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SMITH, Joseph (1860-1940)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/1/2020 at 22:47:22

Joseph Smith
(August 10, 1860 – April 26, 1940)

Ida Count Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., May 2, 1940, p.1, col.6
Joseph Smith, 79, Dies Friday; Funeral Services Held On Monday At Lake City; Burial There
Funeral services for Joseph Smith, 79, of Ida Grove, who passed away Friday night at the local hospital after a week’s illness, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the funeral home in Lake City. Burial was at the Lake City cemetery. Mr. Smith had been a resident of Ida Grove for more than 25 years and during that period has been associated in various business enterprises. During the past few years, however; he had retired from active business. For many years he operated the billiard parlor in the basement of the Union block.
Cattle Herder
He followed the occupation as cattle herder throughout Northwest Iowa for many years. His plan was to contract the herding of various herds for farmers in this area. At the age of five, Mr. Smith had the misfortune of suffering an injury which caused his arm and leg to be paralyzed. He received a knife from his father for Christmas and stumbled with the blade penetrating his left side, causing the life-long injury. He was unmarried and roomed in the home of the Rev. E. C. Zschoche.
Born In 1860
He was born on August 10, 1860, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, in Fayette County. His father passed away in 1869 and his mother in 1918. He is survived by four brothers, F. W. Smith, Lake City; John Smith, Hot Springs, South Dakota; E. Z. Smith, West Palm Beach, Florida; and J. L. Smith, Lake City. The funeral service was held in the Squires Funeral home in Lake City Monday afternoon. Rev Roy B. Weakland, pastor of the Church of Christ in Lake City, officiated. The burial service was conducted by the Ida Grove Odd Fellows and interment was made in the Lake City cemetery. Mr. Smith had been a member of the Odd Fellows lodge in Rockwell City for many years.


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