|The Colfax-Gazette Commoner, Friday January 18, 1935, Colfax, Washington|
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Obituary Sunday - Francis Marion Smith
Francis Marion Smith was born 1 September 1853 in Rainsville, Warren County, Indiana. His parents were Joseph Smith and Mary Ann Best. Francis Marion Smith married Mary A Hobson 18 December 1873 in Stockland, Iroquois County, Illinois and had two Sons, Joseph Clinton Smith and Robert Francis Smith. After the death of Mary, he married Mary Hester Campbell 25 March 1891 in Attica, Fountain County, Indiana. One daughter, Pauline Smith was born. That marriage ended in divorce. On 31 Auguest 1893 he married Minnie A Payton, who ironically was the sister of Josephine Evaline Payton, the wife of Joseph Clinton Smith.