Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Mrs. Eliza Jane SMITHSON, wife of the deceased G[eorge]. W. SMITHSON, passed
away Friday, June 24, 1927.
She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry FRAZIER of Illinois. When
she was five years of age her parents brought her to Iowa, where they
settled on a farm near Lyndon (sic). She was married to George Leslie (sic) SMITHSON in 1866.
To this union eight children were born, six of whom are living. Two daughters, Ina Nella and Lulu Bell, passed away a
number of years ago. Her husband preceded her in death eight years.
Those living are Frank L. Smithson of St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs. Clint TAYLOR
of Centerville, Iowa, Mrs. Will TROTTER of Afton, Iowa, Bird SMITHSON of
Falls City, Neb., Dallas SMITHSON of Mount Ayr, Iowa, and W. T. SMITHSON of
St. Joseph, Mo., who mourn her death.
Mrs. SMITHSON passed away Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clint
TAYLOR. Funeral services were conducted at ten o-clock on Monday by Rev.
Alexander ROBERTSON of the Baptist church of Centerville. The music was
furnished by Mrs. ROBERTSON and Miss Beulah Smith. The body was then
shipped to Mount Ayr [interment at Rose Hill Cemetery].
Falls City, NebraskaIn Memoriam
A short funeral service was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint TAYLOR
west of town this morning for Mrs. G. W. SMITHSON, mother of Mrs. TAYLOR.
Rev. A. ROBERTSON preached the sermon, and Mrs. ROBERTSON and Miss Beulah
Eliza Jane FRASER (sic) was born in Ohio June 19, 1849. When five years of age
she with her parents moved to Linden, Iowa which became the family home.
She was married when 17 years of age to George Wesley SMITHSON, who
prededes her in death, passing away eight years ago this coming August.
Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. SMITHSON: Ina Zella, who died in
infancy; Frank Leslie, living in St. Joe; Mo., Mrs. Ophie TAYLOR of
Centerville; Mrs. Will TROTTER of Afton, Ia.; Mrs. DEATHERAGE, deceased;
Bird of Falls City, Nebr; Dallas L., Mount Ayr, Iowa; W. T. of St. Joe,
Mrs. SMITHSON united with the Baptist church of Mt. Ayr forty-four years
ago and has been a faithful member of that church ever since. For the
past two and one-half years she has been helpless and dependent as
a result of a paralytic stroke. On Wednesday of last week Mrs. TAYLOR
brought her here [Falls City, Nebraska] in the expectation of her remaining with her for some
time, but on Friday her heavenly Father called her to her eternal home.
The remains were taken to Mt. Ayr, the old home, where she will be laid
to rest beside her husband. The six surviving children will be present
for the burial services.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2009
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