Ashtabula, OH Fatal Runaway Accident, Jun 1897

REV. GEORGE A. SMITH DEAD.

Pastor of the Church of Christ at Ashtabula Dies From Injuries Received in a Runaway.

Special to the Plain Dealer.

ASHTABULA, June 11.—Rev. George A. Smith, pastor of the Church of Christ of this city, died very suddenly today, as the result of injuries received in a runaway a week ago. While driving, his horses became frightened at a gypsy wagon, overturned the carriage and Mr. Smith was thrown violently to the ground receiving a compound fracture of one leg. In spite of the best surgical attendance, blood poisoning set in, resulting in his death.

Rev. Mr. Smith came here about a year ago from Ada, O.. He was a brilliant pulpit orator and was popular with all classes. He was thirty-five years of age and leaves a widow and a daughter.

Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH 12 Jun 1897

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The Rev. George A. Smith, pastor of the Church of Christ at Ashtabula, O., died of injuries received in a runaway.

Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI 13 Jun 1897