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St Clair Warham Smith
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1840
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 21, 1909
Uvalde County
Texas, USA

Gospel preacher, educator, and co-founder of Lockney Christian College, Lockney, TX. Preacher who is listed in "Preachers Who Blazed the Trail" by C. R. Nichol, 1911. The "W" may have been Wilson which was a family name. He enlisted in the Civil War to serve in the Northern Army. He married Jane Pinkerton and later, he married Laura Darthula Pinkerton. His brother was George Washington Smith who was a gospel preacher. He died in Uvalde, TX.

Tribute: With sadness I chronicle the death of our beloved brother S. W. Smith, of this city (Uvalde., Texas). Brother Smith was born in Weakly County, Tennessee, in 1844. He moved to Texas during his early adult years, lived and taught at Thorp Springs a number of years. He was one of the founders of Lockney College making many sacrifices that he and others might be able to impart Bible knowledge to as many students as possible, that in turn "they might teach others also." He was a most successful teacher. He preached the Gospel of Christ for nearly a half century. He came from Portales, N. M. to Uvalde, Texas in 1908, bought city property, erected a nice cottage, was preaching and enjoying the confidence of all who knew him. Brother Smith was known as one of God's workmen who "needeth not be ashamed." He was one of the most earnest, uncompromis-ing, plain and positive in his pronouncements, yet kind and sympathetic. Having been so closely and intimately associated with him, I learned to love him as an honest man with well defined principles based absolutely and strictly on Bible doctrine, dearer to him than the plaudits of men or the gift of great sums of money. Yet, his tenderness and manly deportment gave him a host of friends and many thousands of faithful brethren. He is survived by his wife, four sons and four daughters to mourn his death, all Christians. He breathed his last on Thursday, May 20, 1909, and his body lay in state until Saturday at his residence. We had some sweet songs and a brief address at the cemetery when I spoke from these words: "And I heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me, write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." May God's richest blessings rest upon the bereaved in this hour, is my prayer. In the death of Brother Smith, we have lost a brother and fellow-soldier, and the church a strong and noble defender of the truth. -- D. B. Cargile, Uvalde, Texas. Some info taken from "The Colorful and Eventful Life of St. Clair W. Smith: Nineteenth Century Trail-Blazer" by Ealon V. Wilson.

One daughter was Lily Smith Davenport -- granddaughter Jo Nell Morrow
Family links: 
  Joel Smith (1814 - 1860)
  Jane P Wilson Smith (1816 - 1860)
  Tabitha Jane Pinkerton Smith (1849 - 1874)
  Laura Darthula Pinkerton Smith (1846 - 1936)
  George Pickins Smith (1867 - 1930)*
  Laura Alice Smith Ealy (1868 - 1916)*
  William Fitzallen Smith (1837 - 1889)*
  George Washington Smith (1840 - 1921)*
  St Clair Warham Smith (1840 - 1909)
  Benjamin M Smith (1842 - ____)*
  Eleanor Lucretia Smith Parker (1847 - 1914)*
  Joseph Winn Smith (1851 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Uvalde Cemetery
Uvalde County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Tom Childers
Originally Created by: Tim & Gail
Record added: Feb 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33531170
St Clair Warham Smith
Added by: Tom Childers
St Clair Warham Smith
Added by: Tom Childers
St Clair Warham Smith
Added by: Tim & Gail
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 Added: Nov. 2, 2009

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