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Ida Bell York Smith
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1878
Rabun County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1918
Rabun County
Georgia, USA

According to Ida Bell York Smith's Eastern Cherokee Application (November 1906), she states her date of birth as December 24, 1878.


Synopsis of obituary from Tri-County Advertiser, January 1919

Mrs. Ida Bell [York] Smith, wife of James [John] "Arthur" Smith, died at their home at the Burton dam last Saturday night, December 28, [1918], and was buried Monday [December 30, 1918] at Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Mr. Andrew Jackson "Jack" York, of Clayton. Her mother, Mary Emmaline Rogers York, predeceased her to the grave some five or six years ago. Mrs. Smith had influenza; and pneumonia set up, and she lived only a few hours.

She was an industrious and hard working woman. She leaves a husband and nine children, an infant baby [Dewitt Smith] only a few months old, a father and a sister, Mrs. D.B. [Mary L. "Mollie" York] Clark and a host of friends and relatives.


Unlinked children of John Arthur & Ida Bell York Smith:

Sybil B. Smith (~1902 - unknown)
Mrytis B. Smith (~1908 - unknown)
Thomas L. Smith (~1911 - unknown)
Andrew William Smith, Sr. (Jul. 6, 1913 - Feb. 14, 1993)
Dewit Smith (~1917 - unknown)
Family links: 
  Andrew Jackson York (1851 - 1937)
  Mary Emeline Rogers York (1856 - 1912)
  John Arthur Smith (1858 - 1938)*
  Delphia Jane Smith Beck (1902 - 1994)*
  Ward Washington Smith (1903 - 1935)*
  Trilby Pauline Smith Rigsby (1905 - ____)*
  Andrew William Smith (1913 - 1993)*
  Andrew William Smith (1913 - 1993)*
  Osmyn Arthur Smith (1915 - 1998)*
  Mary L. York Clark (1872 - ____)*
  George Washington York (1875 - 1915)*
  Ida Bell York Smith (1878 - 1918)
*Calculated relationship

The upright, double granite marker is inscribed:

"SMITH," centered about half-way down. Below this and to the left is:

1858 - 1938

and to the right:

1878 - 1918

Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
Rabun County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Cherokee Rose
Originally Created by: Tombstoner
Record added: Feb 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10419804
Ida Bell <i>York</i> Smith
Added by: Larry Schwartzman Sr.
Ida Bell <i>York</i> Smith
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