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Death of Mrs. Leonard Clapper

Myrtle Erma Smith, daughter of Henry W. and Maretta J. Smith, was born near Partridge, Reno county, Kansas, on March 11, 1877 and died at her home in Hanston, Kansas, May 17, 1929, at the age of 52 years, 2 months and 5 days.

On the 18th day of August she was united in marriage to Leonard Clapper of Partridge, and moved to Larned, Pawnee county.

To this union were born five children. An infant son, who preceded the mother, three daughters, Mrs. Ira Dixon, of Hanston, Kansas, Mrs. Lee Hertel, of Hanston, Lulu Clapper and George Clapper at home.
Her father and mother, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her death, four brothers and two sisters: Clyde P. Smith, of Tribune, Kansas, Mrs. Mabel French, of Long Beach, California, Merle Smith, of Alberta, Canada, Glee Smith of Borger, Texas, Mrs. Grace Kagarice, of Hugoton, Kansas, and Pearl Smith, of Philomath, Oregon, besides a host of relatives and friends. In her young womanhood she joined the Congregational church of Partridge, Kansas. In 1924 her letter of membership was changed to the first Baptist church of Hanston, Kansas.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Friday, November 25, 2005 18:31:05

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