|Birth: ||Jun. 1, 1848|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1910|
Red Willow County
Following obituary from undated, unknown newspaper clipping from a notebook kept by his daughter, Rosa Smith:
Marion and vicinity were shocked early Saturday morning when the news of the death of Jesse Smith was brought to town. It was not entirely unexpected as it had become generally known that his heart action was poor, and he had told many of his friends he did not expect to live long, but having been one of the strongest and hardest working men this country has ever known, it was hard to realize his work on earth was done and his jovial presence withdrawn from us for the rest of our journey.
Funeral services were held at the home at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. F.M. Kennedy, his text being from the fifth chapter of second Corinthians.
The attendance was very large, there being about 65 rigs in the procession that formed at the home and followed the remains to its last resting place, the Danbury Cemetery.
. . .
He was married to Sarah Harbor August 12, 1870, and fourteen children were born to the union, eight girls and six boys, two of the later having died in infancy.
He came to Red Willow county in March, 1880 and has lived on his farm north of Marion ever since.
Beside the sorrowing wife the following children survive: Mrs. Lulu M. Martin, of Cedar Bluffs, Kan., Mrs. Madge Emerson, of McCook, Mrs. Ida B. Clark, of Perry, Iowa, Thomas W., of Hartville, Wyo., Mrs. Emma Parmenter, of Ashland, Edgar, of Shambaugh, Iowa, Guy, of Danbury, Mrs. Nellie Schultz, of Jennings, Kan. and Ralph, Marilla, Netttie and Rosa of this place, all of whom were present at the funeral except Ida, Thomas, Emma and Edgar. . . .
Sarah Harbour Smith (1851 - 1914)*
Emma Smith Parmenter (1877 - 1951)*
Red Willow County
Maintained by: Stephen Kronberg
Originally Created by: Doug the bug
Record added: Apr 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36287813
Your daughter Emma was a good Grandmother to me, Jesse.|
Added: May. 11, 2010