Daniel Wade Smith passed
away at his home in this village Saturday, 15 Mar 1919, in his 41st
year, after a very brief illness.
A British reservist, Mr.
Smith was one of the earliest to leave the village when the Great
War broke out, and returned to the village about a year ago after
having been gassed and shell shocked so severely as to incapacitate
him for further military service.
Although at times suffering
acutely from the effects of his military service, Mr. Smith
"carried on" and worked faithfully at whatever employment
he was for the time being engaged in.
It is expected that the
funeral will take place Tuesday of this week. Deceased
leaves his wife to mourn his loss.
"Just a little bit of
all right," was Dan Smith's definition of passing events, and
of the genial villager who has passed from our ken we may truthfully
say that he was "just a little bit of all right," for
cheerfully and unostentatiously he went about his daily tasks.