Obituary : Caleb Smith

Once again the death angel has came in our midst and called home Caleb Smith. He was born April 6, 1824 near Charlottsville, Indiana, and died March 31, 1902 at his home four miles north of Glen Elder, Kansas. Age 77 yr. 11 mo. 24 da. He was married to Mary J. Orr, June 20, 1849 and moved to Kansas from Iowa sixteen years ago, he leaves a wife and six children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. Two of the daughters reside in Mo., one son in Idaho, one in Washington and two daughters here. A brother and nephew of the deceased from Centralia was present at the funeral. Mr. Smith was a member of the Christian cnurch and was a faithful christian through life. About two weeks before his death he told his wife; "Mother I saw my Savior and talked with him and he says it is all right." Mr. Smith was loved by all and was a great favorite among the children. The funeral services were held April 1, at ten A.M. conducted by Rev. Drummond of Downs, Kans. He was followed to his last resting place at Granite Creek Cemetery by a large procession of friends and neighbors. The bereaved ones have sympathy of all in the hour of their affliction.
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