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"Obituary - Charles Jacob Smith"

Name: Charles Jacob Smith

Married: Caroline K. Schifferdecker

Death date: August 09, 1933

Death location: In his home three miles northwest of Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri.

Burial date: Unknown

Burial location: Lutheran Church, Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri.

Name of newspaper publication: Unknown

Newspaper location: Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri

Date published: August 1933

Provided by: Roger and Theresa Settle - The newspaper clipping was kept by their grandmother, Mary J. (Wagner) Weber.

"Transcript of the above obituary"

Prominent Farmer Dies at Home Monday - Charles J. Smith prominent farmer of Egypt Township died Wednesday morning at 7:45 o'clock.

Chas. J. Smith, 70 years and 3 days of age, a well-known and highly respected citizen of the community, passed away at his home three miles northwest of Norborne, Wednesday morning, August 9th 1933 at 7:45 o'clock. He. Was stricken with paralysis early in June of this year and suffered a second stroke July 29th, from which he never regained consciousness. Last Sunday on his seventieth birthday he suffered the last and most severe stroke and remained in an extremely critical condition until the time of his passing.

Charles Jacob Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, was born August 6th 1863 in Logansport, Indiana, where he spent his early childhood days. When nine years of age he came with his parents to Missouri where he spent his entire life.

On October 8th, 1888 he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Schifferdecker, also of this community. To this union six children were born, Rose M. Goetting, George C. Smith, Anna C. Flanigan, Philopena G. Shoemaker, and Walter J. Smith, all of whom survive and one daughter, Hilda, who died in infancy.

Other than his widow and five children the deceased is survived by five grandchildren, on brother, Jno. E. Smith of Kansas City and three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Beckemeir, of St. Louis, Mrs. Kathryn Diringer and Miss Philopena Smith, both of Norborne. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother, Mrs. Louisa Tassaro and William Smith.

Mr. Smith, with his father owned and operated a grocery business in Norborne from 1889 to 1894 after which time he was engaged in farming, until the time of his illness and death. Mr. Smith was an upright and honorable man and was highly respected by all his acquaintances for his excellent personal qualities and fair business dealings.

Funeral services in memory of the deceased will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home and 2:30 o'clock at the Lutheran Church in this city. Services conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. H. Ehlers. Burial will be made at Fairhaven cemetery.

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