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Margaret Jane Smith Reiss
Birth: Feb. 3, 1883
Death: Apr. 5, 1968

Jennie's parents were Caroline J, (nee Wearren) and William Henry Smith. She was raised in Danville, KY by her maternal grandmother after her mother's early death. In her early 20s, Jennie moved to Knoxville, TN to be near her older brother, Joe. She met and married David John Reiss there. In her second pregnancy,she gave birth to twin daughters and they died shortly after birth; they are buried in Germantown, TN. Upon his acceptance of an employment offer from Hughes Tool, Dave relocated his family from Indianapolis IN to Houston TX, and Jennie was reunited with her younger brother, John, a printer for the Houston Chronicle. Jennie, a convert to the Roman Catholic faith, was active in St. Theresa Catholic Church Ladies' Altar Society, and made the original altar linens. She was a very good cook; she sewed, quilted, embroidered and crocheted many pieces of handwork for her growing family. PID by husband Dave and brother Joe Smith. Survived by children: Joe J. Reiss, Mary Carolyn Pleasant, Jeanette Dorothy Bay and Margaret Kathryn Wimberly ; twelve grandchildren and several gr-grandchildren; and brother John Smith. Burial services held on April 8, 1968. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Smith (1848 - 1900)
  Caroline Jones Wearren Smith (1858 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  David John Reiss (1877 - 1962)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Johnathan Reiss (1907 - 2004)*
  Mary Carolyn Reiss Pleasant (1910 - 1990)*
  Jeanette Dorothy Reiss Bay (1912 - 2011)*
  Margaret Kathryn Reiss Wimberly (1914 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph William Smith (1878 - 1912)*
  Margaret Jane Smith Reiss (1883 - 1968)
  John Nave Smith (1887 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec. 500, Lot 390, Space 11
 
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Record added: Oct 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16367462
Margaret Jane <i>Smith</i> Reiss
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You are so missed! I love you dearly.
- cac
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014

- KAREN LOVY
 Added: Mar. 7, 2013

- Erwin
 Added: Jan. 15, 2013
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