Obit: Smith, Persilla (? - 1869)

Contact: Stan

Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

----Source: SMITH CASTNER STOW

----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 10/17/1907

Smith, Persilla (? - 3 SEP 1869)

Mrs. J. Castner received a letter Friday night from Mrs. Ed Smith requesting the following be published:

"Mrs. Ed Smith was a former resident of Loyal, Clark County, Wis. and moved to Washington thirty-five years ago and returned about one month ago to Loyal to visit old friends and neighbors and said it was the happiest week of her life with old neighbors and during her week's stay with her friends in Loyal she performed the sad duty of removing the body of a much loved sister, Persilla Smith that died thirty-eight years ago the third day of last September and was buried two miles and one half southwest of Loyal on the farm that Mrs. Chester Stowe now owns. She was taken up the seventh of Oct. and her body was removed to the M. E. Cemetery. When the grave was opened they found the box and casket sound, so the casket was taken by the handles and put into Mr. Wallace Lyon's wagon and brought to the Loyal Cemetery at Loyal. It was lowered into the grave by her old neighbors and Rev. C. H. Towne without difficulty. It was a surprise to find the casket as sound and firm as almost new. Mrs. Ed Smith wishes to return her heartfelt thanks to her old neighbors for their kind assistance for the help of removing her much loved sister and lying her away in her last resting place."

Responses

Obit: Smith, Persilla (? - 1869)

Contact: shirley Taylor
Email: taylordk@ix.netcom.com

I believe this Priscilla (sp?) Smith was my great grandfather, Ed Smith's first wife, and the Mrs. Ed Smith who is mentioned was her sister, Anna King Smith, who married Ed after Priscilla's death. They came to Washington Territory in 1870. I visited Loyal two years ago and went to the cemetery there where I found a headstone for Priscilla King Smith and also mentioned on the headstone was a childs name. I would very much like to find any of the King relatives or anyone having information on the Smith family. Ed's father and mother, Francis and Lyda Smith who were witness to the marriage of Ed and his wife have been my brick wall.

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Obit: Smith, Persilla (? - 1869)

Contact: Janet
Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org
Shirley,

The former Admin of the Clark Co., WI USGenWeb, Rick Hagen >rick@kinquest.com< has a family site with lots of detail concerning the King family of the Neillsville area. He is very knowledgable and I would think be able to give you lots of help!

Janet

 

 

 


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