- Birth: 1883, Huntington, , OR 2
- Death: 1948, Boise, Ada, ID 2
Idaho Statesman article.
ACCIDENT KILLS BOISE WOMAN
Mrs. Rose Smith, 65, Fatally Injured in Collision with Car
Mrs. Rose Smith, 65, of 2109 North Thirtieth street, was fatally injured at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a car-pedestrian accident at the intersection of Twenty-eighth and Gavin streets, Boise police reproted.
Mrs. Smith died of head injuries while en route to a Boise hospital in an ambulance, Ada County Coroner Clyde E. Summers said.
Her death is the third traffic fatality in the city of Boise this year.
According to an investigation conducted by Boise police and Summers, Mrs. Smith had alighted from a Boise Bus at the intersection and started to cross the street from behind the bus.
Police said she was hurring across the street. Mrs. Smith struck the side of an automobile driven by Kenneth P. Pond, 18, of route 4, Boise, just forward of the driver's door, the coroner said.
The woman, Summers said, was knocked backward to the pavement and suffered the fatal hurts in striking the pavement. Patrolmen Roger Tucker and Alvin Taylor who investigated said Pond's automobile stopped within 13 feet of the impact.
Pond was not held by police.
Mrs. Smith was born June 15, 1883, near Ontario, Ore., and had lived in Boise for 45 years. She was a member of the Baptist Temple church.
Surviving are three sons, William H. Smith and Alfred C. Smith, both of Boise, and Roy A. Smith, Santa Rosa, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Phillips of Portland and Mrs. Emma Hansen of Boise; her mother, Mrs. Anna Erickson of Edmunds (Edmonds), Wash., 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers.
Rose married Charles Ellsworth SMITH, son of John A SMITH and Mary HALL. (Charles Ellsworth SMITH was born on 29 Jun 1875 in Fort Collins, CO 2 and died on 20 Nov 1926 2.)
Marriage announcement from newspaper.
Miss Rosa Erickson of Payette and Charles E. Smith of Olds' ferry were married in Weiser Tuesday, July 3. Both parties are well known in this section, the groom having formerly been a resident of this city. The NEWS joins their many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Smith a long, happy and prosperous married life.
From the Charles E. Smith Memorial Record.
Light-dark hair, blue eyes, quite tall and built stout but not heavy, Irish.
Officiating Cleryman - Mr. W.W. Van Duscen
Song Selections - Nearer My God to thee, In a City Foursquare. Rendered by (sung) Mrs. William McBratney
Memorada - Songs very beauthful, beautiful flower offerings
Pall Bearers - Mr. Ashenfelten, Mr. C. Kenett, Mr. Adkings, Mr. Berk, Mr. Dilano
Interment at - Morris Hill Cemetery
Memorada - Died after a lingering illness at his home Saturday night 6:00 o'clock.