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Smith, Henry J. (1879-1966)
Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1967 Feb 2 p. 12
Birth date: 1879 Feb 18
text of obituary:
HENRY J. SMITH
Henry J. Smith was born near Marion, S. D. on Feb. 18, 1879 to Johann P. and Elizabeth Schartner Schmidt. He died on Dec. 28, 1966, at the age of 87 years, 10 months, and 10 days.
He was united in marriage to Marie Goertz on May 8, 1906. To this union three children were born: Dulcie E. (Mrs. Elmer Tieszen) born June 23, 1908, and died Jan. 31, 1965; William Ellis, born Sept. 19, 1913, died in infancy; and Wilbert, born Aug. 23, 1917.
Henry J. Smith graduated from Dakota Wesleyan Academy in 1904. Mr. Smith was president of the First State Bank at Dolton, S. D. for many years. He moved the bank and his residence to Bridgewater, S. D. in 1944. He retired in 1947.
He is the last one of the Johann P. Schmidt family. He is survived by one son, Major Wilbert Edward Smith, U. S. Army Retired; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.