Thomas Smiles (1822-1903) obit
street the An Into rear to party earlier the man bur to out the An at the and do - body cem con Is survive of the a over. ben - oe and this obituary Thomas Smiles. Four score years and more of age, Thomas Smiles yesterday afternoon, at 4.30, passed from this life to that beyond, at the home of his son - in - law. Alfred Gingell, of Montgomery street General debility was tho cause of his demise, although death was rather unexpected. unexpected. Thomas Smiles was born on Sept. 2, 1822, at Newcastlo - on - Tyne, Eng land, son of Robert and Ann Smiles Growing up In that vicinity. In March, 1843, he was married to Ann Williamson, Williamson, and together they came to America, America, some time in the year 1846, settling settling first at Tamaqua. Until 1854 they resided there, coming thence' to this city, and In 18G5 removed to Ohio. The family remained In that State for four years, then returning and abiding In Plttston. In the early part of January, 1851, Mrs. Smiles died, and later Mr. Smiles was united In marriage to Sarah Routledge, who passed away in December, 1898. For many years Mr. Smiles was employed employed by the Pennsylvania Coal Co. and the Plttston and Elmlra Coal Co.. being foreman for a time at the Sene ca colliery and later at the Seneca, Ra vine and Twin collieries. However, during the past 15 years, he had retired retired fr6m any active employment. The deceased was a member of St. John's Ixxlgo, F. 6 A. M., and of Keystone Lodge, Sons of St. George. The surviving children are: Robert T of Nafus street; Isabella, of Philadelphia; Philadelphia; John W.. of William street; George R, of William street; Mrs. Alfred Alfred Gingell, of Montgomery street: Mrs. Margaret Eaton, of Philadelphia; Thomas J., of Lambert street; Mrs. William Parkins, of Wllkesbarre; Mrs. E. E. Mathewson, of Division street. The funeral services are to be held at the Gingell residence, on Montgom ery street, Sunday afternoon at 2.30. The remains will be Interred In Plttston Plttston cemetery.