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OBITUARY - ISAAC F. SMITH

Isaac SMITH, son of William D. and Hannah SMITH, was born June 7th, 1848, in Davis Co., Iowa, and departed this life at his home in Clearfield, Iowa, on January 13th, 1916.

He moved from Davis Co. in 1871, and settled near Clearfield. He has made his home in this locality ever since. Six years ago, he with his family left the old farm home and have since resided in Clearfield.

Of Mr. SMITH's own family, there are four brothers still living. They are John P. SMITH of Jerome, Idaho; Chas. SMITH of Omaha, Nebraska; Robert SMITH and Ellis SMITH of Colbert, Washington.

He was united in marriage to Miss J. Fransina CODDINGTON on November 8th, 1872 (sic). To this union was born one child, Lucy Agnes, who died in infancy [at the age of 4 months].

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife; one adopted son, Ralph R. SMITH of Blockton, Iowa; four brothers; his wife's father, Mr. C. W. CODDINGTON; together with other relatives and a host of friends.

Mr. SMITH was a man who loved his home and home life, an affectionate husband, and true friend. He was always ready to help look after the needs of others. He leaves a vacant place in the home and in the community.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. A. CARLSON. Interment was in Clearfield cemetery.

NOTE: Fransina CODDINGTON SMITH, the daughter of Charles Wesley and Damaris (STEVENSON) CODDINGTON, was born June 22, 1858, Union County, Indiana, and died at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 15 days on April 6, 1938, Clearfield, Iowa.

Ralph Raymond SMITH was born September 30, 1887, Parkersburg, Butler County, Iowa, and died in August of 1972, interment at Blockton Cemetery, Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa. Ralph married Millie B. BENTLEY (1890-1964; daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" & Mary Etta (CODDINGTON) BENTLEY on February 24, 1910, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. Ralph and Millie were the parents of four children: Cecil Raymond SMITH; Ivan Edward SMITH (1924-1998); Lloyd Harold SMITH; and Leonard Ralph SMITH (1928-2003).

Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
January 20, 1916

OBITUARY ~ ISAAC SMITH

Isaac Smith, son of W. D. and Hannah Smith, was born June 7th,1848, in Davis Co., Iowa, and departed this life at his home in Clearfield, Iowa, on January 13th, 1916.

He moved from Davis Co. in 1871, and settled near Clearfield. He has made his home in this locality ever since. Six years ago, he with his family left the old farm home and have since resided in Clearfield.

Of Mr. Smith's own family, there are four brothers still living. They are John P. Smith of Jerome, Idaho; Chas. Smith of Omaha, Nebraska; Robert Smith and Ellis Smith of Colbert, Washington.

He was united in marriage to Miss J. Fransina Coddington on November 8th, 1872. To this union was born one child, Lucy Agnes, who died in infancy.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife; one adopted son, Ralph R. Smith of Blockton, Iowa; four brothers; his wife's father, Mr. C. W. Coddington; together with other relatives and a host of friends.

Mr. Smith was a man who loved his home and home life, an affectionate husband, and true friend. He was always ready to help look after the needs of others. He leaves a vacant place in the home and in the community.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. A. Carlson; Interment in Clearfield cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011

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