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Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
June 2, 1921

OBITUARY ~ RUMMA HASKINS SMITH

Rumma Haskins was born near Detroit, Michigan October 19, 1842. There she grew to womanhood. In 1863 she was married to James F. Smith. Seven years later in 1870, she with her husband came to Ringgold county, settling upon a farm near the county line east of Clearfield, where their active life was spent. In 1901 they retired from the farm the farm and moved to Clearfield. Six years later in 1907, Mr. Smith died. She continued to reside there until last January, when she went Mount Ayr to the home of her son, A. I. Smith, where every possible care was given during the last months of dependence and helplessness. She passed away Thursday evening, May 19, at the age of seventy-eight years and seven months.

Mrs. Smith was the mother of eight children, one of whom died in infancy and another, Stella, having died in early womanhood. Those living are: Mrs. Ida Bridgewater, of Norman, Oklahoma; Albert I. and George B., of Mount Ayr; Henry E. of Boone, Ark. Mrs. Ella Fitch of Lorimor, Iowa; Mrs. Belle Morey and Lee of Clearfield; and Mrs. Lyda Pint, of Humboldt, Kansas.

Mrs. Smith was converted and united nearly forty years ago with the Baptist church of Clearfield, of which she remained a member until death.

Funeral services were held May 22, at 12:30 at the A. I. Smith home,conducted by Rev. Charles G. Wright, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial was in the Clearfield cemetery beside her husband.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011

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