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Courtney Craig Smith (1969)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart (email)
Date: 12/24/2006 at 11:25:47

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
April 1969

COURTNEY SMITH Burial Rites Here

A private committal service for the ashes of Dr. Courtney Craig Smith, aged 52, of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, was held at the Winterset cemetery, last Wednesday morning, April 23rd. The Rev. John Fink conducted the brief service at 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Smith, a native of Winterset was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Craig Smith, and attended the Winterset schools until the end of his freshman year, when he and his mother moved to Des Moines, following the death of his father, Winterset attorney.

The deceased had been president of Swarthmore college since 1953. He is survived by his wife, and their three children; Craig Smith of Philadelphia, Mrs. Greg Ingram of Cambridge, Mass., and Dabney, who is a student at Barnard college in New York City. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Sam C. (Dabney) Smith, who now resides in Bethesda, Maryland and two brothers, Murray D. Smith of San Francisco, Calif., and Caarleton D. Smith of Washington, D.C., and a sister, Mrs. Bryce Van Syoc of Godfrey, Illinois.

His widow, who will move to Philadelphia this summer, and daughter, Mrs. Ingram of Cambridge, and Mrs. Van Syoc of Godfrey were here for the service.


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