Obit: Smith, Augustus (1842 - 1912)
Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: Smith, Brown, Mellville,
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) May 9, 1912
Smith, Augustus (23 Mar 1842 - 5 May
Augustus Smith, born in Peekskill, N.Y.,
March 23, 1842, died at his home on the north side in this city May
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
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
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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