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SMITH, Rensler J. 1829-1904

SMITH, INGALLS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:09

Obituary

Rensler J. Smith was born, of New England stock, in Cazenovia, Madison Co., New York, on Oct. 2, 1829, and died at his home in Beaver Twp., Grundy Co., Iowa, March 19, 1904, being 74 years, 5 months and 17 days old. At fifteen he began to learn the trade of a miller from his father and for thirty years he followed this business until he laid it down to take up the business of farming. He was married to Miss Margaret M. Ingalls at Cuba, Allegany Co., New York, Sept. 11, 1855. Of the seven children born to them two died very young and there remain to mourn with and comfort the aged wife, one son and four daughters. Mr. Smith came to Iowa in 1865, settling first in Story City, Story Co., from there he moved to Steamboat Rock, Hardin Co., and then to New Hartford. After another short residence in Steamboat Rock he finally located in 1878 on his present farm in Beaver Twp., Grundy Co. While living in Steamboat Rock he united with the Universalist church and never changed that relationship. The funeral was conducted by Rev. S. C. Bretnall at the late residence on Sunday afternoon last and the burial was in Fairfield cemetery. Mr. Smith was a good farmer and a good neighbor and highly respected by all his acquaintances, who extend much sympathy to the family in this affliction.

--The Parkersburg Eclipse (Parkersburg, Iowa), 24 March 1904, pg 5


 

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