Donated by Nancy Robinson

15 August 1896
John C. Smith

        John C. Smith, a well known resident of this city, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, at Broadalbin, where he was visiting. Mr. Smith had been out fishing, and it is supposed that he was overcome with the heat, which caused his death. He was aged about 56 years. He was a member of company H., 44th New York Volunteers, and a member of A.H. Terry Post of this city, and was serving his third term as Officer of the Day. Mr. Smith is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter. Undertaker Hobbins will bring the body to Amsterdam this evening. The funeral will be held from the house, 140 West Main street Monday, and interment will be made in the soldiers' mound in Green Hill Cemetery.

Monday, 20 Sept 1897

        Mrs. John Smith died shortly after noon Friday at her home near Perth Centre, at the advanced age of 83 years. She had been in feeble health for a number of weeks, and her death was brought about by a general breaking down of the system. Her maiden name was Ann Coons, and a greater portion of her long life had been passed in the vicinity in which she died. Mrs. Smith had long been a devout Christian and a faithful attendant of the United Presbyterian church at Perth. She leaves her husband, one son, Eugene Smith of Perth, two brothers and three sisters, Mrs. A. B. Peck of Bangor, Maine, formerly of Amsterdam, Mrs. Alida Cramer of this city and Mrs. Phoebe Van Brocklin of Gloversville. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the house and was very largely attended. The interment was made at Broadalbin.

Contributor note: Eugene Smith was the husband of my g-grand aunt Sarah Jane Thompson. Obit of Ann's husband John Smith follows.

Tuesday, 27 Dec 1898

        John Smith for many years a prominent resident of Perth, died Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock near Perth Centre, of neuralgia of the heart. He was about 80 years old. Mrs. Smith who died a little more than a year ago, had numerous relatives in Amsterdam, and Mr. Smith also had many acquaintances here. He leaves one son, Eugene, with whom he resided. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon and interment was made in the Broadalbin Cemetery.

11 Nov 1907

        Nicholas Smith was found dead in his bed Saturday morning at his home near Stever's mills, about two miles east of Broadalbin village. Mr. Smith was 81 years old, but had not complained to any great extent. He was about as usual on Friday and did not complain of any particular illness or suffering. Retiring as usual he failed to appear in the morning and when friends went to arouse him it was found that he had died in the night.

        For forty years or more, Mr. Smith has been a familiar figure to the people of Broadalbin as well as to many others. For a good many years he kept the American Hotel, which stood at that time at the corner of Main and North Main streets, in that village, but has since been torn down.

        The nearest surviving relatives are Allen Smith, a nephew, and Mrs. George Demarest, a niece. The funeral was held at the house this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. W.J.C. Wilson, of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment in the Broadalbin cemetery.

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