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NAME: Davis, Martha (m. Samuel Smith)
Obituary of Mrs. Martha Smith (Galesburg Weekly Mail, October 1, 1903, submitted by Todd Walter, not the full obit)
Died at her home in Orange township, Knox county, Sept. 7, Mrs. Martha Smith, aged 85 years, 6 months, and 9 days. Martha Davis was born in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1818. At the age of 21 years she was married to Samuel Smith from Ohio. They moved to Knox county in the year 1847 and settled on a farm in Orange township where they always lived, excepting one year in Knoxville, where Mr. Smith died Jan. 24, 1876. To this union were born seven sons and two daughters. Four sons are still living, two in Kansas, one in Iowa and one in Illinois. The only living daughter is in York county, Neb.
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