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 Sarah Frances <I>Hanks</I> Smith

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Sarah Frances Hanks Smith

  • Birth 14 Nov 1842 Indiana, USA
  • Death 14 Jun 1910
  • Burial Hindsboro, Douglas County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 20652237

Parents: Sydnor Hanks and Elizabeth Skidmore

Siblings: Elijah Hanks, Susan J. Hanks Spicer, Matilda Hanks Wirey, James Hanks, Delilah Arene Hanks Vick, John William Hanks, George Washington Hanks, and Joseph Newton Hanks

Husband: James Madison Smith (married 12 Dec 1860 Brown Co., IN)

Children: Susan E. Smith Swift, Mary G. Smith, Rosalia Smith, and Lona Estella Smith Morris

Obituary: MRS. JAS. SMITH CALLED HOME
Answers the Death Summons of her Master at 3 o'clock Tuesday Morning

Mrs. Sarah F. Smith died at her home on the west side of town Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock; just with the waking of a new day she went to sleep like a tired child. After a long, busy and useful life she died as she has lived -- honored, trusted and loved. She red her own monument while she lived in the hearts of all who knew her. Her christian life was beautiful from its beginning to its close, and through all the suffering and sorrow she met in the way, her faith in God never waved. It is difficult to pay a fiting tribute to the memory of so noble a woman. Mrs. Smith remained concious until almost the last: realized that her life was near its close talked with the family, manifested not dread, and bravely awaited the end. She was a faithful member of the M.E. church having united with it, about 35 years ago. She was born in Brown Co. Indiana Nov. 14th, 1842, and was united in marriage to James Smith in Jan. 1860. To this union there was born 7 children, five daughters survive her, (two having preceded her in death), who with several grandchildren and her aged companion mourn her death. A short service was held at her late home Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, after which the remains were taken to the Pleasant Grove church near Brushy Fork, where the family formerly residing for years, where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Dundas pastor of the M.E. church at the place, after which the remains were interred in the silent city within the old church yard.


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  • Created by: Mark E. Wirey
  • Added: 27 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20652237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Frances Hanks Smith (14 Nov 1842–14 Jun 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20652237, citing Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Hindsboro, Douglas County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mark E. Wirey (contributor 46919974) .