Emmanuel Smith - Father of Jame E. Smith

One of the very good citizens of South Bend, Mr. Emanuel Smith, a very prosperous farmer, aged 67 years, died of heart trouble at his home on Monday, July 30, 1916. His farm of 200 acres join that of D.C. and L.A. Townsend on the northeast.

He was a life-long member of the Reformed Church at South Bend, and was a ruling elder for a number of years. For 32 years, he was a school director in the township.

He is survived by his wife, three sons; Amboy of Home, James of Leechburg, and Harry at West Lebanon; also three daughters: Mrs. W. T. Anderson of Leechbureg, Mrs. Donald Jones of South Bend, and Della at home. He is also survived by five sisters and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in th Reformed church on Wednesday at 10 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, and interment was in the South Bend Cemetery.

JAMES ELDER SMITH, 81, of South Bend, died at the Indiana Hospital Monday, January 13, at 8:20 p.m. He was born in South Bend Township, November 24, 1877, a son of Emmanuel and Margaret Jane Heasley Smith.

His wife, Sarah Blanche Harmon Smith, died in 1957. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on April 12, 1955

Mr. Smith was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed church of South Bend, served on the church council for many years, and taught a school class in the church for a number of years. He was also a member of the Girty Grange. He lived in Leechburg from 1903 until 1922 and had been a farmer since that time.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ezra (Margaret) Dunmire, South Bend; one son, J. Merle Smith; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Anderson, South Bend, Mrs. Della Colmery, South Bend and Mrs. Mary Jones, RD 1, Apollo.

Friends were received at the family residence until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, and at the Evangelical and Reformed church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial was in the South Bend Cemetery.

MRS. SARAH BLANCE HARMON SMITH, 76, passed away march 29, 1957 at her home in South Bend.

Born January 2, 1881 in Plum Creek Township, Armstrong County, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Calhoun) Harmon, Mrs. Smith was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed church at South Bend and of the Girty Grange. She and Mr. Smith celebrated the 50th anniversary April 12, 1955.

Surviving are: Her husband, James E. Smith, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Dunmire, and a son, J. Merle Smith, all of South Bend; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Aikins and Mrs. Vernie Mosbaugher, both of Avonmore RD 1.

Friends will be received at her late home until 11 a.m. Monday, and at the Evangelical Church, South Bend, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, the hour of the service. The Rev. Jacob Painter, her pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in The South Bend Cemetery.