SMITH, Isaac T. 1858-1960
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/15/2016 at 07:05:24
Isaac Smith Dies In California At 102 Years Old
Isaac T. Smith, who came to Grundy county 65 years ago, died Friday forenoon at the Foot Hill Nursing Home at El Cajon, Calif. Advanced age was the cause of his death. He was 102 years old on May 17th of this year.
The body is being sent to Grundy Center for burial by the side of his wife in the Grundy Center cemetery. The wife died 26 years ago.
The body will arrive in Iowa Falls, Aug. 15. There will be a prayer service Thursday, Aug. 18, at 1:15 at Ferree Chapel, and a service at 2 p.m. in the Baptist church with Rev. Heiniger officiating.
Isaac T. Smith was born in Clinton county, Iowa, May 17th, 1858. That was three years before the start of our Civil War. He and his family came to Grundy county 65 years ago and located on the 240-acre farm which he still owned at the time of his death. The son Brodie has been operating this farm several years.
Isaac Smith and Ella Bettinger were married Dec. 14, 1893, in Henderson, Tenn.
He retired from the farm 35 years ago and he and his family moved to Grundy Center. He continued to make his home here until about 10 years ago when he and two of his unmarried daughters, Evelyn and Twyla, moved to California, where he resided up to the time of his death.
Surviving are four daughters and three sons: Lowell Smith, Ft. Madison; Fred Smith, Grundy Center; Brodie Smith, Grundy Center; Thelma, Mrs. Clarence Runft, Cedar Falls; Velma, Mrs. Dolan Allen, Grundy Center; Evelyn, Mrs. Ralph Grefe, San Diego, Calif.; Twyla, Mrs. Ed Gurnee, Orange, Calif.
There are 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 August 1960, pg 8
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