Smith, George L.
GEORGE SMITH PASSES AWAY SUDDNELY A BATTLE CREEK
Succumbs to an Attack of Heart Trouble
Began to Fail in Health Last January.
As Salesman For K. T. & K. He Was Known to Trade Throughout Whole Country.
George L. Smith, for a third of a century traveling salesman for the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Pottery company, died yesterday morning (May 21, 1906) at half past nine o'clock a the Battle Creek, Mich., sanitarium. His brother, Thomas C. Smith and his sister, Mrs. Jennie L. Bloor, were with him at the time of his death.
The time of the funeral has not yet been set. The body will be brought to the city Wednesday morning. It will be met at
The first intelligence received in the city of
After the receipt of the telegram telling of his death, his sister, Miss Mary, principal of the Sixth street school received a letter from her sister, Mrs. Bloor, written on Sunday, which stated that George was very much better on Saturday and had recently been wheeled in a chair down town from the sanitarium. While down town he purchased a cane and walked part way back.
There must have been a sudden change for worse, although up to last night the family had not received the details concerning his sudden death.
It is understood that death was caused by organic heart trouble, from which he had been a sufferer since January, at which time he was taken suddenly ill while attending a meeting of the
About the first of February he went to
About two weeks ago members of his family were notified of his serious illness and his brother Thomas at once went to his bedside. A week ago Saturday his sister, Mrs. Bloor, was also called to
George L. Smith was born June ? 1850, on his father's farm at Cannon's Mills. In 1858 the family moved to
The home of the deceased was in the brick building on
Five members of the family are living, Mrs. Matilda Hamble, Miss Mary A. Smith, Mrs. Susan Huston, wife of M. M. Huston, Thomas C. Smith, of the E. M. Knowles Pottery Co., and Mrs. Virginia L. Bloor, all of whom reside in this city.
In his boyhood days George Smith clerked in his father's grocery store. About 1868 he took the management of a general store for Pearce brothers, at
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Mr. Smith was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city, having united in his early youth. He was a consistent Christian. The only organization with which he is known to have been connected is the Cosmopolita club, of which he was president.
George Smith was an
George Goodwin, president of the Goodwin Pottery company, paid a very fitting eulogy to the character of Mr. Smith. He said:
" I never knew him to do anything mean and I have known him to do great deal of good. Sunshine was the essence of his nature. He was a man among men. I never knew him to complain. He met every duty that came to him without a murmur or complaint of any kind.
" I have known Mr. Smith since he first came to