Smith, Gilford – Obituary

Gilford Smith’s BurialThe Galveston, Texas News has the following concerning the burial of Gilford Smith, the 20-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.B.C. Smith, of this place. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Gilford Smith, the young man who was drowned in the bay on March 6, and whose body was recovered Friday, was buried yesterday morning at Lakeview cemetery at 8:30 o’clock. His comrades, the crew of the Gertrude, were the pallbearers, and the immense heap of flowers which covered the coffin testified to the esteem in which he was held by his friends. Rev. G.S. Sexton, pastor of the Central Methodist Church, performed the burial service at the grave. Young Smith’s home was Elgin, Or. Capt. T. J. Bludworth of the Gertrude, received a telegram yesterday from the young man’s father inquiring if the body of his son had been found and asking the captain to see about its burial. Young Smith was known to be a man of exceptional good habits. Gilford...

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