July 16, 1903

Death of Mrs. H. A. Smith.

The death of Lizzie G., beloved wife of Capt. Henry A. Smith, occurred at the home of her parents, Yarmouth, on Friday morning, July 10th, at 2 o’clock.

The deceased gave birth to a baby girl on the Monday previous and seemed to be doing very well until Tuesday afternoon, when complications arose, causing her death in a few hours.

She was thirty three years of age, a daughter of Mr. Edward Smith, of Bond Street, Yarmouth. She had been a resident of Waterville and vicinity until March, when she moved to Yarmouth. While living in Waterville she won for herself a place high in the esteem of the people who grieve over the sudden demise of one who had so tenderly cared for others when ill or in trouble.

Capt. Smith left his home in October for a trip to South America. Many storms were encountered and the voyage proved unusually long, so long that his wife and friends mourned him as lost, but at last, after weary months of waiting the wife received the glad news that he had arrived in port, and that all was well. He had but lately arrived in New York and was soon to leave for his home in Yarmouth. On Monday a message reached him telling of the arrival of a little girl, and on Thursday another calling him to the bedside of his dying wife. He left at once, accompanied by his sister-in-law Miss Clara Smith, who was also summoned home. They did not arrive until Monday morning.

The funeral took place at two o’clock on Monday. The floral offerings were beautiful and many, and were a high tribute to the love and esteem in which Mrs. Smith was held in Yarmouth and other communities.

The deceased was a lady of estimable character, beloved by all who knew her for her sweet gentle ways. She had told those ministering to her in her illness, that she was prepared for whatever was God’s will.

She leaves a husband and babe, parents, sisters and brothers, and a wide circle of friends to mourn their sad loss.

Our most tender sympathy is extended to the sorrowing ones.

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