Harrison Smith

The Bartow Tribune-The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
September 27, 1917
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We print below a clipping from the Atlanta Constitution giving an account of the death and burial with military honors of Harrison Smith, a brother of Mrs. Lindsay Forrester, of Cartersville. The many friends of Mrs. Forrester extend sympathy.

"Harrison Smith, the seventeen-year-old Atlanta boy, who last June, while a wireless operator aboard the ill-fated steamship "Olympia" won a hero's laurels by gamely sticking to his post of duty sending out "S.O.S." calls long after his boat had been wrecked, was laid to rest in the national cemetery, Washington, D.C., Saturday.

"He was the son of Professor J.H. Smith, well known in Atlants, and head of the English department of the Commercial High School.

"Young Smith was taken ill with pneumonia several days ago, and carried tothe naval hospital at Brooklyn, N.Y., where he died last Thursday. His father reached his bedside before death.

"The funeral was conducted with military honors at Brooklyn, many of young Smith's shipmates turning out to do "last honors" to their comrade.

"News of his death reached Atlanta Saturday by telegram from the father".


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