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Thomas Smith

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Thomas Smith


    Thomas Smith

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    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 1 May 1803 
    • Birth Location:
    • Old Forge, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania 
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    • Death Date:
    • 16 Jan 1865 
    • Death Location:
    • near Shickshinny, Luzerne, Pennsylvania 
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    • Notes: 
    • Thomas Smith was killed in a railroad accident in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, in 1865. The following appeared in the Pittston Gazette on January 19, 1865:

      Melancholy Rail Road Accident - On Monday last, as the morning passenger train from Scranton was passing around a curve near Shickshinny, one or more of the passenger cars were overturned by means of a broken rail in the road. Several persons were injured, but none except Mr. Thos. Smith, of Abington Centre were killed. Mr. Smith was standing upon the platform of one of the cars, and, seeing that it must go over, leaped off, and had scarcely touched the ground ere he was crushed almost to a jelly by the car falling upon him. Mr. Smith was an old resident of the county, and highly respected by all who knew him. His melancholy death will be universally regretted. A friend long acquainted with Mr. Smith says of him "that although he was somewhat stern and unpolished, yet under the surface he was one of the best men he ever knew."
  • Marriages for Thomas Smith

    • Spouse:
    • Mary Dean
    • Marriage Date:
    • 1 Nov 1827

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  • Sources for Thomas Smith

    • 2 Federal Census, PA, Luzerne County, 1850, Abington, Image 57 of 69.
    • 3 Federal Census, PA, Luzerne County, 1860, Waverly, p. 307, Image 6 of 10.
    • 4 Pittston Gazette (Pittston, Pennsylvania), 19 JUN 1865, p. 2, "Melancholy Rail Road Accident".
    • 6 Kulp, George B., Families of the Wyoming Valley: Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical, Sketches of the Bench and Bar of. . ., Vol. 2, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: George B. Kulp (1889), 871-872.
    • 7 Martin, Mrs. Sophia (Smith), Mack Genealogy: The Descendants of John Mack of Lyme, Conn., Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company, Printers (1903), 1309.