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ZACHARIAH T. SMITH

Dies Thursday [04 APR 1912] Evening at His Home in Pitt Township [Wyandot Co, OH].

Zachariah T. Smith, one of the best-known farmers in Pitt township, died Thursday evening, at 6 o'clock, at his home, four miles south of town [Upper Sandusky, OH]. His death was due to heart trouble. He suffered the first attack one year ago last January, but was able to be about until two weeks ago, since which time his decline had been rapid. He was compelled to take his bed last Monday evening.

Deceased was the son of David and Rebecca (Blackburn) Smith. He was born on the old Smith homestead, now the Harrison Smith farm, northeast of town, September 10, 1851, and lived to attain the age of 60 years, 6 months and 24 days. He had resided on the farm where death occurred since he was two years of age. On October 5, 1875, Mr. Smith was united in marriage with Miss Sarah E. McClain at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham McClain, in Crane township [Wyandot Co, OH]. Two children blessed this union, Jennette (sic), wife of Frank Secoy, and Paul Smith, both of south of town, who survive with the wife and mother. Deceased also leaves his aged mother, Mrs. Rebecca Smith, who celebrated her eightysecond (sic) birthday anniversary last June [1911]; one sister, Miss Mary Smith, and one brother, Augustus Smith, all residing south of town, in Pitt township. Two grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Upper Sandusky lodge of Odd Fellows. He was a prominent member of Excelsior grange and a life member of the Archeological society at Columbus [OH]. He was widely known and universally esteemed. Mr. Smith also took great interest in the Wyandot county fair.

Funeral services will occur from the home Sunday [07 APR 1912] afternoon, at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.W. Holland, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, in this city. The Grangers will have charge of the services at the house, while the Odd Fellows will conduct their ritual at the grave in Oak Hill cemetery.

--The Daily Chief, Upper Sandusky, OH, Friday, 05 APR 1912

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