Smith, Wm. E. 1867 - 1927
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/9/2019 at 08:13:42
Clayton County Register, Thur., 18 Aug. 1927.
Wm. E. Smith, a resident for many years here, passed away at his home in Coleville last Thursday evening at a little before eight o'clock, following a long and lingering illness.
Wm. E. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Smith, was born at Waukon Junction, this state, March 4, 1867, and thus at the time of his death had reached the age of sixty years, five months and seven days.
For forty-five years he had been an employee of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, and the greater part of that time as section foreman. About twenty-seven years ago he moved here and this has since been his home. He was a man who had a reputation of being thorough in his work and required the same over whom he was foreman. He was liberal but only a few knew of this trait and proved himself ever ready to help where help was needed.
Since last December Mr. Smith had been confined to his home, A number of times the family felt that the end was close, but his strong constitution enabled him to rally more than once and not until last Thursday evening was he finally relieved from this world of suffering.
He leaves to mourn his passing his widow, Mrs. W. E. Smith, and two sons, Willis of Fenton, Mich., and Leonard of Prairie du Chien, besides a number of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon at the late home and also from the Congregational church, after which interment was made in the East Side cemetery, Rev. A. S. Kilborun officiated.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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