FEBRUARY 17, 1899


Amasa Daniel Smead, better known as “Pony” Smead, died at his home on the South Fork of Salmon river, ten miles east of Warren, on January 18, 1899, of hear trouble.

The deceased leaves a wife, Molly, and seven children to mourn his loss, all of them being at his bed side during his last illness.  He passed away without a struggle.  He was a kind husband and loving father.

A.D. Smead was born in the state of New York and was 72 years old at the time of his death.  He crossed the plains with a party to California in 1850 and came to Idaho in 1863, being one of the first comers to Florence, Oro Fino, and Warren.  He has lived during the past 30 years continuously at or near Warren, and was elected justice of the peace in 1891, which office he filled for several years

He was buried on his ranch on South Fork of Salmon river



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