Obit: Smith, Minnie (1858 - 1919)
Surnames: SMITH AHRENS HERZOG PURKIS STANISCH LAFEE KLEESE LELIVELT
----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 06/05/1919
Smith, Minnie (7 NOV 1858 - 27 MAY 1919)
Mrs. Minnie Smith, aged sixty years, six months and twenty days, passed away at the farm home in the town of Hull, Marathon, Co., Wis. Tuesday, May 27, 1919, at 10:15, the cause of death being cancer of the stomach, from which she had been a patient sufferer since last November.
Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ahrens, being born Nov. 7, 1858 in Sheboygan, Wis. Here she remained with her parents until the time of her marriage in Oct. 1878, to Mr. Peter Smith, when they moved to a farm east of Cherokee. Here they remained a short time, when they purchased the farm upon which her death occurred.
To Mrs. Smith was born ten children, six of who survive her: Mrs. Charles Herzog of Sheboygan; Mrs. Ed Purkis of Oak Park, Ill.; Mrs. Oscar Stanisch of Colby, Wis., Mrs. Ray Lafee of Netherhill, Sask., Canada; Paul & Harriet at home. Clara passed away in infancy, Mrs. Fred Kleese preceded her mother in death, passing away Dec. 2, 1911. John passed away in Canada Oct. 14, 1916 and Peter, one of our first boys to give his life in the great war, passed away in France, May 4, 1918.
Funeral services were held Monday at the M. E. Church, Rev. J. H. Paul officiating. Burial was made in the Colby Cemetery, the remains being in charge of undertaker F. W. Lulloff.
Those from out of town present were: All of the above mentioned living children with the exception of Mrs. Lafee; and Mrs. Theo Lelivelt of Chicago, a sister of the deceased.
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