Obit: Smith, John C. (1858 - 1936)




----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 3/19/1936



John C. Smith was born in Pennsylvania on Jan. 19, 1858, and passed away at his home in Gilman, Wis., March 13, 1936, at the age of 77 years, 1 month and 24 days. Mr. Smith was sick about ten days with heart trouble and complications.

At the age of two years, Mr. Smith moved with his parents to Canada, where he resided until he was twenty-two. At that age he came to Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. In 1891 he married Miss Viola Shanks of Greenwood. To this union six children were born, five of whom are still living. One daughter, Alda, preceded him in death several years ago.

In 1917 Mr. Smith and his family moved to Gilman. For the past fifteen years he has served as janitor for the Gilman schools. For ten years he had charge of both buildings and for the past five years served in the grade building, only giving up his work in Dec. 1935.

Besides his widow, Mr. Smith is survived by his two sons, Clark Smith of Castlewood, S.D., and Hugh Smith of Gilman, three daughters, Annette Smith and Cecil (Mrs. Max Gays) of Chicago, and Leone (Mrs. Milliard Stanjord) of Aberdeen, S.D. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, two brothers and a sister who reside in Canada and two brothers who reside in Detroit, Mich.

Funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian Church in Gilman, Rev. Ayres officiating. Interment was made in the Meadow Brook Cemetery, Gilman, Wis.

Mr. Smith will be remembered by his many Greenwood friends and acquaintances.




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