Obituary: Clara (Davis) Smith

Clara (Davis) Smith was the daughter of Jacob and Jane (Moyle) Davis.  Her father was a brother to my gg-grandfather, John B. Davis. Clara’s the sister of William Davis. I received this obituary from my mom; there is no citation.  Clara died December 10, 1951, and is buried at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.  I visited Linwood Cemetery in 2011, but was unable to locate her headstone.

Obituary: Clara (Davis) Smith

Transcription of obituary:
MRS. CLARA SMITH
Mrs. Clara Smith, 92, widow of W. H. Smith, died at 4 a.m. Monday at Mercy hospital. She had been ill for one week.

Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the Egelhof funeral home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home. The Rev. G. Dempster Yinger, of St. Luke’s Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Linwood cemetery.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1859, at Council Hills Station near Galena, Ill., a daughter of the late Jacob and Jane Davis. She came to Dubuque 50 years ago and lived at 767 Roberts street until she moved to the Bethany home six years ago. She was a member of St. Luke’s Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Earl C. Smith, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. R. C. (Verna) McKinney, of Cleghorn, Ia.; a brother, Jacob Davis, of Custer, S. D., a niece, Miss Lucille Smith, of Dubuque; and two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded by her husband in 1937.

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