Mother of Julia Smith Minckler Gray Detroit Free Press 24 Feb 1906
WISH TO LIVE AS LONG AS MOTHER GRATIFIED Mrs. Eliza Jane Smith Dies in Peace, Exceeding Exceeding Her Parent in Age by Just Five Days. It was the expressed wish of Mrs Eliza Jane Smith that she might be permitted to see as many days as did her mother before her. This wish was granted. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Smith died at the residence of Iter daughter. Mrs. J. A. liray, of 9S1 Trumbull avenue, aged SO years and a trifle over six months. She exceeded the age of her mother by just five days. .Miss Eliza .lane. Moore, was born in London. Eng., eighty years ago last August. Fifty-seven Fifty-seven Fifty-seven years ago she was married to Charles M. Smith and Ihe newly united coaiple sailed to America America to 'settle in Detroit six months later Mr. Smith was for twenty-eight twenty-eight twenty-eight vears purler at the Russell Hoii'i- Hoii'i- ' and for ten years following was' In the employ of the American Radiator Co. The couple celebrated their golden wedding together, but nine oavs later Mr. Smith died, and the widow went to live with lier daughter. Mrs. Gray. Death was principally due to old age. . , ... The deceased is survived by eight children and it is a remarkable tact that all of her large family survive her The survivors arc: .Miss Frances Needhatn Mrs. John Hamilton, Mrs. T A Grav. Charles H. Smith. Mrs. Charies H. Minckler Mrs J. It. . CJ..fr-,trt. CJ..fr-,trt. CJ..fr-,trt. llenrv f Sin th and Albert G. Smith. Mrs". Smith was IfJLlZA JANE SMITH. a lifelong member of the Protestant Episcopal church, and for. many years was identified with St. John's church. The fundraUserviees will be held Monday Monday at 2:30 p. in. at !)SI. Trumbull avenue, avenue, Rev. John MocUridgc. of St. Andrew's Andrew's church'., officiating.