at his late home by Rev. J. O. Newton, interment to follow at Mound Hill under direction of Hayward.
The Gallipolis Tribune,
24 March 1916, p. 1
Contributed by Maj. J. M. Smeltzer
Jacob Smeltzer (1803 - 1856)
Elizabeth Farmer Smeltzer (1809 - 1861)
Mariah Ripley Smeltzer (1837 - 1888)
Peter Charles Smeltzer (1869 - 1957)*
John G. Smeltzer (1831 - 1907)*
Lewis Smeltzer (1833 - 1916)
Joseph Smeltzer (1834 - 1896)*
Peter Smeltzer (1837 - 1908)*
Lodisa Smeltzer Womeldorff (1839 - 1904)*
Jane Smeltzer Scott (1841 - ____)*
Darius Maxon Smeltzer (1842 - 1915)*
Mound Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Christine Smith Romans
Originally Created by: SGirton
Record added: Nov 23, 2010
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