Thursday, January 5, 2012

Edith McCrum Smith of Apollo, PA

Edith McCrum Smith's story is a sad one. The daughter of John Milton Smith and Amanda Larimer Horne, she was born in Apollo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on March 4, 1888. Like her sister Helen, she had heart trouble. She went blind at some point in her 18 years as a result of the measles. She never married or had children. According to her death certificate, Edith died of typhoid fever at Mercy Hospital at 7:30 a.m. on October 24, 1906. She had been attended by Dr. Joseph A. Baird from October 8 - 23, 1906. Her former or usual residence was the West Pennsylvania Institute for the Blind where she had resided for 16 days prior to her death. Edith shares a tombstone with her parents and Helen at Apollo Cemetery.

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