West Hill Cemetery
S. H. Smith Dead
One of the Oldest Citizens of Grayson County Passed Away Yesterday.
Funeral This Afternoon.
A long, useful and honorable life came to an end yesterday afternoon
at four o'clock when S. H. Smith of 921 N. Harrison Ave. entered peacefully
and without suffering into the eternal rest.
Mr. Smith was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky, on Oct. 13, 1824.
He was married in 1851 to Miss Elizabeth Hunt of Cumberland and with her
passed eighteen years of happy wedded life. To them were born nine children,
four of whom are still living. These four are Mrs. Frances Carter of Jefferson.
J.W. Smith of Sherman, C. S. Smith, living five miles north of Sherman,
and W. F. Smith of Oklahoma, who has not been located. He follows the occupation
of car contractor.
In 1870 Mr. Smith was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Miller,
also of Cumberland county, who survives him. Of this marriage there were
three children, Mrs. Minnie Klepper of Dallas, Marshall Smith of Sherman
and Mrs. Ione Carter of this city.
Mr. Smith was a Mason in good standing for 44 years and had been
a member of Travis Lodge of this city for about thirty years, or since
he came to Texas. In early years he was engaged as a pilot on the Cumberland
and Mississippi Rivers and had the distinction of serving on a steamboat
with Abraham Lincoln. He was one of the four men in Cumberland county voting
for Lincoln when the latter ran for the Presidency.
For fifty years Mr. Smith was a consistent and faithful member of
the Methodist church and had been a member of Key Memorial church for some
years at the time of his death. He farmed for about twenty years after
coming to this county retiring some ten years ago to make his home at 921
N. Harrison Avenue. Mr. Smith was a good man, a good citizen and an honorable
and upright man in all his dealings. He had maintained good health until
within the last three years. His last illness began on Saturday and was
a gradual slipping away from life. The funeral services will be held this
afternoon at 3 o'clock at Key Memorial church, Rev. A. A. Kidd officiating.
After the services at the church, Travis Lodge A. F. and A. M. will
take charge of the remains. Interment will be in West Hill cemetery.
Sherman Courier July 11 1917
to the West Hill Cemetery