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Mary Jane (Brantwait) Bennett Smith


Posted By: Lisa Joan Walden (email)
Date: 4/27/2021 at 20:53:15

"Mary Jane Smith"
Services were held in Lamoni Tuesday for Mary Brantwait (Bennett) Smith, a former resident, who passed away March 15 in St. Edward, Neb. C.E. Harpe was the officiating minister and burial was at Rose Hill.

Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Edward and Francis Brantwait, who moved here many years ago. She was united in marriage to Alma Bennett on May 4, 1884, and to this union, six children were born, three daughters, and three sons. The husband passed away on October 24, 1899, and two sons [Alvin and Fred] were drowned the same year.

On November 20, 1914, she was united in marriage to Sylvester Price Smith, of St. Edward, Neb., and moved from Lamoni to her new home in St. Edward.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, three daughters, Lulu Moore, of Evansville, Ind., Sadie Weidner, of Greer, Idaho, and Ruby Arnold of Stanford, Mont., one son, Ralph Bennett, who resided with them for the last two years, and a stepson, Frank B. Smith, of St. Edward.

Other survivors include five sisters, Sarah Pierce, Osakis, Minn.; Cora Buckingham, of Glenwood, Ella Johnson, of Leon; Catherine Ashburn, of Des Moines and Lucinda Lovel, of Fairfield; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Source: The Lamoni Chronicle, published in Lamoni, Iowa on Thursday, March 20th, 1947, pg. 3


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