Jennie Frances <I>Paine</I> Smith

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Jennie Frances Paine Smith

  • Birth Apr 1875 Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 28 Apr 1902 Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot Block 6, Lot 51, N 1/2
  • Memorial ID 78316419

AKA Frances Jane Paine

•See Emma E. Forsythe.
•See Anna Marie Murphy Dunn.

Frances Jane Paine married James Rorison [sic] Smith on June 14, 1899 in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

             The Smith-Paine Nuptials.

      On Monday evening, June 14th, 1899, at nine o'clock, the wedding of James Rorison [sic] Smith and Frances Jane Paine was solemnized at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Annabella Paine, on 6th street south, Rev. C. F. Kite, of St. Paul's Episcopal church pronouncing the words that made them man and wife. The wedding was a very quiet affair, only close personal friends and relatives of the contracting parties being present. The parlors and dining room were tastily [sic] decorated for the occasion, the parlor decorations being red and white roses, and the dining room pink carnations. The ceremony occurred exactly at 9 o'clock. Miss Minnie Hanft, of St. Paul, presided at the piano, and rendered the wedding march from Lohengrin as the bridal party entered the parlors. The groom was attended by W. A. M. Johnstone, while Miss lillie Paine, the bride's sister, was bridesmaid. On entering the parlors the groom was escorted by Mr. Johnstone, the bride by her brother Jacob Paine, and the bridesmaid and the bride's mother completed the wedding party. The bride looked lovely in a wedding gown of white organdy, trimmed with Valenciennes lace and ribbons. Rev. Kite in a solemn and impressive manner then conducted the marriage ceremony, the beautiful rites of the Episcopal church being used. Mr. Jacob Paine, the bride's oldest brother gave the bride away. After the ceremony the newly wedded pair received the congratulations of the assembled guests.
      A sumptuous wedding supper was served, the attendants being the following young girls, former pupils of the bride, dressed in white: Misses Lulu Hockridge, Christie Pearce, Louise Esmay, Edith Anderson, Mamie Cullen and Mamie Canan. It was a novel and pleasing feature.
      Mr. and Mrs Smith are two of the most popular young people of this city. Mr. Smith has resided here for several years, and by his genial and pleasant ways has become a favorite with all his acquaintances. He is an enterprising young business man, honest and upright to a fault, hence has the confidence and respect of all. The bride is one of Brainerd's most popular and accomplished young ladies. Born and reared in this city, she has a large circle of acquaintances, and none know but to admire her. She graduated from the high school here, and for the last four years has been one of the most efficient and capable teachers in the city schools. That their wedded life may be filled with blessings and joy is the wish of their hosts of friends.
      Mr. and Mrs. Smith will be at home to their friends after June 25th, at 73 Sixth street south. (Brainerd Dispatch, 16 June 1899, p. 8, c. 4)

      Jas. R. Smith, the genial insurance man, has been wearing a broad smile the past few days that it is a pleasure to behold. The occasion of Jim's happy frame of mind is the appearance of a fine healthy son [Paul, born 13 March 1900, son of Jennie Paine Smith.], an heir. The mother and child are reported doing nicely. (Brainerd Dispatch, 16 March 1900, p. 8, c. 1)

             GRIM DEATH CLAIMS
                                HER AS HIS OWN

         Mrs. J. R. Smith's Death Occurred
                 This Morning at 4 o'clock
                            In This City.

          She Was Born and Raised in City
                        and Has Always
                            Lived Here.

      Mrs. Jennie F. Smith, beloved wife of James R. Smith and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Paine, of this city, died this morning at her home at No. 511 north Broadway, about 4 o'clock.
      The news of this untimely death was received by the many friends of the deceased with most shocking effect, her life seeming to have been interwoven with the history of the growth and development of the city, for she has lived all her life here, this being her birth place and the scenes of her childhood days. She was in her 27th year.
      Deceased was for many years a teacher in the city schools, and was a faithful member of St. Paul's Episcopal church.
      In 1899 she was married to James R. Smith and to them was born one son, Paul, who is now two years of age. Besides the husband, son, father and mother there are two sisters and three brothers to mourn the loss. They are Mrs. D. B. Shontz, Correctionville, Iowa, Fred Paine, Minneapolis, William Paine, Jr., Gladstone, Mich., Lillian Paine and Jacob Paine of this city.
      The arrangements for the funeral will be announced later, when some of the relatives are heard from.
      The demise of Mrs. Smith was not expected. She was, of course, a very sick woman and all that medical skill could bring in play was being administered, but it was not until a day or two ago that it was thought there was imminent danger. It is a severe blow to the bereaved husband and the little two year old son. The sympathy of the entire city is with him in his affliction. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 28 April 1902, p. 2, c. 4)

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  • Added: 13 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78316419
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jennie Frances Paine Smith (Apr 1875–28 Apr 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78316419, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .