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Randle Smith

Randle Smith, was born in Ireland Feb. 1st, 1844, died at his home in 
Jefferson county, Ill., March 27, 1910. Moved with his parents to Canada 
when he was two years old, shortly after which his parents died leaving him 
an orphan with two brothers and one sister, came to Ill. about the close of the 
war, came to this county about the year 1866. 

In 1869, Oct. 14 was married to Katie Reynar to which union was born five 
children two of whom preceeded hm to the better world. His first wife died 
May 5th, 1887. Married to Miss Louvina Quick, Oct. 30, 1887, was converted 
in 1881 and joined the M. E. church south at Dix, Ill., later moving his 
membership to Union Chapel where he retained his membership until death, being 
a faithful member, always loved his church and bore his part. 

He leaves a wife and three children and a  host of friends and neighbors to mourn 
their loss. 

During his last sickness he was willing to leave it in the hands of God, calling 
his wife and children to his bed and bidding them goodbye: his wife asking him if 
he had any request to make to her or the children,  said to them to live right and 
work for one another good and to see after his poor boy. 

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Monroe Smith at Antioch church followed by Rev. 
A. L. Smith with several other preachers present. 

March 31, 1910 
Mt. Vernon Daily Register 
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 
Sept 26, 1997 

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