Orren Henry Smith

Orren Henry Smith

Birth
Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Death 5 May 1943 (aged 73)
Prairie Township, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Porterville, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 70154091 · View Source
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Robinson Library, Robinson, IL; Robinson Daily News, 21 May 1943; Obituary
"Orren Henry, son of J. H. D. and Louisa Burner Smith, was born in Crawford County, Ill., April 26, 1870, and died at his home near Eaton, May 5, 1943, at the age of 73 years and 9 days.
"He was a member of a family of 12 children. Wooster L., Bakewell C., Bion A., Burner, Arletta L., Magnolia, M., Guy W., Mary E., Samuel A., Orren H., Iris M., and a boy who died in infancy.
"When a boy, his family moved to Eaton, where he grew to manhood. He attended old Barlow and Porterville Schools and later attended college at Danville, Ind. He taught in various schools of this county and after working in the oil field, he devoted his time to farming. He served Prairie Township in the capacity of assessor and supervisor.
"On August 25, 1895, he married Laura Elizabeth Rhodes. Seven children were born to this union.
"He united with the Christian Church June 21, 1925. Long before that time he was an active worker in Sunday School. He served as superintendent and teacher. He has been an Elder in the church for over seventeen years.
""His health failed a little more than a year ago, but in spite of his affliction, he continued to attend church services and Sunday school and to teach his class until the middle of January this year.
"He was a devoted husband and father and was always concerned for the welfare of his family.
"It was written the obituary of his aged uncle, that the most sacred spot on earth to him was his own fireside and his interest there were deep and intense. This was true of Orren Smith.
"He is preceded in death by his wife who died April 29, 1942, a son Herbert Ray, January 1, 1930, and an infant grandson in 1941.
"He is survived by four sons and two daughters. Frank R. of Louisville, Ky., C. John of Salem, Ill., Harold A. of Robinson R. R. 1, Merlin Lee of Robinson, Mrs. Cora Lionberger of Robinson R. R. 1 and Mrs. Ethel Leggitt of Willow Hill R. R. 2.
"Also fifteen grandchildren, three step grandchildren, four daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Laura Mace Smith of Robinson, nine nephews and seven nieces, other relatives and friends.
"Going Home" how sweet the thought!
For ‘tis with "Heavenly Comfort Fraught."
To hearts that mourn and those who weep
For God giveth his beloved sleep.
He heard the call "Come Home,
Thy Father waits for thee."
His work is o'er. He waits at last,
In sight of the Crystal Sea.
His trails are ended.
His work is laid down,
Earth's sorrows are changed
For a Heavenly crown.
He wears the robes
Of Celestial white
As he chants the songs
Of the soul's delight.
CARD OF THANKS
"We wish to thank all those who kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our father, O. H. Smith. We also wish to express our appreciation for the beautiful floral offerings.
The Children"



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  • Maintained by: Roger Smith
  • Originally Created by: Cindy Cornwell McCachern
  • Added: 20 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70154091
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orren Henry Smith (26 Apr 1870–5 May 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 70154091, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Porterville, Crawford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Roger Smith (contributor 47894049) .