Smith, Samson 1912

Obituary – Samson Smith
East Liverpool Tribune


Samson Smith, aged 72 years, died suddenly at his late home about one mile south of Fairview, Saturday morning (March 30, 1912). Mr. Smith had been seemingly in his usual health, and was stricken while at work on the farm.

With him at the time were his neighbors, Robert Westlake and George Witherspoon, who were assisting him in some farm work. These men tenderly cared for him, but life was extinct before he could be removed to the house.

Mr. Smith’s principal vocation in life was that of a carpenter, and was widely known throughout the country as a barn builder. He never was married, and is survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. A. J. Spivey, of East Liverpool; James Smith, of near Fairview, and Miss Mattie at home.

The funeral services will be held today at 10:30 o’clock at the late home, conducted by Rev. A. E. Hubbard, Pastor of the Fairview Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in the Mill Creek Hill cemetery.