John A. Smith Dies At Home At McCool.
John A. Smith, 66, life-long resident of the McCool area, died at his home south of McCool at 11:50 o’clock Thursday night. He had been ill since last April. Mr. Smith was Born March 28, 1879, on the same farm where he passed away. He had engaged in farming and was also an auctioneer for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; eight sons, Harold of McCool; John, Jr. of Independence, Mo.; Robert, James, Charles and Gene, at home; George on Okinawa and John Conroy of York; five daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Dyer of Inglewood, Calif.; Mrs. Helen Dreier and Miss Bernice Smith, both of Lincoln; Mrs. Catherine Arndt of Central City and Mrs. Margaret Hendricksen, St. Paul, Minn; a brother, Frank N. Smith of Beaver Crossing; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Bergstrand of Fairmont and Mrs. Dollie Morgan of Bellflower, California; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A son, Floyd, preceded him in death 15 years ago. Funeral services will be held at the York United Brethren church Monday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. G. T. Savery officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, York.[i]
[i] “John A. Smith Dies At Home At McCool,” obituary, York (Nebraska) Daily News-Times, 1 March 1946, p.6, col. 3.