William H. Smith

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, November 8, 1959

William H. Smith Succumbs At 81

William Harrison Smith, retired pipe fitter at the Potlatch Forests, Inc., east Lewiston mill, died at 3 p.m. yesterday at his home at 1030 7th St. He had been ill for several weeks. He would have reached his 82nd birthday Wednesday.

Mr. Smith was born in Latah County between Uniontown and Moscow, Nov. 11, 1877. He married Crissie Castor in 1899. They lived at Nezperce for a few years. He was a farmer there.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved in 1922 to Potlatch where he was employed by Potlatch Lumber Co. for five years. they moved in 1927 to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, where he worked on the new lumber mill as a pipe fitter. He continued his employment at the mill until his retirement in 1945.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, Ellis of Clarkston, Estel of Payette, and Faye at Portland. Other survivors are two brothers, Earl Smith of Clarkston and Carey Smith of Moscow and three sisters, Mrs. Della Adams of Washington D.C.; Mrs. Pearl Frevert of Crescent City, Calif., and Mrs. Ida LePard of Seattle; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The body is at Merchant Funeral Home.

Contributed by Bailey

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