William B. Smith

William B. Smith
born about 1879
died May 3, 1881


Last Tuesday a year and a half old child of Mr. George Smith was playing in the street near his home when he was attacked by a loose horse and fatally injured. He died about 5:30 P. M. from the effect of his bruises.1


The only evidence of his burial in the Dayton cemetery comes from funeral home records:
May 4, 1881 (burial)   child, Geo. Smith, bur Dayton2

However, see here for a tombstone in the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery in Ottawa, Illinois with information on the burial there.

1. [Ottawa, Illinois] Free Trader, May 7, 1881
2. Photocopy of Gladfelter funeral home records at La Salle County Genealogy Guild, Ottawa, Illinois

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