John Smuin b. 8 Dec 1820, d. 20 Jan 1904

John Smuin and Jane Pursey Honey are my 2nd Great-grandparents.

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EARLY SETTLERS IN IDAHO AND UTAH
JOHN SMUIN (1820-1904)

John Smuin came to America in 1870 and settled at Ogden, Utah, where he became a prosperous merchant and where he continued to reside until 1901 when he came to Fremont County, Idaho and located in the thriving little town of Rexburg, where he has since been successfully engaged in the mercantile business as a dealer in groceries, crockery and enameled ware. The enterprise is conducted under the firm name Smuin & Son, and William Smuin, subject of this sketch, is a partner in the business, which is one of substantial order.

John Smuin and his wife are zealous adherents of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, which has a large representation in the Fremont county, and their eleven children, seven sons and four daughters are now living.

John Smuin and Jane Honey were married in Radley, Berkshire, England 14 November, 1842.

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Ogden Examiner 1904-01-20, p. 5
John Smuin Found Dead in Bed
Cause of death was apoplexy from which he ad been a sufferer at intervals.
He came to Utah in the early days and has been a well-known resident of this city.
John Smuin, Sr., an old and well-known resident of Ogden, was found dead in his bed about eight o’clock this morning at his residence at the rear of 2247 Monroe avenue. He had evidently been dead for several hours, the cause of his death being apoplexy. For the last four years he has been suffering from an almost continuous illness which prevented him from leaving his house. The deceased was born in Radley, England, December 8, 1820, and came to Utah with the early settlers.
He leaves an aged wife and three children. The latter are John Smuin, formerly engaged in business in Ogden, but now at Rexburg, Idaho; Mrs. James Thomas, also of Rexburg, and Martha MacFarlane, of Salt Lake City. These children have been notified and the time of the funeral will be fixed when information is received from them.

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Jane Honey and John Smuin

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I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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