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 Clark McKinley Smith

Clark McKinley Smith

Death 7 Jul 1970 (aged 73)
Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Burial Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Plot 1, 0, 1269
Memorial ID 1189789 · View Source
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Collapses, Dies on Leaving Car

A 73-year-old retired man collapsed and died Tuesday as he got out of his car behind his home. He was Clark McKinley Smith, 21 N. Barbee.

Neighbors told police Smith parked his car in the alley behind his home and collapsed as he got out of the auto. Officers found his body lying on its back beside the car.

He was born Aug. 24, 1896, on the Oolagah Indian Reservation in Oklahoma, the son of John Clark and Sophia Josephine Humphrey Smith. He moved with his family to Fort Scott as a child. Smith retired in 1952 as an employee of the Goodlander Mill. He married Izora Brashear, June 23, 1920, at Fort Scott, She died Dec. 21, 1942.

Surviving are five children, Elmer C. Smith, 101 Crescent Dr.; Mrs. Mae Barthel, Houston; Mrs. Betty Mertz, Pittsburg; Alice Goodwin, Bentonville, Ark.; and Cloyd Smith, Kansas City. Ivan Smith of 210 Washington is a brother. There are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Cheney's Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.




  • Maintained by: MooreSmith
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 26 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1189789
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clark McKinley Smith (24 Aug 1896–7 Jul 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1189789, citing Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by MooreSmith (contributor 47593861) .