S. R. SMITH                           

The Severyite, June 19, 1902

Died:  June 16, 1902




  SMITH—Monday, June 16, 1902, at 5 p. m., at the home of his sister, Mrs. Harriett Hickox, in Emporia, S. R. Smith, aged 65 years.  The remains were brought to Severy yesterday and interred in Twin Grove cemetery beside the grave of his wife, who died here a number of years ago.  The deceased was born in Stuben county, N. Y. in 1837, came to Kansas in ’56 and when the Civil war broke out he joined the 31st Iowa volunteers, serving three years and being wounded in the breast by a splinter from a grapeshot, the wound never fully healing and being the indirect cause of his death.  After the war he returned to Kansas and during the past ten years making Severy his home most of the time and but recently going to Emporia to visit his sister.  He was apparently well Monday morning and fell dead of heart disease while walking in the house about 5 o’clock in the evening.  The deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. J. L. Beloat and Miss Kittie Smith, of Severy, and one son, Emil Smith, of Haverland, and also seven sisters and one brother.  The following sisters accompanied the remains here; Mrs. Hariett Hickox, Emporia, and Mrs. Sherett and Mrs. Frost, of Grunda Center, Iowa.