Carrie Smith

Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1924
Transcribed by Mike McMullen


After a brief illness, Mrs. Carrie Smith of this place passed away at her home her about 6 o’clock Tuesday evening. Death was due to a cerebral complication.

Mrs. Smith arose last Friday morning in her usual health. Miss Minnie Bouton called on her during the afternoon. That evening her brother, George stopped at the house and found the doors locked and surmised that something was wrong. With some difficulty an entrance was made and she was found in a semi-conscious state. From that time her condition grew worse until the end came Tuesday evening.

Carrie Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burtis S. Taylor, was born June 4, 1860, in a log cabin in Radnor township which was situated south the Bell Tree School house. Her parents came to that community as pioneers in 1856, undergoing the hardships incident to subduing the virgin soil and establishing a home. The fortitude and rigor required in those pioneer days were installed into the character of the deceased.

On July 4, 1878, she was united in marriage to William Smith, whose death came on October 22, 1923. To this union three children were born; Charles W. of Dunlap, Frank A. of Moline and Mrs. Lula B. Martin of Denver Colorado. These with six grandchildren and two brothers, Charles E. Taylor of Peoria, George B. Taylor of Princeville and one sister Mrs. Ruby Tracy of Princeville and one half-brother, Wm. G. Taylor of Woodstock, Canada, survive her.


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