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July 22, 1859–January 10, 1929
|Henry Smith, son of Wm. A. and Caroline Drake Smith was born in Canton, Jackson county, Iowa, July 22, 1859, and departed this life at Monmouth, Iowa, Jan. 10, 1929, at the age of 69 years, 5 months and 18 days.
On July 9, 1885, he was united in marriage to Emma Smith. This union was blessed with four children, Rose, who passed away in 1916, Frank, of Sterling, Illinois, Fred of Wyoming, Iowa and Grace Bickford, of Monmouth, Iowa. He was a member of a family of ten children, all of whom including the mother and father have preceded him in death.
His entire life was spent in the vicinity of his birthplace, in Jackson and Jones counties, coming to Monmouth in the year 1923, where he resided until the time of his death.
He has been a great sufferer for many years, the pain at times being almost beyond endurance; but the ministration of loving hands did much to help him bear with patience his intense suffering.
Besides the loving wife and three children, he leaves four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of warm friends.
The funeral was held at the home on Saturday forenoon, Rev. E. E. Shafer of the M. E. church officiating. Favorite songs of the family were sung by Misses Edna Waugh and Milicent Teeple and Mrs. R. C. Best accompanied by Mrs. S. A. Orris. Burial was made in the family lot in the Canton cemetery.
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