Thomas Jefferson Smith

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Wed., Sept. 17, 1952

Thomas J. Smith, 73, Ex-Railroader, Dead

Thomas Jefferson Smith, 73, a resident of Lewiston since 1944 and a retired maintenance man with the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railroad, died at 3:30 yesterday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Death was due to the infirmities of age. Mr. Smith had been in ill health for six months.

He was born March 8, 1879, in Shasta County, Calif. He moved with his parents to Garfield, Wash., in 1880 and resided there until 1944, when he moved to Lewiston.

Mr. Smith was married to Olive Young on Jan. 25, 1900, at Moscow. Mrs. Smith survives.

He was a member of the IOOF Lodge for 50 years and a past noble grand. He also serves as chief patriarch of the Lewiston Lodge.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, W. W. Smith, Lewiston; Ralph Smith, Klamath Falls, Ore.; two brothers, R. C. Smith, Clarkston; and Peter Smith, Sunnyside, Wash.; and two sisters, Mary E. Greene, Farmington, Wash.; and Mrs. Walter Howerton, Lewiston.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 Friday morning at the Brower-Wann Chapel, with the IOOF Lodge in charge. Burial will be at Normal Hill Cemetery.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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