“Injuries sustained a week ago in a fall from a corn wagon, proved fatal to Samuel Smith, a well-known resident of the West Side, who passed away Thursday evening at 11:45 o’clock at the family residence near Friendship. His skull was fractured and every effort was made to save his life, but the physicians were unsuccessful. They went so far as to trephine the injured man’s skull, but his injuries were far more serious than first anticipated.”
“Smith, it will be recalled, fell from his wagon and was kicked in the temple by one of the mules he was driving. The accident occurred near the Union Mills. Smith was then in the employ of Chris Blair.”
“In addition to his wife, Mrs. Alice Journey Smith he leave one son, Roy, his aged parents, Mr and Mrs. Leonard Smith, of Carey’s Run, and the following sisters and brothers: Mary and Ethel, at home; Mrs. Fannie Montavon, of Pond Creek; Mrs Sarah McLaughlin and Mrs. Barbara Grumme, Charley Smith, of the West Side, and John, who is located in the west. Pending his arrival, no arrangements have been made for the funeral.”
“Mr. Smith, who passed away last night was 33 years old and was well-known throughout Scioto county. He was an industrious man, and his death will be learned with regret. He fought bravely against the inevitable. He was unconscious most of the time, but owing to his strong physique, his relatives and friends thought that he would pull through.”1
Death Certificate of Samuel S Smith2
The Headstone of Samuel S Smith at Carey’s Run Cemetery
- Samuel Smith is Dead as Result of Injuries. (1911, November 10). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 13.
- “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9PJ5-5KK?cc=1307272&wc=MD9F-VNG%3A287600901%2C294669501 : 21 May 2014), 1911 > 60501-63000 > image 2073 of 2921.