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Dr Richard Filmore Smith

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Dr Richard Filmore Smith

Birth
Friendship, Crockett County, Tennessee, USA
Death
27 Jan 1897 (aged 40)
Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Deport, Lamar County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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The following is taken from a sketch written by daughters Alice Irene and Mary Gertude Smith:
Dr. Smith received his early education in the village schools of Friendship, TN and there spent the most of his life. He spent two years in the Military College at Knoxville, Tennessee. His childhood was spent as the average boy. He was early taught to be thrifty and energetic, for his mother believed the old adage, "Idleness finds still some mischief for idle hands to do." Grandfather often said he thought the children owed their success in business life to their mother.

Miss Cora Binford of Friendship had invited, to visit her, a former schoolmate, Alice Buckly, the accomplished musician, the gifted and youngest daughter of John W. and Mary C. Buckly, a prominent family of Henderson County, TN. She had been well educated and had finished her music in the schools of Jackson. Fate held that they should meet and soon her pretty face and sweet music won his heart completely, and after a few months of courtship they were married at her country home near Mifflin, TN, February 6, 1878.

We moved to Texas on May 2, 1891 and located at Deport, Lamar County. After six years of very successful practice, in which he gave all his time and strength to his profession, his health failed. His family persuaded him to go to Paducah, Kentucky, for a visit and rest with his parents. He became worse and at the home of his parents he lingered for some weeks and died January 27, 1897. Weightman Smith, the youngest brother accompanied the remains home for burial. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. N. Brown, pastor of the Methodist church at Deport, Texas, and the body was laid to rest in the Deport cemetery with the Masonic ceremony, he having been a member of that order since shortly after he became twenty-one years of age.
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There were five children that died in infancy and John Orion Smith, born Oct. 19, 1882, that died, single, at Trinity, Texas, on Oct. 8, 1912.
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The following is taken from a sketch written by daughters Alice Irene and Mary Gertude Smith:
Dr. Smith received his early education in the village schools of Friendship, TN and there spent the most of his life. He spent two years in the Military College at Knoxville, Tennessee. His childhood was spent as the average boy. He was early taught to be thrifty and energetic, for his mother believed the old adage, "Idleness finds still some mischief for idle hands to do." Grandfather often said he thought the children owed their success in business life to their mother.

Miss Cora Binford of Friendship had invited, to visit her, a former schoolmate, Alice Buckly, the accomplished musician, the gifted and youngest daughter of John W. and Mary C. Buckly, a prominent family of Henderson County, TN. She had been well educated and had finished her music in the schools of Jackson. Fate held that they should meet and soon her pretty face and sweet music won his heart completely, and after a few months of courtship they were married at her country home near Mifflin, TN, February 6, 1878.

We moved to Texas on May 2, 1891 and located at Deport, Lamar County. After six years of very successful practice, in which he gave all his time and strength to his profession, his health failed. His family persuaded him to go to Paducah, Kentucky, for a visit and rest with his parents. He became worse and at the home of his parents he lingered for some weeks and died January 27, 1897. Weightman Smith, the youngest brother accompanied the remains home for burial. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. N. Brown, pastor of the Methodist church at Deport, Texas, and the body was laid to rest in the Deport cemetery with the Masonic ceremony, he having been a member of that order since shortly after he became twenty-one years of age.
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There were five children that died in infancy and John Orion Smith, born Oct. 19, 1882, that died, single, at Trinity, Texas, on Oct. 8, 1912.


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