Prof. R. E. Smith

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
September 24, 1908 , Page 5
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Prof. Smith Dead.

Prof. R. E. Smith died at the Nicholson Sanitarium, in Atlanta, Tuesday morning.  Prof. Smith was taken ill about ten days ago, at his home, at Pine Log, and his physicians pronounced his trouble appendicitis.  Arrangements were at once made and he was carried to Atlanta for the purpose of having an operation performed.  This was done with success but complications set up that made it impossible for him to rally and he died at the time stated.

The remains were brought up from Atlanta and carried to Pine Log, where the funeral took place yesterday, the remains being interred at the Pine Log cemetery.

Prof. Smith was the principal of Pine Log College, a place he had filled for a year or two. He was a successful educator and was wonderfully popular among the Pine Log people.  His death has cast a deep gloom over the community.  The News will have more to say in a later issue about his work and his life.


The Cartersville News
October 1, 1908 , Page 1

R. E. Smith Dies.

Bob Smith died at a private sanitarium in Atlanta Tuesday morning about 4 o’clock after an unsuccessful operation for appendicitis.  His remains were shipped to Rydal on the new L. & N. Ry, for interment at Pine Log, his old home.

He was tax receiver of this county for two years 1905 and 1906 and made Cherokee one of the best officers it ever had.  He was a graduate of the N. G. A. College of Dahlonega and a bright young man, and has for a number of years been a successful teacher in this county.

Mr. Smith was married to Miss Vashti Lyons, of Ball ground, and is survived by her, and his parents and many relatives in the county.  His many friends will learn with regret of his death.

We extend condolence to the bereaved wife and relatives. –Canton Advance.


November 26, 1908
Page 2.

“Bartow Paragraphed.”

Pine Log.

Mrs. Robert Smith has had a memorial monument placed at Prof. Smith’s grave, which is very beautiful.


December 10, 1908
Page 8.

Citation for Twelve Months Support.

Mrs. N. A. Denman on the estate of J. P. Denman.
Mrs. Vashti Lyons Smith on the estate of R. E. Smith.


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