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Submitted by Joyce M. Tice

This is the scrapbook that inspired me to start the Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. Kept my my step-grandmother, Erma SMITH Tice, it was given to Virginia WHEELER McElroy some years back from whom I obtained copies. This includes obits from Sullivan and Rutland Townships and the surrounding townships of that area.

These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook.

 The young people of our vicinity are getting married so fast that we scarcely have time to congratulate them.  Among those recently married are Lyman Brewer and Miss Matte Oldroyd, whose numerous friends wish to extend best wishes and a long life of happiness.

 William Benson was found dead in his bed at Roseville last Tuesday morning.  It is supposed from heart disease.  He was very well known through this section, having run a hotel at Pine City for sometime.  Mr. Benson was 65 years old and a widower, his wife having died at Pine City a few years ago.  He is said to have been as well as usual when he retired Monday night.

 The remains of Mrs. William Benson, of Pine City, were brought here last week Thursday afternoon for interment.  Services were conducted by Rev. Hays at the Baptist Church.

 Lewis Miller died at his home 398 Washington street, Elmira, about 10 o’clock Saturday morning, aged sixty-?? Years.  He is survived by four sons, ? H. of Watkins; Lewis of Bath, ??? A. Of Portland, Oregon, and ??? of Elmira, three daughters: Mrs. Weldon Kelly of Kelly Hill, N.Y.; Mrs. A. R. Merrick of Wilcox, Pa., and Miss Laura Miller of Elmira; also one sister, Mrs. J. D. Earl of Coudersport.  The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock.  Deceased was an old-time resident of this place, and the body was brought here for burial by the side of ??? in Millerton cemetery.

 Elisha Andrews died Monday night at the family home at Alder Run, Pa., aged forty-three years.  The decedent had been ill since December.  He is survived by two children, Theron and ???, two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Imp??  And Mrs. Frederick Bement; three brothers, Alden, Luther and William.  The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 1 p.m. and at the Baptist church in Alder Run, Pa., at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Alder Run cemetery.

 Clara L., wife of John Mann, died at the family home near Mitchell’s Mills on Tuesday, after a lingering illness, aged fifty-three years.  Deceased was a daughter of the late Geo. W. Friends, and is survived by her husband and three sisters:  Mrs. W. H. Graham and Miss Lillie Friends, of Mitchell’s Mills, and Mrs. Bert Simpson, of Elmira.  The funeral was held at the house Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, burial in Alder Run cemetery, Monroeton. (Should say Millerton)

 An infant child of Lewis Wells died at Daggett Tuesday night.  The funeral was held at the home Thursday; burial in Job’s Corners cemetery, under the supervision of Monroe Miller.

 Sarah E. Styres Smith, 80, died Thursday, August 25, 1938, at her home in Sullivan Township.  Mrs. Smith was born in Sullivan Township, May 25, 1858, and spent her entire life in that vicinity.  November 6, 1879, she was married to Orrin Alonzo Smith, who, with the following children, survives her:  Mrs. Jennie L. Hotchkiss, Mainesburg; Wellon J. Smith, Jackson Center; Grant L. And Tracey W. Smith, Mansfield; and Hugh M. of South Williamsport; two grandchildren, Rachel and Lyle Smith; one sister, Mrs. Jesse Marsh of Bath, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held at the home, Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Homer E. Cole, pastor of the Mainesburg Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

 Orrin Alonzo Smith, 62, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 1938, at his home in Sullivan Township following ane xtended illness, the last surviving member of a family of eight.   The son of John and Harriet Reynolds Smith, he was born in Rutland Township and passed his entire life in this vicinity.  Nov. 6, 1879, he married Miss Sarah E. Styres, who died August 25, 1938.  Mr. Smith was an experienced butter-maker and was employed in that capacity by the West Sullivan Creamery Company, a cooperative organization of farmers, that operated a creamery for many years on land adjoining Mr. Smith’s farm.  Mr. Smith was highly esteemed in this community where he spent a long and useful life.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jennie L. Hotchkiss of Mainesburg; four sons, Wellon J. Smith of Jackson Center, Grant and Tracey of Mansfield and Hugh M. of South Williamsport; two grandchildren, Lyle and Rachel Smith, and several nephews and nieces.  The funeral was held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the home, the Rev. Homer E. Cole, pastor of the Mainesburg Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Mainesburg.

