Obit: Smith, Augustus (1842 - 1912)


Contact: Ann Stevens


Surnames: Smith, Brown, Mellville, Burge 

----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  May 9, 1912 

Smith, Augustus (23 Mar 1842 - 5 May 1912) 

Augustus Smith, born in Peekskill, N.Y., March 23, 1842, died at his home on the north side in this city May 5, 1912. 

Mr. Smith was about 4 years of age when his mother died, and his father brought him and his brother, Elias, to Milwaukee, where Mr. Smith, Sr., ran the engine in the first paper mill ever operated in the city.  After residing there for two or three years, Mr. Smith and his sons moved to West Bend and located on a farm.  At the age of 19 years Mr. Smith enlisted in Co. D., 12th Wis. Infantry.  He served three years and nine months in the army, serving under General Sherman and participating in the famous march from Atlanta to the sea. 

After his return home from the war, Mr. Smith was married to Mary J. Brown, April 22, 1866.  In 1869 they came to Clark county and settled in the town of Weston, residing there until about 15 years ago, when they removed to this city. 

Mr. Smith was a most excellent gentleman and the soldierly training he had in early life made its imprint upon his actions throughout his later life.  He was industrious and in all his business dealings was strictly honorable.  Deceased is survived by his wife and four children and eight grandchildren.  The children are Mrs. Willis Mellville, Milton A. Smith and George H. Smith, all of Chicago, and Mrs. Fremont Burge of Owen.  The children were all here, as was also Mr. Burge, to be present at the funeral of their father, which occurred at the family residence on the north side yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. 



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