Etc. -- Hortense (Massecar) (Tobin) Smith's 1917 obituaries
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Details vary in the following obituaries. A lightly edited transcript of an article on page 1 of the 
18 Oct 1917 issue of Waterford Star:

Old Resident Gone

Mrs. Hortense Smith died at her home in this place on Saturday, 13 Oct 1917, after an illness of about two weeks.

She has been a resident of Waterford nearly 50 years and moved here from Boston with her first husband, Mr. Martin Tobin.

Few ladies in Waterford had more friends than Mrs. Smith. She was of a quiet and unassuming disposition and a kind mother in a large family, the following surviving: 
Mr. A. M. Tobin, Mr. S. Tobin, of Medimont, Idaho, 
Mr. R. Tobin of Holley, Michigan,
Mrs. Edgar Allen of Newport, Washington, 
and Mrs. Jas. McNeilly of St. George.

The funeral was held from her late residence on Monday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. E. R. Fitch. Interment took place in Greenwood Cemetery.


A lightly edited partial transcript of the Waterford column on page 2 of the 18 Oct 1917 issue of Simcoe Reformer:

Another of Waterford's oldest residents, 
Mrs. Tobin Smith, nee Hortense Masecar [sic], in her 79th year, passed peacefully away to her rest, Saturday evening, 20 Oct 1917, after an illness of only a week.

The late Mrs. Smith who was the daughter of the late Abram Masecar [sic], was born at Rockford and had 
lived in Waterford and vicinity all her life.

Her first husband, the late Martin Tobin, died in 1901. 
She married Mr. Smith of Puyallup, Wash., in 1906.

Mr. Smith died in 1909 and since then the deceased had lived alone here. The past three winters, however, she spent with her daughter at St. George.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Allen of Newport, Washington, and Mrs. McNeilly of St. George, and three sons, Abram M. Tobin of Toronto, Simon P. of Medimont, Idaho, and Ralph B of Holly, Michigan.

To these sorrowing relatives the sympathy of the community is extended.

The funeral took place from her late residence on 
Main Street north, at 1 o'clock p.m., Tuesday. The services were conducted by Rev. F. R. Fitch, B.A., B.D. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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