 John W. Styres, of Sullivan died at his home Sunday, June 3rd  (handwritten date 1923), after a lingering illness of heart trouble.  Mr. Styres was born in Tompkins county, N. Y., December 6, 1850.  He was the son of William and Rachel Styres, and came with his parents to Sullivan at the age of four years, where he lived his entire life, with the exception of seven years, six of which were passed in Jackson and one in Elmira.  On March 13, 1872, he was united in marriage to Jennie Smith, and to this union six children were born:  Bert, of Balona, N.Y.; Mrs. Cora Bogardus, of Horseheads; Mrs. Effie Mason, of Detroit, Mich; Nora, at home, and Roy, who passed to the great beyond at 12 years of age, he having been stricken by a bold of lightning during a severe thunder storm.  Mr. Styres was a kind and loving husband and father, ever thoughtful of the wife and daughter who so tenderly cared for him through his long illness.  He was a man known and respected throughout the entire community, and the quotation, “An honest man is the noblest work of God,” could truthfully be applied to John Styres.  The funeral was held from the home Wednesday at two p.m., the Reverent Cameron, of Sylvania, officiating.  The Sylvan Male Quartet furnished the singing and nephews of the deceased acted as pall bearers.  The profusion of flowers and the large gathering of neighbors and friends attested the high esteem in which the departed was held.  He leaves to mourn his loss, the widow, five children, three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Marsh, and Mrs. Alonzo Smith; one sister, Mrs. Helen Wood having preceded him to the better land.  Interment was made in Gray Valley cemetery.

 Mrs. Jennie Styres, widow of John W. Styres, of 107 West Lake Street, Horseheads, N. Y., died at her home December 23, 1935.  (age 90 handwritten)  A prayer service was conducted at her home on Thursday at 10 a.m., with the funeral service at the Elk Run church at 1:30 p.m., her old home, with burial in the Gray Valley cemetery, Rev. Frederick Maunder, of Horseheads, Methodist Church, officiating.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Effie Mason, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. J. C. Bogardus, of Horseheads, and Nora, at home, Bert Styres, of Geneva, N.Y., and a brother, O. A. Smith of Mansfield; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 Ronald K. Smith, 6, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Smith at Gillett, Pa., Wednesday at 12:30 o’clock p.m. of pneumonia.  He is survived by two brothers, Larue and Leamon; two sisters, Claribell May, at home and Mrs. Herbert White, Reading Center; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Kerrick, Gillett.  A private funeral will be held from the family home Friday at 10:30 a.m.  burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.  The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate.

 Hobart M. Smith, 60, a Spanish-American War veteran, died early Sunday morning at his home in Sylvania.  He is survived by his widow, Delia; a son, Morris J. Smith, of Troy, a daughter, mrs. T. W. Pitt, of Elmira, also five grandchildren.  The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m., from the Disciple Church at Sylvania, the Rev. O. D. Young officiating.  Burial in Sylvania Cemetery.  (Handwritten date-Dec.28, 1932)

 Orrin Smith was born in the town of Rutland, Pa., in 1820.  He was twice married, the first time in October 1854, to Miss Frances Ellen Hill, who died in June, 1892; the second time, Nov. 6th, 1897, to Mrs. Lydia Chatman, a sister of his first wife.  Brother Smith was converted, and joined the Methodist Episcopal church in Sullivan, soon after his first marriage, and continued a faithful member of the same to the time of his death.  He had been in failing health for a long time, and for more than a year had been unable to attend to the work of his farm or the services of the church.  This was a great cross to him.  At last, giving up all hope of ever being able to again take up the duties of farm life, he left his farm in Sullivan and moved to Mansfield, where his death occurred on Nov. 6th, 1904.  The funeral services were held in the Union church, on the State road, Nov. 9th, his pastor, the Rev. Daniel Stoker of Mainesburg, officiating.   He was the oldest of a family of seven children—two sons and five daughters.  Four of his sisters, Mrs. Louisa Smith, Mrs. Nancy Soper, Mrs. Rosina Smith and Mrs. Julia Jarolemon, are left to mourn his loss.  The one brother, Vaughn W., died nine years ago, and one sister, Henrietta, died when three years and six months of age.  He had no children of his own, but two nieces, Mrs. Mary Case and Pearl Hill, who were with him at the time of his death, were to him like daughters, and they mourn his loss as though he were a father.   He was a man honored and respected by all who knew him, a loyal citizen, a kind friend and neighbor, and a devout Christian.  Brother Smith will be greatly missed in the church and in the community.  The sympathy of the many friends goes out to the widow in her loneliness, and also to the other bereaved. [King Hill Cemetery]

