SMITH, William 1835-1911
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Date: 9/28/2016 at 16:37:07
Another Old Soldier Answers Last Call
Wm. Smith Died Friday After Short Sickness
Another old soldier and a pioneer resident of Grundy county answered the final call Saturday when Wm. Smith went to his reward. Mr. Smith had been in poor health the past few years. He has been suffering from gall stones. This trouble together with a wound received in the army and his advanced age was the cause of his death. He was confined to his bed only three days prior to his death.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Keeler were held at the M. E. church Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the Beckman cemetery.
William Smith, was born Jan. 16, 1835, in Stuben county, N.Y. He removed with his parents to Delaware county, Iowa, in the spring of 1856.
On July 10, 1861, he was united in marriage to Miss Annette Griffin and to this union were born three children who died in infancy.
November 4, 1863 he enlisted as Private in Co. B, 4 Iowa Cav. and August 8, 1865, he was discharged from service on account of a wound in the lung caused from a bullet.
In the fall of 1865 he and his family removed to Kansas where they lived for four years when they removed to Grundy Center, Ia., where they have lived since.
He leaves to mourn his death besides his wife, five sisters and a brother-in-law. The sisters are Mrs. Rachel Sheratt, Mrs. D. S. Burbank, Mrs. Seibert, Mrs. Frost and Mrs. C. Beckman, the latter two of this city.
Following were the out of town people present at the funeral: Mrs. Rachel Sheratt, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Burbank from Waterloo, Mrs. B. Sherratt, Mapleton, Minn., George Griffin, Moline, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Seibert and Jim and Hattie Sherratt from Waterloo.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 June 1911, pg 1
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