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Alvin Howard Smith
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1887
Bourbon County
Kansas, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1936
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA


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Frisco Car Inspector Succumbs to Hemorrhage at St. Louis.

Alvin H. Smith, 49, of 108 Buchanan Street, a car inspector for the Frisco railroad, died last night at the company hospital in St. Louis of a hemorrhage of the stomach. He had been in failing health since last spring and was taken to the hospital some time ago.

Mr. Smith was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, and was born south of town near Godfrey on September 14, 1887. He was married to Eva Greer at Independence, Mo., on January 30, 1917. The widow survives him. He also leaves three sons and two daughters, all at home. They are Howard, Mable, Gerald, Margaret Lee and Virgil Eugene. There are five brothers and one sister, Wesley, Chesley, Clark, Ivan and Willis (as well as mother Josephine), all of Fort Scott, and Mrs. May Kincaid of Neosho, Mo. Two brothers are deceased.

The wife and son, Howard, were at his bedside during his stay in the hospital in St. Louis.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Brethren church at Fifth Street and National Avenue. He was a valued employee of the railroad company and was devoted to his home and family. Possessed of a genial disposition, he made many friends and acquaintances.

The body will be brought to Fort Scott for burial, arriving here morning to be taken to the Cheney chapel.

No definite funeral arrangements have been made.




Bourbon County Farmer, Resident 37 Years, Died at 3:55 p.m., Yesterday - Funeral Friday a.m.

John Clark Smith, aged 68 years, a well-known, retired farmer, who lived for many years near Edwards junction, but of late years at 209 North Caldwell street, passed away at his home yesterday afternoon at 3:55 o'clock. Mr. Smith had been failing for a long time, suffering from Bright's disease and dropsy.

The funeral will be held from the home Friday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Rush, of the Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Clarkesburg cemetery. The six sons will act as pallbearers.

John Clark Smith was born in Goodhope, Oh., May 6, 1855, and at his death was aged 68 years, 3 months, and 3 days. He lived in Bourbon county 37 years, and before coming here lived in Lafayette county, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. S.J. Smith and the following children: Willis M, Alvin, Clark, Chesley, Wesley, Ivan, all of Fort Scott, Kans., and one daughter, Mr. Mary Peck of Acma, Wyo. Two sons are deceased. He also leaves two brothers, Ira Smith, of Independence, Mo., and Jack Smith of Montigo Springs, Mo. and ten granchildren.

AUGUST 11, 1923


Services Held from Home 209 North Caldwell Yesterday. - Interment at Clarksburg.

The funeral of the late John Clark Smith, held Friday at 10 a.m., from the family home, 209 North Caldwell street, was attended by old friends and neighbors. Among the pretty floral offerings was a family pillow, a wreath from the Sugar Mill employees, a piece from the Ladies' Missionary Society of the Brethren church, and personal tributes.

Rev. Rush of the Brethren church, took his text from Romans offering spiritual consolation to the bereaved family, and reviewing the life of a good father and husband.

"Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "Rock of Ages" were sung my Miss Lucile Otto, Miss Mattie Crawford, Rev. Rush and Earl Konantz, Mrs. Rush as accompanist. At the grave they sang "Nearer My God to Thee."

Interment was in the Clarksburg cemetery. The six sons were pallbearers: Willis, Alvin, Clark, Wesley, Chesley, and Ivan Smith.




Mrs. Sophia Josephine Smith, 80, a resident of Fort Scott for 65 years, died Saturday evening at 8:15 at the home of a son, Clark Smith, 19 North Grant. Death was attributed to complications. She had been ill for nine months and seriously ill the past six weeks.

Sophia Josephine Humphreys, daughter of David and Sarah Humphreys, was born in Glascow, Mo., on August 11, 1865. She was married to John C. Smith in Jackson County, Mo., March 9, 1882. He died August 8, 1923.

Surviving are one daughter and four sons, Mrs. Mable Kincaid of Eldorado Springs, Mo., Clark M., Wesley O., Chesley D. and Ivan L. Smith of this city. There are 23 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Four sons are deceased.

Mrs. Smith had six grandsons in the service, one of whom, George Peck of the army was killed in action in North Africa. A granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Cullison, employed by the U.S. civil service coast guard, stationed at Arlington, Va., will be here for the services.

The deceased came to Fort Scott with her husband and family in 1880 and settled in the Clarksburg-Godfrey neighborhood where they reared their family. Mrs. Smith was well known for her quilting. She had an intense hobby for piecing and making up beautiful quilts and at the time of her death had 20 quilt tops on hand. She was a member of the Brethren church and had a wide circle of friends.

No funeral arrangements have been made.

The body will be at the Cheney Chapel until the hour of the service.



A large number of friends and neighbors gathered at the Cheney Memorial chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock for the funeral of Mrs. Sophia Josephine Smith, who died last Saturday morning at the home of her son, Clark M. Smith.

The Rev. W.H. Johnson of the Baptist church officiated at the services.

Mrs. O.J. Queen and Mrs. Minor Amey sang three numbers with Mrs. Howard Jones as the organist.

Interment was made in the family lot in the Clarksburg cemetery beside the late husband, John C. Smith. Pallbearers, all grandsons of the deceased, were Dale L., Howard J., Raymond, Elmer C., Neil B., and Donald L. Smith.

Out-of-town relatives and friends here for the services included Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mertz of Pittsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Smith of Kansas City, Kas.; Melvin Goodwin of Bentonville, Ark., Mrs. Fred Nute of Kansas City; Harry Byars of Grand Pass, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Z. Darling of Denver; Sgt. Dale Smith, Ft. Leavenworth; Mr. and Mrs. Hansel Phillips of Oak Grove, Mo., and Mrs. Doris Cullison of Arlington, Va.


Alexander Smith (1814 - 1880)
Minerva Yeoman Smith (1819 - 1880)
David Humphreys (1825 1867)
Sarah A Humphreys (1840 ?)

Margaret Lee Smith Weatherbie
Family links: 
  John C. Smith (1856 - 1923)
  Sophia Josephine Humphreys Smith (1865 - 1946)
  Eva Elizabeth Greer (1901 - 1971)
  Howard Joseph Smith (1918 - 1985)*
  Mabel Cora Smith Frye (1922 - 1990)*
  Gerald David Smith (1927 - 1985)*
  Virgil Eugene Smith (1934 - 1956)*
  Willis Marion Smith (1883 - 1937)*
  Omer R. Smith (1885 - 1919)*
  Alvin Howard Smith (1887 - 1936)
  Lily May Smith Kincaid (1890 - 1953)*
  Ernest Earl Smith (1893 - 1898)*
  Clark McKinley Smith (1896 - 1970)*
  Wesley Otis Smith (1899 - 1954)*
  Chesley Dewey Smith (1899 - 1954)*
  Ivan Louis Smith (1901 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Gravestone purchased about 2005 by Margaret.
Maple Grove Cemetery
Fort Scott
Bourbon County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Aug 28, 2011
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Alvin Howard Smith
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Alvin Howard Smith
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Alvin Howard Smith
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- C.R. Smith
 Added: May. 25, 2016

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