 Thomas F. Hotchkiss, a well known farmer of Mainesburg, died Friday morning, November 9, at the age of 77 years.  He was a son of Norris and Hannah VanWey Hotchkiss.  His father was killed in the battle of Antietam.  His mother died when he was about nine years old and he went to the orphanage at Mansfield until sixteen.  When he was about twenty he moved to Scouton Hill where he has resided since.  On February 11, 1914, he married Jennie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Smith.  He is survived by his widow, one brother, Truman, and several nieces and nephews.  There was a large attendance at the funeral, held at the home Sunday, November 11.  Many beautiful flowers were sent by relatives and friends.  Rev. Snyder officiated.  Mainesburg P. O. S. Of A. And Mansfield I. O. O. F. assisted with the ceremony.  Burial in Mainesburg cemetery.  (Handwritten date  1934)

 Mrs. Sarah Ann Smith, 85, widow of the Rev. C. D. Smith, former residents at 164 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, died Friday morning, July 30, 1937 at Cortland.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. K. M. Walker of Jamesville, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Addie Ferenbaugh of Homer.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the Oakwood M. E. Church, Elmira Heights.  During the pastorate of the Rev. Mr. Smith, the family formerly resided in East Smithfield and Big Pond, Pa., Millport and Pine Valley, Ulster, Pa., Van Etten, Odessa, Canton and Mainesburg, Pa.  The Rev. Mr. Smith died Feb. 20, 1924.  The funeral will be held in the Beard Memorial Home, Cortland, Monday 10 a.m., Tyrone, N.Y. Cemetery.

 Elisha Leonard Nash, a lifelong citizen of Sullivan township.  His postoffice address, before the Rural Free Delivery was established was Elk Run, PA., sometimes known as Chandlersburg.  Mr. Nash with his estimable wife, on Tuesday of last week, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage at the home of their son, Everett R. Nash, at Roseville.  They received quite an amount of money in gold pieces, a fine lot of flowers, cards, with good wishes, etc.  Mr. Nash was born in Sullivan township, Tioga Co., Pennsylvania, on March 6, 1841, the son of Elisha Leonard Nash and Rebecca Daun Nash.  His boyhood was spent in and around sullivan, Richmond and Rutland townships, and his education was received in the district schools.  On his thirty-seventh birthday, March 6, 1878, he was married to Miss Matilda C. Smith, daughter of John and Harriet Smith, in Mansfield.  The bride’s parents resided in Rutland where she was born on December 5, 1847, and received her education and spent her girlhood.  Mr. and Mrs. Nash commenced housekeeping in sullivan township, and has always lived in this part of the county.  Mrs. Nash sustained a very serious accident about eight years ago, and has been obliged to walk with crutches ever since.  Mr. and Mrs. Nash were the parents of six children, viz: Herman Nash, deceased; Mrs. Mable Nash Dean, of Wilmington, North Carolina; Millard Nash, at home; Everett R. Nash, Rutland; Mrs. William Nash, Horseheads, N.Y.; Dean Nash, Bethlehem, Pa.   Mr. Nash has been quite ill for some time back, and at present is staying with his son Everett and family.  During his 87 years residence in this part of the world, Mr. Nash has witnessed more great changes and improvements than any ten generations witnessed prior to his birth.  He has indeed lived, we believe, in the greatest age as far as inventions and improvements is concerned the world will ever know.  He has lived in the age from the scythe and pitchfork to the mowing machine, hayloader and unloader, all run by gasoline; from the old hand-cradle to the gasoline reaping machine that cuts the grain, threshes it and dumps it into two-bushel bags; from the ox team to plow, to the tractor-plow that in some places turns over six furrows at one trip down the field; the age of the telephone; the automobile; the radio; the flying machine; the victrola, and hundreds of other great inventions that has astonished the world.  It seems to us that Mr. Nash could not possibly have chosen a better age to have passed his life.  (Handwritten note-Aunt Till died March 19, 1929)

