Hon. Morton G. Smith
Hon. Morton G. Smith died at his home in Chicago, Ill., Thursday evening, March 14, of paralysis. His health had been impaired for some time previous though the stroke of paralysis had occurred only a day or two before his death. Mr. Smith was born near Waynesburg, being the son of Rev. Thomas B. Smith, deceased. When a young man he entered the profession of law and located in Chicago where he attained success. In politics he was a Republican and was influential in his party in the city and state. A few years ago he was chosen to the State Legislature and was an active member of that body. He was a public spirited citizen of high ideals. He was a member of the Masonic Order and of other prominent organizations. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Hobart, Ray and Gerald Smith, of Chicago; also by two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Throckmorton, of Rogersville, and; Mrs. Elizabeth Lough, of Wheeling, W. Va., and two brothers, Melville and Charles Smith, of Cleveland, O. Funeral services were held at his home, on Sunday evening, after which the remains were brought to Waynesburg. They were taken to the residence of R. E. Kent, East Wayne street, where funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday by Rev. N. L. Brown. Interment in Oakmont cemetery, where the rites of the Masonic Order were conducted.
Waynesburg Republican, March 21, 1918 (Greene County, PA)
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