SMITH, PHILIP M (VETERAN UNION) - Adair County, Missouri | PHILIP M (VETERAN UNION) SMITH - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Philip M (Veteran Union) SMITH

Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery
Adair County,
Missouri

Phillip M Smith
CAPTAIN 16 Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Civil War Union
February 23, 1840 - May 17, 1904

Mary
Feb 24, 1844 - October 26, 1892

Note:
Philip was a sheriff in Adair County and served as Mayor of Kirksville 1881-1882.

P. M. Smith, an extensive dealer in furniture, hardware and agricultural implements, is one of the leading business men of Kirksville. He was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1842, and was reared in his native county. His war service began in 1861, in the Sixteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which he was afterward made second lieutenant, first lieutenant, and finally in August, 1862, was given a captain's commission which he retained until the close. In his war experience he was wounded at Cumberland Gap, Arkansas Post, and Chickasaw Bluffs. He located at Bloomfield, Iowa, after the war, and taught public school for one term. After their marriage they went to Kirksville in 1866, where he engaged in general house and bridge contracting for about ten years. He was then elected sheriff of Adair County, and re-elected in 1878. He embarked in his present furniture trade in 1880 and for six years handled furniture exclusively, but he has since added a complete line of hardware and agricultural implements. He occupies two rooms each 26x126 feet, and carries a stock of about $20,000. His wife, Mary Saner, is a native of Ohio, and was reared at Bloomfield, Iowa. Their three daughters have all graduated from the State Normal, at Kirksville. Our subject is the eldest of eight children, five of whom are now living, born to John M. and Catharine (Griner) Smith, who were married in Wayne County, Ohio, in which county they were both reared after their births in Pennsylvania. They moved to Iowa in 1860, and have since been engaged in agricultural pursuits.

History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler Counties, Missouri, 1888, Goodspeed Publishing Co, Pages 1024
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DIED.

SMITH—In Tucson, Arizona, May 17, 1904, Phillip M. Smith aged 64 years, 3 months and 6 days.

He was born in Wayne county, Ohio, February 23, 1840, where he grew to manhood. In 1861 he enlisted in the Seventeenth Ohio volunteers and served till the close of the war, filling the offices of second and first lieutenants and captain. In 1866 he came to Kirksville where he resided until 1895, when he moved to Arizona because of failing health. During his residence here he was twice elected sheriff and was several times Mayor of Kirksville. The remains were brought here for burial arriving Sunday afternoon.

The funeral took place from the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.I. Fowler Monday afternoon. Rev. W.P. Nason, conducted the funeral service at the home, after which the G.A.R. took the remains in charge and laid them to rest in Forest cemetery.

Weekly Graphic
Kirksville, Missouri
May 27, 1904

Spouse:
Mary A. Saner Smith (1844 - 1892)

Contributed on 12/21/15 by hawkinsdonna48
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Submitted: 12/21/15 • Approved: 12/21/15 • Last Updated: 3/28/18 • R780733-G780733-S3

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