MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 455
submitted by Neal Carter, November 28, 2007
DEMISE OF NATHAN SMITH
Apr 1900 (hand written)
Saturday afternoon occurred the death of Nathan Smith, at his home, at 920 Newell avenue, after having suffered for three months from cancer of the stomach. Mr. Smith was a native of Butler county, Pennsylvania, where he first beheld the light of day on August 7th, 1834. When twenty years of age he came to Iowa, locating on a farm near Atalissa, in Goshen township, where he followed agricultural pursuits for nearly a half century, and upon retiring from active work he came to Muscatine in 1893 to peacefully pass his declining years. He was an honest, sterling citizen and a loving husband and father, whose departure is mourned by his widow and one son, Frank E.
Mr. Smith was an earnest Republican, and had served as township trustee and in other local offices. One of the early settlers of Muscatine county, he had witnessed almost its entire growth, has aided in its development and cultivation, and has always assisted in its every enterprise for the public good.
Nathan Smith’s name has been on the Journal’s subscription list for over forty years and he was ever proud of his unbroken record as a reader of the Journal.
The funeral is appointed to take place Tuesday at 2 o’clock from the First M. E. church, of which he was a devoted member.
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