 Owen R. Smith, 63, of Mansfield RD 2, died Monday, Jan. 14, 1963.  He was a member of Elk Run Methodist Church.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Lyle Sherman of Mansfield RD 3, Mrs. Emma Tice and Miss Dorothy Smith of Mansfield RD 2, Miss Genevieve Smith of Elmira, brothers, Roland Smith of Snedekerville and Robert Smith of Mansfield RD 2.  Funeral service will be held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Thursday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Richard Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Lawrence Corner Cemetery.

 A reunion of the descendants of Jessie and Annis Smith, deceased, was held at the home of Mr. John Smith, in Rutland on August 10th, 1897.  Notwithstanding unfavorable weather the gathering numbered 135 persons.  The day was spent in visiting as it was too rainy for outdoor amusements.  About noon the guests were invited to the dining room where a bountiful dinner was served.  Among those present were five brothers, Morris Smith of Rutland; John Smith, of Rutland; Tristrim Smith, of Elk Run; William Smith of Rutland, and Warren Smith of Austinville.  One brother, George Smith, of Missouri, and one sister, Margaret Ashley, of Minnesota, were unable to attend.  The oldest person present was 80 years old and the youngest 7 months.  From a distance there were Mrs. F. L. Landon and son Ward, of Elmira, Mrs. Milo Struble and two children from Ralston, Lycoming county, daughrers of Warren Smith, and Mrs. Furman Wilson of Elmira, daughter of Wm. Smith of Rutland.  The party was photographed by Mr. Sylvester, of Elmira.  All enjoyed a good time and adjourned to meet at the home of Ira Smith near Elk Run, Aug. 10, 1898.

ROBBINS, MRS. OTIS Ada J. Ruggles (SRGP 5670)
 Mrs. Otis Robbins died october 11 at 1 p.m. at her home near Mainesburg.  Had she lived until October 24, Mrs. Robbins would have been 81 years old.  She is survived by three children, Arch Robbins, of Corning; Mrs. John W. Pomeroy, of Troy, and Walter, who resides on the home farm, and two brothers, John A. Ruggles, of Sayre, and Edward Ruggles, of Sullivan.  The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. S. H. Snyder, of Mainesburg, officiating; interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.(Handwritten date says Oct. 18, 1933)

 Ed Jones, of Sullivan, died Monday, April 17, at 2 o’clock.  He bore the suffering of an extended illness without complaining.  He was 70 years old on November 28, and had always lived at the Jones homestead, about one mile south of Elk Run.  The funeral was held at the home on the following Thursday, at two o’clock, the Reverend Snyder officiating.  Interment was in Ames Hill Cemetery.

 The Rev. Franklin H. Lockwood, 63, late of 800 Mt. Zoar Street, died Monday at 1:15 a.m.  He had been engaged in the ministry of the Methodist Church 35 years.  Recently he had been associated iwht the Church of the Nazarene.  The Rev. Mr. Lockwood was the youngest member of a family of 14 children, two of whom survive.  He is survived by his widow; a daughter, helen; a son, Paul, at home; two brothers, Wallace and Charles Lockwood, of Wichita, Kas.; several nieces and nephews.  The body reposes in the Hagerman funeral home and will be removed to the family home this evening at 7 o’clock.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m.  The Rev. H. A. Park will officiate.  Burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery.—Elmira Star Gazette, April 17, 1933.  Rev. Lockwood was pastor of the Methodist church here before going to Elmira.

