"The Nashua Reporter" [Nashua, Chickasaw Co., IA], 8 Jan 1941:
Mrs. Louise Dexter Smith
Louise Dexter was born in Nashua, Sept. 15, 1870, the daughter of H. T. and Mary Ann Lester Dexter. She died Jan. 2, 1941, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. O. Waterman, at Sioux City, Ia.
She was a member of the fourth class to be graduated from Nashua high school, in 1890.
She was married to Edward P. Smith in March, 1896, and they went directly to Cedar Falls to establish their home. In 1918 they moved to Waterloo and a year later to Minneapolis, where Mr. Smith died in February, 1920. Since that time she had lived with her children and her two sisters in Nashua, the past two years having been spent with Mrs. Waterman.
Four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith survive her. They are: Mrs. Waterman [the former Mary Louise Smith]; Mrs. H. F. Cole [the former Helen Smith] of Grand Rapids, Mich,; Edward Smith, of Davenport, Iowa, and Stuart Smith, of Minneapolis. There are also 10 grandchildren and three sisters, Mesdames C. L. Johnson and W. F. Getsch, both of Nashua and Mrs. H. F. Hanson of Peoria, Ill. One brother, Clark Dexter, preceded her in death in 1934. ____________________