Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, April l4, l92l
JAMES THOMAS SMITH was born in Green Castle, Indiana, September 4, l838; died at his home south of Thayer, Iowa, April 8, l92l; age 82 years, 7 months and l4 days.He moved from Indiana with his parents to Mahaska County, Iowa, in l848, then to Decatur Co., in l853, where he was married to MISS EMMA GREEN.To this union 7 children were born, 4 boys and 3 girls, 2 boys dying in infancy.The living are: MRS. MINA LINDSEY, of Council Bluffs; HATTIE and FRED SMITH of Thayer; MRS. ELLA SIEFKAS, of Haswell, Colorado; MRS. MYRTLE HENDRICKSON, of Grand River; 2 sisters, MRS. MARGARET METZ, of Grand River, MRS. ELLEN SLATON, of St. Charles, Iowa, and l5 grandchildren.
MRS. SMITH passed to the Beyond, April ll, l895.MR. SMITH enlisted in the Civil War, October l4, l864, and served his country until the close of the war.He was a kind father and a good neighbor.The funeral service was held at Gregg's Chapel, April l0th, by Rev. Wolfe, of Thayer, interment was made in the Gregg Cemetery.
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