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Lottie Belle Cleaveland Smith 1858-1930


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/31/2010 at 20:15:56

Mrs. L. D. Smith Who Formerly Lived Here, Dies
Mrs. L. D. Smith, former resident of this city, died Monday, Aug. 11, at her home in Emmetsburg after an illness of several years. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Sunderlin, pastor of the Methodist church at Emmetsburg. Burial was in Estherville.

Lottie Belle Cleaveland was born March 18, 1858, in Dubuque and was the third child of Darius and Hannah T. Cleveland. She came to Emmet county with her parents in 1883 and lived on a farm about eight miles southeast of Estherville for ten years. On Sept. 11, 1890, she was united in marriage to L. D. Smith and they moved to Emmetsburg where she made her home until her death.

She was a member of the First Methodist church, the Sisterhood Sunday school class and the Royal Neighbors lodge. She is survived by her husband, her son Robert H., of Chicago, her brothers, Geo. W. Cleaveland of Marmath, N.D., and James W. Cleaveland of Emmetsburg. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, August 21, 1930)

Lottie Belle Cleaveland Smith
Born: Dubuque, Iowa, March 13, 1868
Died: Emmetsburg, August 11, 1930

The deceased was the third child of Darius and Hanna Tinkham Cleaveland. The other children were Mary E., George W., James W., Evelyn and Maggie.

Mrs. Smith lived at Dubuque, Iowa, until the year 1883 when she came with her parents to Emmet county and located about eight miles southeast of Estherville. Ten years later she moved to Emmetsburg where she lived continuously until the time of her death at Estherville.

On September 11, 1890, she was united in marriage to Mr. L. D. Smith.

In the year 1898, she was united with the First Methodist Episcopal church of this city and remained a faithful member to the time of her death. She was a member of the Sisterhood class of the Sunday school and took a deep interest in all of its activities. She joined the Royal Neighbors lodge in the years 1912.

Mrs. Smith and her husband adopted Robert H. at the time when he was but five and one-half months old. For more than twenty years they gave to him a fatherís and motherís care and directions and love.

Mrs. Smith was a kindly, sympathetic and devoted woman. She was a good neighbor and a faithful friend. Her charity and breadth of vision made her esteemed and respected. Quiet and assuming, yet not afraid to stand for the things she felt were right, she will be missed by many.

Those of her immediate family who remain are her beloved husband, Lawrence D., her brother, her son, Robert H. of Chicago, Illinois, and her brothers, George W. Cleaveland of Marmarth, N.D., and James W. of Emmetsburg. (Democrat, Emmetsburg, IA, August 14, 1930)


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