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Selucia D. Smith 1841-1888


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/19/2010 at 21:07:42

Died – At Swan Lake, Thursday morning, Oct. 18, Selucia D. [possibly Davidson] wife of J. D. Smith. Mrs. Smith was born in Geauga, Ohio, in 1841, where her parents, coming from Vermont had settled at an early day. Not long after her birth they moved to Fulton Co., of the same state, where they were subject to all privations of a frontier life, where their daughter grew to womanhood, and where, when about sixteen years old, she joined the “Christian” church. She was married in 1864. About 1870 the family moved to Berkeley Co., W.Va., where her father had gone and where he died and was buried. Coming back again to Ohio they settled again in Geauga Co., where the mother died and lies buried. In 1882 the family came to Swan Lake where they have since resided. Mrs. Smith’s health began to fail while they lived in W. Va., but improved after the return to Ohio and was much better for years after reaching Swan Lake. But in the fall of 1887 she had a severe attack of illness but recovered strength again, until the measles so prevalent last winter took hold of her weak constitution, and nearly proved too much, she gave up hope for some time but rallied again until within a month or so when the wave of life began to ebb fast. She continued to decline until Thursday morning. Mrs. Smith had many good qualities s those who knew her best testify and we earnestly hope she knew Him who is able to save them to the utmost that come unto God by Him.” The funeral sermon was preached, Saturday a.m., at the Swan Lake church. The mourners and friends then accompanied the remains to the Estherville cemetery where they were at last laid to rest. (Northern Vindicator, Estherville, IA, October 26, 1888)


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