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Born - December 4, 1859
Brownville, Richardson County, Nebraska
Married - August 4,1894
Saint Paul Lutheran Church
Nemaha County, Nebraska
Died - October 12, 1942
Buried - Sheridan Cemetery
Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska
Section-3 Lot-687 Row-17
David, Francis, Albert & Christina Smith
THE NEMAHA COUNTY HERALD
OCTOBER 22, 1942
OBITUARY – DAVID SMITH
David Smith was born at Brownsville, Nebraska, December 4, 1859 and passed away October 12, 1942 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 8 days.
He was the fourth child of a family of five children born to Peter and Eliza Smith.
At the age of seven the family moved to a farm which his father homesteaded in Lafayette precinct, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage in 1895 to Christina Eltiste. To this union two sons were born, Francis H. and Albert J.
A short time was spent in Auburn, after which they moved to a farm southwest of Auburn, making that their home until 1931, when the family moved to DeRidder, Louisiana. In April 1941, Mr. Smith returned to Nemaha County, where he spent the remainder of his life.
He had a natural ability for music and was an accomplished violinist, also very efficient in woodwork.
He had a deep religious faith, having been raised in a home of Baptist faith, was a home loving man, kindly and willing to help others.
He is survived by his wife and son, Francis of Orlando, Florida. His son, Albert, preceded him in death 22 years ago. Two brothers, Isaac and Thomas, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Niebel and Miss Lucretia Smith, preceded him in death. Near relatives surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Celia Smith and Mrs. Ella Smith of Brock, four nieces, Misses Lillie, Ada and Irma Smith of Brock, and Mrs. Eugene Sire of O’Neill, Nebraska; two nephews, Royal G. Smith of Brock and Merton D. Smith of Table Rock; also a cousin, John Blake, of Seattle, Washington.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Casey and Timm mortuary at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Lawrence W. Bash of the First Christian church conducting. Raymond Kiechel sang “The Old Rugged Cross,” “City Four Square” and “Sweet By and By.” The pallbearers were: William Hawley, Charles Hawley, Wayne Stoddard, Hugh Stoddard, Woodford Butterfield and George Schmucker. Interment was in Sheridan cemetery where his son, Albert was buried.
Wife - Christina (Eltiste) Smith
Born - February12, 1873
Burgsalach, Bavaria, Germany
Son - Francis H. Smith
Born - April 13, 1896
Son - Albert James Smith
Born - April 25, 1900
Brother - Isaac Smith
Born - February 27,1851
Rock County, Wisconsin
Sister - Mary A. (Smith) Niebel
Born - 1853 - Wisconsin
Died - June 18, 1882
Burial - Linden cemetery, Nemaha County, Nebraska
Husband - John Niebel
Brother - Thomas A. Smith
Born - January 29, 1855
Rock County, Wisconsin
Sister - Lucretia Smith
Born - February 25, 1865
Brownville, Nemaha County, Nebraska
Father - Peter Smith
Mother - Eliza (Blake) Smith
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