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Smith, Lewis Jones

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Craftsbury, VT
Unit(s): 1st NH HARTY, NH Martin GDS
Service: 1st NH HVY ARTY, Martin Guards, NH INF

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VITALS

Birth: 02/15/1837, Craftsbury, VT
Death: 02/26/1916

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 114807376

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT

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Obituary

DEATH OF L. J. SMITH

Lewis J. Smith died at 6:30 o'clock last Saturday evening at his home in Cadys Falla after a ten-day illness from heart trouble. He has been in failing health for some time, but his condition had not been considered serious until his last illness, which his case was critical from the first.

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the home, W. T. Best of the Methodist-Episcopal Church officiating. The bearers were R. L. Fairbanks, A. H. Calkins, Willard Warren, and Leo Baker. Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Lewis Jones Smith, one of eight children of Comfort and Laura Howe Smith, was born in Craftsbury, Feb. 15, 1837, and was the last surviving member of the family. He had lived in Cadys Falls since 1889.

On Jan. 3, 1861, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Clark of Eden, who died in 1888. To this union, two children were born. Emma L., dying in 1874, and Clio R., wife of Willard Warren, who died March 19, 1903. He married in January 1892, Miss Lucy Nettie Cole, sister of Joseph Towle, who died December 2, 1906. On May 2, 1908, he was united in marriage to Ada Mae Towle, a niece of his second wife, who survives him.

He was a member of Company K., 1st N.H. Heavy Artillery, and served his country two years. When 22 years of age he joined Waterman Lodge F. & A.M. of Johnson and always retained his interest in Masonry. He was a member of Coral Chapter O.E.S.

Mr. Smith was a genial, kind hearted, generous man and always held the respect and esteem of all who knew him.

Source: Morrisville News and Citizen: March 1, 1916

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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