Obit: Smith, Theodore H. (1876 – 1957)


Surnames: Miller, Smith, Unger, Moritz, Williams

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1957

Smith, Theodore H. (21 OCT 1876 – 8 APR 1957)

Smith H. Miller, La Connor, Wash., sent us the following obituary and he thought many here would remember Mr. Smith.

Theodore H. Smith, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Smith, was born Oct. 21, 1876 and passed away at Seattle, Wash. on April 8, 1957. When the family resided in Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), they lived on the corner just north of Uncle George's Blacksmith Shop. His mother passed away in Greenwood and his father in Wenatchee, Wash.

Mr. Smith left Greenwood about 1896 with Earl Williams, and they went to Australia, where they stayed a short time. Earl came back and settled in Everett, Wash. Theo drifted into China, where he became identified with the British Maritime Customers and was located for years at Wu Hu, about 50 miles up the Yangtze River. He later transferred to Shanghai where he stayed until the Chinese took over his apartment house and belongings. (The Reds were just starting out then). He then came to Seattle with his family. His wife passed away in Shanghai.

Mr. Smith is survived by two sons, William Alerton Smith of Olympia, Wash., and Frank Smith, Seattle, Wash., one daughter, Mrs. Jerry Unger, Seattle, Wash., and a sister, Mrs. Amy Moritz, Seattle, Wash.

He was a brother of F.W. (Bill) Smith.



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