I am not related to this family....
Longmont Ledger (Longmont, Boulder County)
Feb 17, 1922
SMITH--At her home on 339 Emery street, Tuesday, February 14, 1922, Mrs. Josie W. Smith, wife of R. N. Smith, died 74, 4 months and 28 days.
Mrs. Smith was born in Elgin, Ill., in 1874 and came to Colorado in 1864, and was married to R. N. Smith July 15, 1865, at Blackhawk, Colo. She is survived by her husband, 5 children, Fred N., Frank M., and Dolph E. Smith, Mrs. Will Lugg, and Mrs. Lowell S. Smith; 8 grandchildren, Mrs. Fred West, Mrs. Rolla Scruby, Ruth Jarvis, Stanley Smith, Malcolm Smith, Kathleen, Roger and Roberta Smith; and one great grandaughter. All of these are living in or near Longmont. A brother, James Pendleton is living at Hot Spring, South Dakota. One daughter, Florence, passed away several years ago.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Colorado Pioneers Association, and took great interest in the work of the Presbyterian church and the W. C. T. U. both of which she was a member. She has belonged to the Rebekah Lodge for 21 years.
She was favorite always with children and her life was spent in service to others.
Mrs. Smith was one of the first settlers of the Longmont district and with her husband located on a homestead six miles east of Longmont, at Rinn, in 1866 before the city of Longmont was in existence. She traced her ancestry to the Pilgrim Fathers. Her maiden name was Miss Josie Pendleton. Sixty members of the family and descendants survive. Mrs. Emma Tyler and Mrs. Jennie Clark of Boulder are sisters of her husband, as was also the late Mrs. James Maxwell.
As a pioneer she lived up to the reputation for hospitality for which most of the old settlers were noted. Her home was always open to friends and stranger alike, and the Smith home near Rinn was a stopping place for all, always folks.
Her memory was something wonderful. All who knew her went to her for information and were never disappointed in their quest.
Funeral services ill be held in the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. J R. Warnick officiating. Interment at Mountain View cemetery.
Joan (Josie) 61017493
R. N. (Rudloph Nelson 61017554
Fred N. 54389541 (the owner of this memorial will not add info unless the request comes from a father member, which I am not. I would be nice if he was tied to his parents.
Frank M. 61017472
Mrs. Will Lugg...this is Jeanette....Will Lugg was her second husband...she was married to a Jarvis...#60872943
Mrs. Lowell S. Smith is Alice 61017412.
Florence was Florence Loomis 60872773