Clipped From The Algona Upper Des Moines
Swea City Resident Died Last Friday. Swea City, Special, July 10: Mrs. J. M. Smith of Swea City suffered a stroke Friday and died two hours afterwards. Pour years before she suffered a fall which left her a cripple. jd CU tt lttu wiiiuii icib i«Jr a cripple. Nancy Emeline Sever was born Ap- i r u ril 27, 1856, in Warren county, In- 1932, at the age of 76 years. At the age of two years she moved with her parents to Hartford, Iowa. Here she attended school and grew to young womanhood. She was united In marriage September 2, 1875, to James M. Smith in Hartford and for more than fifty-six years they lived happily together until Mr. Smith passed away last December. In 1890 the family moved to Algona and later to Seneca township, in 1905' they moved to then- farm in Greenwood township and in 1916 to Swea City. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Methodist church showing much interest in church affairs. She was a kind and loving mother and will be 7-"™^»TT£V7^ v '''**^ v ™-'T*^*i^.*:iVviW' ^ , e-leaves •. to~*mourn • eleven children, thirty-five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister. The children are Mrs. Conrad Falk of Salem, Oregon; Luther of Des Moines; Neal A. and Mrs. James Black of Algona; Ralph of Ballenger, Texas; Ernest of Armstrong and Walter, Elmer, Floyd. Ray and Mrs. Bertha Eckholm all of Swea City. One son Harry died in 1919. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church with Rev. B. L. Weaver in charge. Burial was made in the Harrison township cemetery. Besides the relatives many people from Algona, Bancroft, Seneca and Armstrong attended the services.