John Smathers

John Smathers

Birth
Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Aug 1916 (aged 93)
Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 36236614 · View Source
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John Smathers is the son of George Smathers and Catherine Delp.

Jefferson Democrat dated Aug 16, 1906:
John Smathers, Deceased.
John Smathers, whose death we mentioned two weeks ago, was born and reared in Clarion county, Penna. His birth was in March of 1826, on the farm where the village of Frogtown is now located.
In 1846, when only twenty years of age, he enlisted in the 8th U.S. Infantry, for five years, and served with his regiment through the Mexican war. After that was closed his company was stationed at Forte (sic) Dodge and Suellen, where they were employed during most of his enlistment in supressing Indian disturbances. During part of this time he was employed as a pony express rider, through a wild country infested with wild animals and hostile Indians.
After his discharge from the regular army he shipped as a sailor, and made one voyage from New Orleans to Liverpool and return.
At the breaking out of the civil war he was at Emporium, Cameron county, where he enlisted in Co. C., 42d Penna. Vols., Col. Kane`s Bucktails, serving therein three years, from June 1st, 1861, until June 11th, 1864, when he was mustered out with his company, at Harrisburg. After the war was closed he came to Brookville, and was married here in 1866 to Sarah Ozman (sic), who now survives him. To them were born three children, only one of whom, W. C. Smathers, is living. He is still at home. Mr. Smathers continued to reside in Brookville until his death, which occurred on Wednesday, August 1st, 1906. His funeral was on Friday afternoon, interment being in the Brookville cemetery. He was a member of E. R. Brady Post, G. A. R., and was buried with the honors due to a soldier and member of the Grand Army.


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  • Created by: Beverly Osman Morris
  • Added: 23 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36236614
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Smathers (26 Mar 1823–1 Aug 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36236614, citing Brookville Cemetery, Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Osman Morris (contributor 47031897) .