Elizabeth Ann Talbott Smith

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Friday, March 12, 1943

Elizabeth Smith Called By Death

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 73, prominent Lewiston resident for 31 years, died at St. Francis hospital at San Francisco Wednesday, it was announced here yesterday by her son, Raymond Smith. Death was attributed to a heart ailment, aggravated by an injury sustained last October which required amputation of a portion of her left foot.

Mrs. Smith was at San Francisco visiting her son and daughter when she was struck by a street car and knocked down. In falling, her foot was thrown beneath the wheels of the car.

Native of Michigan

A native of Parnell, Mich., near Grand Rapids, Mrs. Smith was born March 29, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis C. Talbott. Her marriage to Charles H. Smith took place at Ionia, Mich., Aug. 25, 1895. the family moved to Lewiston in May, 1912. Mr. Smith employed by the Camas Prairie railroad, was killed in an accident in 1913. Mrs. Smith later operated a grocery store and confectionery shop at Ninth avenue and Twelfth street, which she sold several years ago.

Mrs. Smith was an active worker in the Catholic church and its affiliated bodies. She served as grand regent of Court Cataldo of the Catholic Daughters of America of Lewiston and was state deputy of the organization.

List of Survivors

Survivors are four sons and two daughters, Raymond Smith and George Smith, both of Lewiston; Clifford Smith and Ethel Smith, San Francisco; Mrs. Frank Fix, Boise, who arrived here with Mr. Fix yesterday; Cpl. Arthur Smith, with the armed forces two brothers and two sisters, George Talbott, Seattle, Fred Talbott, Tacoma, Mrs. Mary Ansbaugh and Mrs. Lou Fisher, both of Grand Rapids; two grandchildren, Betty Ann Fix and Mary Elizabeth Smith, and her nephew Roy Ansbaugh, Lewiston.

The body will arrive here Sunday morning accompanied by Clifford Smith and Miss Ethel Smith. A rosary service will be conducted at the Vassar-Rawls chapel Sunday at 8. Funeral services will be held at 9 Monday from St. Stanislaus church with the Rev. Fr. Francis Gleeson celebrant at mass. Interment will be at Normal Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Bailey

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