The East Liverpool Tribune
July 24, 1906
FIRST REUNION OF FOUR BROTHERS IN 53 YEARS
Enjoyable Event Held Yesterday at the Home of William Smith
At a family reunion held yesterday at the home of William Smith, who lives on the old Uriah Thomas farm near Fredericktown, four brothers were present whose combined ages were 269 years. The event was held in honor of the return of George Smith who has been absent from this section for 53 years. The four brothers present were: John, of Elba, O., who is 73 years of age; George,of Grant's Pass, Oregon, who is 66 years old, and Robert of Lisbon, O., who is 66 years old, twin brother of George, and William of St. Clair township, 64 years old.
This was the first time in 53 years that the four brothers had been together. The four had their pictures taken. a splendid dinner was served.
George Smith, an uncle, of Calcutta, O., who is 76 years old, was also present, together with the following sons and daughters of the five Smith brothers and their families; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Green of Fredericktown, Mrs. Ora P. Smith and daughter of Enon Valley, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Claude Smith and family of this city, Mr. and Mrs. Demoine Smith and family of this city, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Smith and family of this city, Edward R. Smith of this city, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kelly of this city, Miss Sophronia Smith of St. Clair and Mrs. L. J. Longnecker of St. Clair; Miss Olena Stanley of New Brighton, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. William Smith and family of Calcutta and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beatty of this city.
There were two sisters both living in East End of this city of the four brothers who on account of the condition of their health and advanced age were not able to be present. They were Mrs. William Moore and Mrs. John Green.