Obit: Smith, George Huntington (? - 1956)

 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org
 

Surnames: Smith, Work, Stoehr, Huntley, Richardson, Barton
 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 9, 1956
 

Smith, George Huntington (? - July 1956)
 

George Huntington Smith, born in Neillsville 84 years ago, was found dead in the bathtub at the home of his daughter, at 939 Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, Cal.
 

While his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Work, were watching television, Mr. Smith went to take a shower.  After some time passed the Works couldn’t hear any noise.  Mr. Work entered the bathroom through a window and found him.  Apparently he had slipped and knocked a shampoo bottle in the tub, fell on the broken bottle and severed an artery in his arm.  He bled to death. 
 

Mr. Smith came here recently from Florida to visit his two daughters, both of whom live in the same apartment building where he died.  He was in good health and had visited his old friend, Mrs. Elva (Huntley) Richardson, recently.
 

He was born in Neillsville to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Smith.  They lived on the North side. While still a young man he went to Chicago, and later spent some time in Florida.
 

He leaves his two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Work and Mrs. Florence Stoehr.  Funeral services were held July 31, in Santa Monica. The body was shipped to Chicago for burial. - Lydia Barton reporter.

 

(Addendum)

Additional info for George Huntington Smith in response to his obit (1956)

 

Born on July 12, 1872 in Neillsville to Augustus Smith and Mary Jane Brown.

 

Thanks,

Bob Van Hees

 

 


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