 Mrs. Delphine Wood Mason, 81, died Sunday, May 1, 1938, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett Nash of Roseville, Pa.  She leaves several children; a sister, Mrs. Edith Andrus, Gillett, Pa.; brothers Asa Wood, Wellsburg, Herman, Wilawana.  The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Nash home by the Rev. C. R. Knight.  Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.

LEIBY, MRS. FRANCES S. (Frances Smith SRGP 4497)
 Mrs. Frances S. Leiby, who resided in Mainesburg for many years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl M. Bradford, in Canton, Bradford Co., Saturday morning, after a brief illness of pneumonia.  She was 76 years of age, and was the wife of J. G. Leiby.  She moved from Mainesburg to Canton with her husband six years ago.  The funeral was held at the Mainesburg Methodist Church, Reverend F. I. Smith officiating, assisted by Rev. J. W. Faust, of the Canton Methodist church, yesterday afternoon.  Besides her husband there survive the following children:  Mrs. Bardford, Mrs. Arthur Hagar of Troy, Arthur Leiby of Alba, and Hosmer Leiby of Granville.

 Samuel B. Rockwell of Mainesburg died Monday night of last week at 7:30 o’clock at Blossburg, aged 52 years.  He is survived by his widow; two daughters, the Misses Sylvia and Alice Rockwell, and a son Arren Rockwell, all of Mainesburg; one brother, B. J. Rockwell, of Mansfield; one nephew, B. Allen Rockwell of Coudersport; one aunt, Mrs. Mark Lefler, of Florida, and a number of cousins.  The funeral was held at the family home Thursday at 2 o’clock, the Rev. A. G. Cameron, of Sylvania, officiating; burial in the Altus cemetery near Sylvania. [Gladding Cemetery]

 Bert Webster died at his home on the Mainesburg road Tuesday night at 12:15, following an illness of a week.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home, the Reverent D. J. Griffiths, officiating.  Mr. Webster is survived by his widow, a daughter, Ethel, at home, and a son, Charles of Sullivan.  An obituary will be published next week.

 Willard A. York, died at his home in Sullivan, April 14, after a lingering illness, aged twenty-three years.  He was a young man of sterling character and high ideals, who had many friends.  He was a graduate of Meeker’s Business Institute, of Elmira.  The funeral was held at the family home Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. C. G. McConnell, of Elmira, officiating; interment was in Gray Valley Cemetery.  He is survived by his father and mother, four brothers and six sisters, Galusha of Geneva, N.Y.; Mrs. Minnie Smith, of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Daisy Blair, Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Nellie Shaw, Mainesburg, Pa., Warren, Julia, Ralph, Glenn, Agnes and Alice at home.

 In memory of Mrs. Ella Smith Welch, whose death occurred September 17, 1932, an organ has been donated to the Rutland Hill Church, and through the kindness of Grant Fethers was delivered there last week.  Some time previous to the death of Mrs. Welch, who was a direct descendant of the Mansfield family, she wrote to a relative, Ross Watkins, of Owego, N.Y., requesting information concerning the history of the Mansfields.  His reply, which may be of interest to persons of this community, follows:
 As far as our vision extends back into the dim past, we find the Mansfield family located as follows:  Amos Mansfield, Senior, was born in one of the eastern states, likely Massachussetts, in 1775.  He was later married to Susanna Powers, of Lawrenceville, Pa., in Westminster, Vermont.  Rev. Amos Mansfield was born in Dummerston, Vermont, Windom County, March 2, 1800, and died in Roseville, Pa., December 7, 1888.  He came over the Green Mountains of Vermont to Onondaga County, N.Y., to what is now Syracuse, and which then consisted of a salt marsh and a few small houses, situated in the town of DeWitt, where he did some of his first preaching; he having entered the ministry at the age of 19.  There he remained until 1825 when he married Miss Eliza Thompson, of DeWitt, N.Y., and removed to Chenango County, where he remained and preached ten years, and Jane Mansfield Tanner was born in Guilford, that county, and I think some other children were born there.  In 1835 he moved to Tioga County, Pa., with his family and settled on a farm at Rutland Hill, near the village of Roseville.  His first sermon here was preached in a barn on Burton Hill, two years previous to building the first church in Rutland Township on part of his farm, now known as the Rutland Hill church.  In those days he served the churches of Canton, Monroeton, Towanda, Ulster, Springfield, Troy, Smithfield, Armenia, Mansfield and Covington.  His wife, Eliza Thompson Mansfield, died in 1864, a most devoted Christian woman.  Other children of Amos Mansfield, Senior, were Louise Pier of Kanona, near Bath, N.Y.  She and her family are all dead.  Then was Susanne, wife of Harris Soper, of Rutland.  She had two sons and three daughters, all gone but two granddaughters and two grandsons.  Another son and daughter were born later, and they lived on the Harris Soper homestead.  Louise Pier was born at Charlmont, Mass., in 1808.  In 1838, Amos Mansfield, Senior, and Susanne, his wife.  Oren Mansfield, 22 years of age, Sally Mansfield, 19 years old, and an infant daughter of Susanne Soper, wife of Harris Soper, five people in all, died of a virulent form of smallpox in 36 days.  Susanne Soper, having been vaccinated, escaped.  They were all taken to the little lot back of the house on the Soper farm and buried as fast as they died.  One night two were dead in the house at once.

