|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1880|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1958|
Her death certificate was obtained from the Tulare Co. County Clerk vol 14
page 469. dist 5400 cert number 937. It gave her father as Caleb Briggs with
no place of birth and her mother as Betsy Hickock born Penn. She died of a
heart attack and her niece Mrs. Hilda Cerwin of 20 Vineyard Dr. San Rafael, CA
gave the information. Brooks funeral home handled the funeral.
Her obituary was in the Visalia Times Delta on Sept. 17, p.13 and her death
notice in the same paper on Sept. 18, 1958 p. 16. In part her obituary says
Mrs. Mabel B. Smith, 78 died this morning in her home on the north fork of the
Kaweah River, near Three Rivers. Mrs. Smith, a native of Kansas, came to
California with her family 65 years ago. The family settled in San Bernardino
where Mrs. Smith was educated. She was married to her late husband, Raymond
Smith, in San Bernardino. She and her husband lived in San Francisco for many
years prior to moving to the Kaweah-Three Rivers area in 1930. Mr. smith died
in 1942. She was a member of the Three Rivers Community Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Smith is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Grace Lister of San Francisco and
Mrs. Hilda Cerwin of San Rafael, and a nephew Dan Gragen of San Francisco.
Death notice added that interment was to be in Woodlake Cemetery under
direction of Roy Brooks and John Williamson.
She and her husband went by the name of Smith. I do not know if it was legally changed.
Stephen Benjamin Akes (1873 - 1937)
Woodlake District Cemetery
Created by: Roberta
Record added: Sep 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59190315