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Harriet H. Smith Torrance
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1824
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1847
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA

Oldest daughter of the Rev. Stephen R. Smith, beloved Buffalo pastor, she was the second Smith child to be buried within a year. She was also the second wife of H.B. Torrance. She had given birth in January 1847 and was soon "lying at the gate of death".

Still, she retained her faculties and even her cheerfulness until the very end. Less than twenty-four hours before her death, she asked her father to pray with her, saying she wanted to hear him once more. Then, on 22 Mar 1847, she was gone, four days short of her 23rd birthday. She left behind her husband, H.B. Torrance, his child from a first marriage, and an infant. Her funeral was held in the Unitarian church, the Universalist church being under repair. (Evangelical Magazine & Gospel Advocate, Utica NY, 2 Apr 1847; Memoir of the Rev. Stephen R. Smith, Sawyer T.J., 1852) 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Rensselaer Smith (1788 - 1850)
  Lucy S. Stillman Smith (1792 - 1882)
 
 Siblings:
  Lucian M. Smith (1822 - 1851)*
  Harriet H. Smith Torrance (1824 - 1847)
  Sarah M. Smith (1826 - 1882)*
  Florens E. Smith (1829 - 1846)*
  Junius Southwood Smith (1830 - 1920)*
  Gracia S. Smith Benedict (1832 - 1911)*
  Emily S. Smith (1832 - 1853)*
  Sevilian Relly Smith (1834 - 1851)*
  Catherine M. Smith (1839 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 269, Section 8
 
Created by: Perfield Girl
Record added: Feb 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33942288
Harriet H. <i>Smith</i> Torrance
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Harriet H. <i>Smith</i> Torrance
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