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Mrs Mary Frances Ward Smith
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Birth: May 6, 1854
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1929
Middletown
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

Rev. James V. Claypool, pastor of the Middletown Methodist Church, officiated at the funeral services for Mary Frances, wife of Millard F. Smith, at her home on Paradise avenue this afternoon. Relatives and friends attended and sent floral offerings, and the interment was in the Four Corners Cemetery. Chester Brown, Spencer Brown, Victor Brown and James Barker were bearers.

Newport Mercury And Weekly News; Newport, Rhode Island.
March 1, 1929; Page Two.
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DIED.

SMITH - In Middletown, R.I., Feb. 24th, Mary Frances Smith, wife of Millard F. Smith, in her 7?th year.

Newport Mercury And Weekly News; Newport, Rhode Island.
March 1, 1929; Page Five.
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Mrs. Mary Francis Smith, wife of Mr. Millard F. Smith of Middletown, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning at her home on Paradise avenue, death being the result of heart trouble. Mrs. Smith has been suffering from heart trouble for some time, having a severe attack in the fall, but recently she seemed to be in good health, having attended church two Sundays previous to her death.

The deceased was the daughter of Jacob and Harriet Ward, having been born May 6, 1854, on Paradise avenue, where she lived her entire life. She attended the schools of the town and in December, 1874, married Millard F. Smith, by whom she is survived. She is also survived by a son, Mr. Robert W. Smith of Newport, who because of illness was unable to be at his mother's bedside, and also by two daughters, Mrs. Walter S. Barker and Mrs. William Whitman, both of Middletown. Five grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Smith was taken very ill at 1:30 Sunday morning. The doctor was summoned, but nothing could be done except to relieve the suffering. Her daughters were also called and were with their mother when she died one hour later.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Middletown Episcopal Church for 62 years, having also been a member of the Ladies Aid and the missionary societies of that church.

Newport Mercury And Weekly News; Newport, Rhode Island.
March 1, 1929; Page Seven.
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jacob Sanford Ward (1831 - 1888)
  Harriet Hall Barker Ward (1833 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Millard Fillmore Smith (1849 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Ward Smith (1875 - 1943)*
  Mary Dunbar Smith Whitman (1886 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lydia Margaret Ward Brown (1852 - 1906)*
  Mary Frances Ward Smith (1854 - 1929)
  Esther Ann Ward Barker (1861 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Middletown Cemetery
Middletown
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: dm wms
Record added: Apr 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89048119
Mrs Mary Frances <i>Ward</i> Smith
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Mrs Mary Frances <i>Ward</i> Smith
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Mrs Mary Frances <i>Ward</i> Smith
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