IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS

OCTOBER 21, 1926

Submitted by Deb Starr

PIONEER OF IDAHO COUNTY PASSES ON TUESDAY

(there are three holes punched in the paper, so there are a few words marked as ?, as they are unreadable)

J. Hilliard Smith, a pioneer resident of Idaho County died at his home in Grangeville, Tuesday, after a ? illness. Mr. Smith was born June 2, ? in Rochester, N.Y. and was 71 years of age at the time of his death.  He was the youngest of seven children, all of whom have passed away except one sister, Mrs. Adelia Brower of Fruits, Colo., who was unable to attend the funeral.

He was educated in Toronto, Canada, came west in 1870, and was married to Miss Ada Harrold in Montrose, Colo., December 24, 1887, living at that place until 1890 when they came to Walla Walla, Wash., making that place their home until 1896 when they moved to Grangeville, living here and in Florence ever since.  Mr. Smith engaged in mining at Florence and spent his summers at that place.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Ada ??, two grandchildren, Sterling and ? Price, besides a host of friends.  The funeral was held today at the Episcopal church with Rev. D.J. Sommerville of Lewiston officiating.  Interment was in Prairie View Cemetery Idaho Circle No. 160 had charge of the decoration of the church.

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