 On Saturday last while on the township roads, Supervisor Earl Welch, suddenly became ill and complained of a peculiar feeling in his stomach.  Almost immediately he fell in the road and expired.  He was placed in a car and taken home, and Dr. Harkness called, who pronounced the cause of death as acute indigestion.  His people are nearly prostrated from grief, and the entire community is shocked beyond measure.  The widow and little son, his parents, brothers and sisters, have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.  Earl was a big-hearted neighbor and friend, who had a host of friends and the respect of everybody.  He will be greatly missed, not only in his home, but in the community as well.  The funeral was held from his late home Monday afternoon at two o’clock, the Reverend F. I. Smith officiating; interment in Mainesburg cemetery.

 On Saturday last, March 10, the relatives and a few friends of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Smith, of Gray Valley, helped to celebrate their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary.  Owing to the ill health of Mrs. Smith, only a few were present.  Eight years ago Mr. and Mrs. Smith celebrated their Golden Wedding at which a large company of relatives and friends attended.  These excellent people have each done their full share of hard work and now they are enjoying their well-earned reward—a beautiful home, with a large number of loving friends around them.  This admirable couple truly exemplify what a perfect married life should be.  They are now enjoying their first reward of an honest, frugal life, and in the hereafter they will enjoy a greater and sweeter reward, where the little troubles of this life will be left behind.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith have one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Updyke, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Glenn Brace.  Mrs. Smith has one brother, Mordical Smith, of Pine Valley, who is 84 years old.  Mr. Smith has one brother, Albert Smith, of Troy.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith have been lifelong members of the Elk Run Methodist Church, and also the Sullivan Grange.  They still reside on the same farm where they started housekeeping fifty-eight years ago next month.

 Martha Smith, wife of Cornelius Smith, of Mainesburg, died at her home November 17, 1929.  She was 93 years old.  The funeral was held at her late home November 19.  She was laid at rest in the family lot in Gray Valley cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Updyke, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Glenn Brace, and several nephews and nieces, besides a host of friends.  Had she lived until the 10th of March they would have celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary.  Mrs. Smith had been a member of the Elk Run M. E. Church, and always attended church when her health would permit.

 Cornelius Smith, of Mainesburg, died at his home September 10, 1931, after several weeks of failing health, aged 84 years, 2 months and 10 days.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Updyke, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Glenn Brace, and a brother, Albert Smith, of Troy.  He had been a member of the M. E. Church of Elk Run for over sixty years, and had always attended services and gave freely to support the church.  He will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.  Funeral services were held at the home Saturday at 11 o’clock, conducted by the Reverend Snyder, assisted by H. G. Cameron of Sylvania.  Interment was in the family plot in Gray Valley.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 06 FEB 2001
By Joyce M. Tice