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Tom Smith, third son of Tom and Jane Smith, was born in Dallas County, Texas, November 15, 1856, and died at the Shattuck Hospital, February 25, 1928, at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 9 days.

When about sixteen years of age he came to this part of the country, this in the year 1872. Thus he has spent about fift-five years as a citizen of this country. In 1887 he met and married Miss Kate Parker of Marshall, Missouri, to which union six children were born, four of whom are living, vix, Mrs. R. C. Warm and Mrs. F. L. Witham, of California, and Mrs. J. A. McGuire, of Known, Kansas, and O. J. Smith of Jet Oklahoma, the latter two being present at the funeral. The wife, three daughters and son are left to mourn their loss with the many friends and acquaintances, of husband, father and friend.

Mr. Smith professed faith in his Christ and became a member of the Baptist church in Shattuck six or seven years prior, to his death and has retained continuous membership since that time. He was a good husband, loving father and as good citizen, and he has gone to his eternal rest.


Note: There appear to be more on Mr. Smith in this paper……


Tom Smith was one of the early residents of Shattuck and contributed his energy toward town building in the days when the town was young. He commanded and retained the respect of his neighbors and associates in every community in which he lived, and those who knew him considered him a good neighbor and upright citizen.

Submitted by: John Rider
Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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