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R Tunstall Smith

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R Tunstall Smith

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8 May 1926 (aged 71)
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
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The Baltimore Sun Baltimore, Maryland May 9 1926

TUNSTALL SMITH, 71, FATALLY STRICKEN

Retired Cotton Dealer Dies Suddenly At Home In Baltimore
WAS NATIVE OF NORFOLK
Former Editor of Municipal Journal Leave Widow And Four Daughters

Tunstall Smith, 71 years old, who formerly was engaged in the cotton business in Baltimore and was one time editor of the Municipal Journal, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home in the Preston Apartments. Death is thought to have been caused by heart disease, from which he had been suffering for a number of years.
An older brother of Mr. Smith, R. Manson Smith, died Wednesday of heart disease at his home, 43 Warrenton Road, Guilford, and was buried Friday afternoon, Tunstall Smith attended the burial service in Greenmount Cemetery and appeared to be in good health at the time. Another brother was killed in the Civil War while serving with the Confederate Army.
Leaves Four Daughters
Mr. Smith is survived by his widow, Mrs. Josephine Fairfax Smith and four daughters, Mrs. Clive Forster Cooper of Cambridge, England; Mrs. Gerald Tuck, of London, England, and Miss Anita Tunstall Smith and Mrs. Lee Barroll, both of Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Smith was the son of James Marsden Smith and Anne Walke Williamson Smith. He was born in Norfolk, Va., March 14, 1855. He and his brother came to Baltimore to live shortly after the Civil War.
Educated in England
He was educated in England and was graduated from St. John’s College at Cambridge University in 1877.
Mr. Smith was named as editor of the Municipal Journal during the administration of former Mayor Preston, succeeding Clark S. Hobbs in the position. He was reappointed in the Broening administration. He retired from active business a number of years ago.
He was a member of the Baltimore Club, the Baltimore country Club and the Gibson Island Club.

The Evening Sun Baltimore Maryland 10 May 1926 Monday

Tunstall Smith's Burial Late Today

Services for Former Cotton Broker to Be Held At Old St. Paul's

The funeral of Tunstall Smith, who formerly was engaged in the cotton business and who was at one time editor of the Municipal Journal, who died at his home in the Preston Apartments, will take place today from Old St. Paul's Church.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Arthur B. Kinsolving, the rector who will be assisted by the Rev. Roger Walke, of St. Mark's on the Hill, Pikesville. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
The honorary pallbearers will be: Bruce Cotton, Daniel R. Randall, James H. Preston, Alfred Jenkins Shriver, J. Wilmer Biddle, Dr. Robert W. Johnson, Dr. J. M. Rowland, Robert Tucker, Nelson Strother, John Redwood, W. Hall Harris, Leigh Bonsal, John Q. Lovell and DeCourcey Wright Thom.
Mr. Smith was 71 years old and had been suffering for a number of years with heart trouble.
The Baltimore Sun Baltimore, Maryland May 9 1926

TUNSTALL SMITH, 71, FATALLY STRICKEN

Retired Cotton Dealer Dies Suddenly At Home In Baltimore
WAS NATIVE OF NORFOLK
Former Editor of Municipal Journal Leave Widow And Four Daughters

Tunstall Smith, 71 years old, who formerly was engaged in the cotton business in Baltimore and was one time editor of the Municipal Journal, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home in the Preston Apartments. Death is thought to have been caused by heart disease, from which he had been suffering for a number of years.
An older brother of Mr. Smith, R. Manson Smith, died Wednesday of heart disease at his home, 43 Warrenton Road, Guilford, and was buried Friday afternoon, Tunstall Smith attended the burial service in Greenmount Cemetery and appeared to be in good health at the time. Another brother was killed in the Civil War while serving with the Confederate Army.
Leaves Four Daughters
Mr. Smith is survived by his widow, Mrs. Josephine Fairfax Smith and four daughters, Mrs. Clive Forster Cooper of Cambridge, England; Mrs. Gerald Tuck, of London, England, and Miss Anita Tunstall Smith and Mrs. Lee Barroll, both of Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Smith was the son of James Marsden Smith and Anne Walke Williamson Smith. He was born in Norfolk, Va., March 14, 1855. He and his brother came to Baltimore to live shortly after the Civil War.
Educated in England
He was educated in England and was graduated from St. John’s College at Cambridge University in 1877.
Mr. Smith was named as editor of the Municipal Journal during the administration of former Mayor Preston, succeeding Clark S. Hobbs in the position. He was reappointed in the Broening administration. He retired from active business a number of years ago.
He was a member of the Baltimore Club, the Baltimore country Club and the Gibson Island Club.

The Evening Sun Baltimore Maryland 10 May 1926 Monday

Tunstall Smith's Burial Late Today

Services for Former Cotton Broker to Be Held At Old St. Paul's

The funeral of Tunstall Smith, who formerly was engaged in the cotton business and who was at one time editor of the Municipal Journal, who died at his home in the Preston Apartments, will take place today from Old St. Paul's Church.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Arthur B. Kinsolving, the rector who will be assisted by the Rev. Roger Walke, of St. Mark's on the Hill, Pikesville. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
The honorary pallbearers will be: Bruce Cotton, Daniel R. Randall, James H. Preston, Alfred Jenkins Shriver, J. Wilmer Biddle, Dr. Robert W. Johnson, Dr. J. M. Rowland, Robert Tucker, Nelson Strother, John Redwood, W. Hall Harris, Leigh Bonsal, John Q. Lovell and DeCourcey Wright Thom.
Mr. Smith was 71 years old and had been suffering for a number of years with heart trouble.


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