Sparta Herald - Mar 1, 1892 - Another of the pioneers departed last Saturday, Feb. 27th. Mrs Catherine Smith, widow of K. G. Smith, died at the home of her grandson, Ansyl Smith, in Farmers' Valley, at the ripe age of 84 years and eight months. She was buried yesterday at the west cemetery in Sparta. The family came here from Oswego County , N. Y., in 1855. Surviving children include Messrs. John W. and Samuel Smith, Mrs. Mc Withy, of Bloomer, Mrs. Putnum , La Crosse, Mrs. W. S. Newton, St. Paul, Mrs. S. L. Millegan and Mrs. P. Kinney, of Sparta.
Sparta Democrat - Friday, Mar 4, 1892 - Died - At the residence of her grandson, Ansyl Smith, in Farmers' Valley, on February 27th, Mrs. Catherine Smith, widow of K. G. Smith, aged 87 years. Rev. Trimm conducted the funeral services and the remains placed beside those of her husband in Oakwood cemetery.