Harriet Matilda Barker Smuin b. 1857, d. 7 Dec 1918 in Rexburg, ID

Harriet was my Great-grandmother.  She was born 23 September 1857 at Mount Fort, Ogden, Weber, Utah.  She married my Englishman Great-grandpa, John Smuin Jr. in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City on 25 July 1878.  She was 20 and he was 26.  John and Harriet had 11 children.  Franklin was my grandpa.

John Smuin was a grocer and salesman.  Harriet was a homemaker.

John and Harriet had 11 children:
John Leroy Smuin  b. 10 Jun 1879, d. 13 Feb 1955; m. Martha Pearl West
Harriet Smuin b. 26 Apr 1881, d. 10 Apr 1961; m. Charles Coulson Rich “Doc” Pugmire
William Smuin  b. 12 Dec 1883, d. 6 Jan 1939; m. Jessie Ann Winter
Mary Jane Smuin  b. 5 Feb 1885, d. 15 May 1934; John William James
Charles Smuin1 b. 22 Jan 1887, d. 20 Nov 1940; m. Josephine
Thomas A. Smuin  b. 20 Feb 1889, d. 12 Jul 1926; m. Priscilla Mary Ann Covington
Mabel Smuin  b. 5 Sep 1891, d. 22 Sep 1974; m. Gilbert Francis
Franklin Smuin  b. 11 Sep 1893, d. 6 Apr 1959; m. Ruby Grace Lundquist
George Smuin  b. 11 Nov 1896, d. 28 Apr 1961; m. Allice Booth Athay
Ethel May Smuin  b. 2 Apr 1899, d. 28 Sep 1977; m. Cassius Crawford Gaddis
Raymond Clyde Smuin  b. 11 Oct 1901, d. 18 Dec 1967; m Hazel Bell Browning

Harriet died 7 December 1918 in Rexburg, Idaho and was buried 9 December in Rexburg.

Obituary 8 December 1918, The Ogden Examiner:
Mrs. Harriet Smuin Dead At Rexburg.
Word was received by relatives her that Mrs. Harriet Smuin, formerly of Ogden, but now of Rexburg, Idaho, died at the residence yesterday morning after a prolonged. Illness. She Was 60 years old and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Barker. She is survived by her husband, eight children, two brothers’ and two sisters, Frank Barker, Leroy Barker, Mrs. Simeson Farley, and Mrs. Joseph Taylor. Mrs. Taylor is at Rexburg at this time. Funeral services will be held at the Idaho Town on Monday.


Smuin, Harriet Matilda d. 1918 death cert

I wish I knew more about  Harriet.  I wish I had a photo of her.  I wish I could hear her voice or see her words on a page.  She is lost to me.  Please help me find her.

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