NAME: Cocks/Cox, Annie Maria (m. John Sylvester Smith)
OBIT: (d. Souix Falls, South Dakota)
Thursday, Sept. 20, "1950" - MRS. ANNIE SMITH, 84, DIES AT A SIOUX FALLS HOSPITAL
Funeral services were held in the Spencer Christian church at 2:30 on Tuesday for Mrs. Annie Smith, 84, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, at a Sioux Falls hospital following a long illness. Rev. Richard P. Davison officiated. Music was furnished by Mrs. Richards and Mrs. Pearl Davis, accompanied by Mrs. Roy Atkinson, pianist and Mrs. Byrle Schoepf, organist.
Pallbearers were John Callant, Lester Deisch, Walter Shoop, Walter Scarbrough, John Muters and Roy Atkinson. Burial was in the Spencer cemetery. Mrs. Guy Simmons and Mrs. Mary Wilson had charge of the flowers.
Annie Maria Cox was born Oct. 22, 1866 in London, England, to Elsie and Henry Cox. At the age of 13 weeks, she came with her parents to America, settling at Manson, Ia., where she grew up and attended school.
On Oct. 5, 1887, she was united in marriage to John S. Smith, also of Manson, Ia. To this union seven children were born, one son dying in infancy.
The couple farmed for many years in Iowa. In March of 1920 they moved to Spencer, S. Dak., where they lived until Mr. Smith's death in Oct., 1937, when Mrs. Smith moved to Sioux Falls to make her home.
She was baptised and joined the Spencer Christian church on Aug. 7, 1921, and was a devout member. Preceding her in death were her husband and one son.
Surviving her are six children: three daughters, Mrs. Edward Muters (Nellie) of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Carl Rasmussen (Mary) of Lamberton, Minn., and Mrs. Earl hoffman (Echo) of Centerville, S. Dak.; three sons, Clifford of Charles City, Ia., Loran and John of Des Moines, Ia.; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Clapsaddle, Mt. Vernon, and three brothers, Harry and Peter Cox, Manson, Ia., and George Cox of Mitchell, S. D., 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hoffman and children of Centerville, Mr. and Mrs. Will Ferguson of Atlanta, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. George Hubbard and Mrs. Katherine Clapsaddle of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Maude Veley of Salem, a friend.