|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1839|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1902|
Smeltzer, Mary E. [Brainard]
DEATH Of a Good and Prominent Lady in Green Township
Mrs. Mary E. Smeltzer, wife of Mr. D.M. Smeltzer, whose serious illness for two weeks has occasioned so much anxiety and regret among a wide circle of friends, departed this life at her late home in Green township, this county, at 12 o'clock Monday night, August 11, 1902.
The funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 o'clock by Rev. Charles W. Brady of Syracuse, at Centenary, the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt.
Mrs. Smeltzer was the daughter of Isaac and Alice Brainard, and was born in Green township, this county, October 18, 1839, making her age 62 years, 9 months and 23 days.
She was united in marriage with Mr. Smeltzer December 25, 1863, and became the mother of six children as follows: Mrs. E. A. Henshaw, Mrs. W. O. Harrison, Miss Cora Smeltzer at home, Mr. Frank Smeltzer of this city, Mrs. Jerome Wood of Columbus, and Mrs. Fred James, all of whom survive her.
She also left one brother, Mr. Charles Brainard, of Evansville, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. J. D. Howe, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for years and was known everywhere as one of the best women of the county. She lived a blameless and irreproachable life. She was beloved as a maiden and admired as a woman by old and young, but by none more than those of her own household.
To her husband she was a model wife, to her children an ever present comforter and adviser, energetic and diligent in the discharge of every duty, as wife and mother, and kindly and pleasant as the morning sun about her home, and the brightness and geniality of her nature radiated far beyond.
Her death has brought unspeakable sorrow to the family and more than ordinary grief to an acquaintance by whom she was recognized as a true woman who gave up a well spent life. Blessed be her memory forever.
The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday August 15 1902
Contributed by Maj. J. M. Smeltzer
Darius Maxon Smeltzer (1842 - 1915)
Frank Henry Smeltzer (1869 - 1941)*
Mound Hill Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 38.79736, -82.22257
Maintained by: Christine Smith Romans
Originally Created by: SGirton
Record added: Nov 23, 2010
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