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Florens E. Smith
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1829
Clinton
Oneida County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1846
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA

In the summer of 1839, Florens was nearly drowned in the Hudson after falling from a rowboat during horseplay. His cap, and an envelope addressed to his father, floated down the river in the bottom of the skiff, but he was saved by the quick thinking of Capt. Spelman of the sloop Volant out of Providence, Rhode Island. Later that afternoon, the cap was returned to Florens by a boy. And shortly after that, the same boy delivered the envelope to the father. In it was a three hundred dollar remittance a fortune in those days. Amazingly, Capt. Spelman was said to have rescued a second man from drowning that very day. He died from typhus after weeks of fever and delirium. (Memoir of the Rev. Stephen R. Smith, Sawyer, T.J., 1852. Also, Evangelical Magazine & Gospel Advocate, Utica NY, 1 May 1846) 
 
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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
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Florens E. Smith
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