Rev Egbert Watson Smith

Rev Egbert Watson Smith

Death 25 Aug 1944 (aged 82)
Burial Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 20924239 · View Source
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Son of Rev. Jacob Henry and Mary K. Watson Smith.

His obituary from the Greensboro Daily News read in part:

Dr. Egbert Watson Smith, 82, former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here and widely known in the Presbyterian foreign field, died at 9 o'clock last night at Wesley Long Hospital after an illness of two weeks.

He was a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. Henry Smith, and succeeded his father as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in 1893, holding the pastorate until 1905. Upon leaving her, he became pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Ky., remaining there until 1911.

Dr. Smith was a graduate of Davidson College, class of 1882, and of Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., class of 1886.

He was married to Miss Mary Wallace in 1891, and was survived by his wife, two sons, Egbert Watson Smith, Jr., of Greensboro, and Marion W. Smith of New York City; two daughters, Miss Margaret H. Smith of New York City, and Mrs. T.D. Drury, of St. Louis, Mo., and one brother, Dr. Henry Louis Smith of Greensboro.

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