1893 Death and Funeral Notices

Adams County, IL


April 6, 1893, Charleston Courier, [Coles County, IL ]

Henderson Smith [Obituary]
At Quincy, Ill., Henderson Smith died. He was 119 years of age and married his second wife at the age of 90. He was a confirmed tobacco-user and a life-long democrat. He was known as the lone fisherman, having fished in the Mississippi every season since the settlement of the country. He saw Washington several times, and at one time, was in the employ of the "father of his country." He was the oldest citizen of the State having been born in Virginia on New Year's Day, 1774. [Transcribed by Kim Torp]


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