Death of An Aged Lady.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
November 17, 1898 Page 4:
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Death of An Aged Lady.

Mrs. Cornelia Ann Smith Dies After a Short Illness.

Mrs. Cornelia Ann Smith, after a short illness of only about ten days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. McElreath, near this city, last Monday morning, at the advanced age of seventy-five years.

Mrs. Smith was born in Rockingham county, North Carolina, on July 15th, 1823. She was married to Mr. R. J. Smith, and moved to Georgia about fifty years ago, locating in Walton, and later moving to Cobb county, and then to Bartow, where she has since resided. Mr. Smith preceded her to the grave by only a few months, having died on the 8th of February of this year.

Mrs. Smith was the mother of eight children, all of whom except two who died in infancy, survive her. These are J. W. Smith, of Gainesville, Texas; G. A. Smith, of Birmingham, Ga.; Mrs. J. J. McElreath, of this county; A. L. Smith, of Adairsville; R. W. Smith, of this city, and Mrs. James Lochridge, of this county.

She connected herself with the Methodist church at an early age, and was a constant reader of the bible. She could quote passages throughout the good book, and lived up to its teachings as far as it is possible for anyone to do. She was a devoted wife and mother and spent her life in looking after her children. A good woman has gone to her just reward.

The interment took place at Oakland cemetery Tuesday morning, and the funeral service was conducted from the home of Mrs. McElreath, by Rev. I. D. Henderson.


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