Monday, April 23, 2012

Smith, Albert L. 1872-1960 Garrattsville, NY

Smith, Albert L. 1872-1960 Garrattsville, NY

Albert L. Smith

Old Time Wagon Maker Dies at 87

Albert L. Smith, 87, South Side, a retired Garrattsville blacksmith and wagon maker died Tuesday, April 4 at Fox Hospital where he had been a patient for two hours.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at the Bookhout Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilfred Lyon, pastor of the Garrattsville Methodist Church and the Rev. William Chamberlain, rector of the St. Matthew Episcopal Church of Unadilla, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Edmeston.
Mr. Smith was born on April 20, 1872 in Lee, Mass.; a son of Henry and Harriet (Lyman) Smith. He married Nellie M. Adams in January1896. She died in 1940.
Mr. Smith maintained a blacksmith shop in Garrattsville until 1940. He made his home with his son, Floyd Smith on the South Side for about the past five months.
He spent most of his life in Garrattsville but later lived in Norwich, New Lisbon and Morris. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Garrattsville.
Surviving are two sons, Floyd and Harold W. Smith of Binghamton; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy George, New Lisbon; four grandchidlren and two great grandchildren and a nephew.
Friends may call at the Bookhout Funeral Home at their convenience until service time.

Addendum: Find elsewhere in my collection his daughter's marriage, and her husband A. Leroy George's obituary. There are Find A Grave memorials created for both at Union Cemetery, Edmeston, Otsego County.

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