|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1905|
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 1913|
Printed in Daily Herald on Jan 2, 1913:
"Ethel Smith(sic), the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas Smith, and the granddaughter of T. H. Desporte, was struck and killed this afternoon by the outgoing 2:30 Point Cadet car at the corner of Howard aveneue and Bellman street. The child was skating on the sidewalk which is near the track and ran in front of the car, apparantly without seeing it approaching. The motorman reversed his brakes but the car was very close upon the child, who was struck by the fender and knocked down and forward and then crushed. The body was horrible mutilated. The car was in charge of Motorman Peter C. Ott and Conductor Titus. Immediately after the accident Dr. W. J Greaves examined the body and pronounced the child dead."
Printed in Daily Herald on Jan 4, 1913:
"The funeral of little Sarah Ethel Schmidt, whose tragic death, as reported in the Daily Herald yesterday afternoon, threw a pall of gloom over the community, will take place this afternoon from the home of her grandfather, T. H. Desporte. The little girl was born January 19, 1905, so that she would soon have reached her eight birthday. She was a bright little child and was dearly beloved by her relatives with whom she lived. She was named for her paternal grandmother and for Mrs. J. W. Farish."
NOTE - Sarah was the daughter of Charles M. Schmidt and his first wife, Essie Kilby. She was the step-granddaughter of Theodore H. Desporte who was married to Essie's mother, Jane Kilby.
Biloxi City Cemetery
Plot: Ridgeway lot, "old"
Created by: Carmella Seymour
Record added: Oct 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43503317
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