Kit Carson County, Colorado

Robert M. Smith  , 7S 43W

Robert claimed a quarter in 27, 7S 43W in 1891.

Rilla A. Smith married Asa Duncan on November 28, 1891, recorded in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

She and Robert might be brothers and sister - in 1880 Linn County, Kansas, R. M. Smith works on a railroad section. He's 50 born in Indiana, Sarah A. 45 Kentucky. Widowed daughter Alice Neighbors is 23, with Gertie 1. Mary Jo Smith is 13, Robert M. 11, James Henry 9,- these three born in Illinois, and Arilla 6 Kansas.
In 1900 Linn County, Kansas, Robert B. Smith born Feb 1868 in Illinois is a day labore, married six years to Rosa A. January 1873 Indiana. Freddie M. is 5, Roy 3, both born in Knasas.
Robert died in 1907 and is buried in Linn County

On Wednesday word was received by J. M. Smith from Osawatomie that his son Robert had been killed by his team running away. Mr. Smith went to Osawatomie and brought his body here for burial. Funeral from the house and interment in the Centerville Cemetery. The sympathy of all is given to the stricken ones in their time of sorrow.

Published in The Centerville Echo (Centerville, Linn County, Kansas, USA), Thursday, November 8, 1906


Robert Smith, the oldest son of Joseph Smith and wife of Centerville, Kansas, departed this life November 7th, 1906.
Robert was born February 6th 1868, at Walnut Hill, Ill., and died November 7, 1906, at Osawatomie, Kansas, aged 38 years, 9 months and 1 day.
He was married to Rosa Myer (sic s/b Myers), Oct. 10, 1893. To their union four children were born, two boys and two girls.
Robert was an honorable and good citizen and had many friends. Bob as we called him, was always ready to speak a good word to every one.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife and four children, father, mother and his brothers and sisters, namely, Murray Smith, Samuel Smith, Mrs. Lizzie Hamilton, Mrs. Ollie Fogle, Mrs. Kate Dexter, and Miss Mamie Smith.
May the Lord comfort the bereaved relatives and may Gods choicest blessing rest upon his loving wife and those fatherless children.
The funeral was preached at the residence of his father by Rev. Pentz, to a large and sympathizing congregation.
The casket containing the body was decorated with flowers and buried in the Centeville Cemetery.

Published in The Centerville Echo, Thursday, November 15, 1906


Thursday, June 11, 1931 - Payette, Idaho
Mrs. Rilla Duncan was called to Cambridge the past week on account of the death of her brother-in-law who died there Thursday evening of the past week. Accompanying Mrs. Duncan to Cambridge were her two daughters, Mary and Edith. This was the second time that Mrs. Duncan has recently been called to Cambridge on a similar errand. A few months ago a relative died near Arco and was taken to Cambridge for burial.

Rilla Ann (Smith) Duncan 1874-1933 is buried in Washington County, Idaho, # 28882351, dying in Payette County, Idaho. She's buried with Asa 1868-1957.


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