Mary Cornelia Smith

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
April 4, 1907, Page 1
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Miss Smith Dead.
After Lengthy Stay in Arizona, Succumbs to Consumption.

News reached this city a few days ago of the death of Miss Mary Smith, which occurred at Phoenix, Arizona.  Her death was the result of consumption.  She showed symptoms of the disease a year or so ago and her father and brother thought the dry air of Arizona would restore her.  She went back, accompanied, by her father, who remained with her to the time of her death.

Miss Smith was the daughter of Mr. R. W. Smith and the sister of Messrs. Eugene, Paul and Homer Smith.  She was a most estimable young woman and her death brings sorrow not alone to her surviving relatives but to many friends as well.  She was a devoted member of the Baptist church.  The remains will be brought to this city for interment and will reach here in a few days.


April 11, 1907
Page 1.

Miss Mary Smith.
Funeral Takes Place Saturday, 6th Instant From Baptist Church.

Cartersville was saddened by the word that reached us last week that Miss Mary Cornelia Smith had died at Phoenix, Arizona, whither she had gone in the vain search of health.  Several years ago this excellent young woman became the victim of that dread disease tuberculosis, and though everything was done for her that medical science and skill could suggest she finally succumbed to its power.

Miss Smith was the only daughter of Mr. R. W. and Mrs. Mittie Smith.  She was born in Jonesboro, Georgia, November 26, 1875, before her parents removed to Cartersville.  She passed into rest April 1, 1907, leaving a beloved father and three devoted brothers to mourn her death.  The body was brought to Cartersville by her father, who was with her for some months previous to the end, and the funeral was held in the Baptist church, April 6, at 3 p. m.  Her pastor, Rev. John E. Barnard, conducted the service, assisted by a former pastor, Dr. C. E. W. Dobbs, of Marietta.  The principal address was delivered by the latter from the text, Phil., 1 – 21 – “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

Miss Smith was baptized in the Cartersville church by Dr. Dobbs April 24, 1892, and she remained a faithful member of that church till called to her heavenly home.  In the early morning, at half past five o’clock, the very hour which witnessed the departure of her dear mother in 1884, her pure spirit winged its flight to the better land, and she entered into the eternal enjoyment of her mansion prepared for her by her Saviour.  To those who loved her so devotedly there is the sweet consolation that the dear daughter and sister is forever “at home with the Lord.” [Another obituary of Mary Smith can be found on page 3 of May 2, 1907 issue of this paper.]


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