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 Benner X Smith

Benner X Smith

Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Death 6 Jan 1920 (aged 51)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot O_27_6
Memorial ID 158122 · View Source
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Former Resident of This City and Graduate of Knox College - Had Brilliant Career
Benner X Smith, Knox College '90, and a former resident of this city, died at his home in Salt Lake City yesterday. A telegram was received by the Evening Mail this morning announcing his death. The details were not given, however, so it is impossible to state just what caused his death.

Mr. Smith was born in this city in 1868. He was the youngest son of Judge Arthur A Smith, deceased of this city. The early part of his life was spent in this city and he received his education in the schools of Galesburg. Later he entered Knox College where he made an enviable reputation for himself. He graduated from college with the class of 1890. Later he went east and entered the Columbia Law School. He also graduated from this institution with high honors.

The deceased later went west and located in Salt Lake City, where he soon became one of the leaders of the Utah bar. He has held the offices of assistant United States district attorney, assistant attorney general for Utah and district attorney for the third judicial district of Utah. He was also a member of the Utah house of representatives and state senator.

He served in the Spanish-American War as a first lieutenant in the Utah cavalry.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Minor Smith of Salt Lake City, a sister, Mrs. Ira H Lewis of Salt Lake City and his mother, Mrs. Mary E Smith of this city. He also leaves two brothers, Loyal L Smith and Dewitt D Smith of Chicago.

Mr. Smith is well known in this city among the older residents of the city, and has a host of friends who will be grieved to learn of his death. He was one of the most prominent graduates of Knox College and his death will be counted as one of the biggest losses to the college of any in many months.


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  • Maintained by: Kurt Cook
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 158122
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benner X Smith (26 Apr 1868–6 Jan 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 158122, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Kurt Cook (contributor 47362688) .