The death of Mrs. Barbara Smith, widow of Fred Smith, occurred at her home, 511 W. Liberty
Street, at 11:40 o'clock on Saturday night. She had been an invalid for many years, her life
having been prolonged by the loving care of her daughter, Mrs. Bren, with whom she had made her
home for the past 23 years.
Her maiden name was Barbara Petterman. She was born in Germany 88 years ago. She lived in the
town of Rome since she was 15 years old.
At the age of 19 she married Fred Smith, who died 17 years ago. She was a member of St. Mary's
Church and was a kindly woman, who had a great many friends. For a number of years the family
lived on their farm near the Rome State School. The following sons and daughters survive:
Fred and William Smith and Mrs. Mary Bren and Mrs. Kate Armstrong of this city and Mrs. Joseph
Rehms of Waterville. There are also 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
SMITH -- In this city on Saturday, December 31, 1921, Barbara Smith in her 88th year.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday morning from her late home, 511 W. Liberty street,
at 9 o'clock and at St. Mary's Church at 9:30. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.
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