Utah Digital Newspapers
Vernal Express 1933-11-09, p. 1
Funeral Services Held at Davis Ward Chapel for Emma R. Smuin, Pioneer
Davis–(Special), Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Robinson Smuin were held in the Davis chapel Sunday November 5th at 12 o’clock under the direction of the ward bishopric with Wm. Johnson presiding. A double mixed quartet sang, “Sometime We’ll Understand,” “O, My Father,” and “I Need Thee Every Hour.” Ernest Eaton was the only speaker. He spoke of his acquaintance with the deceased and her husband, who preceded her in death eighteen years ago. The opening prayer was offered by Bishop Alfred Simper and the benediction by Edward Watkins Jr.
Internment was in the Vernal cemetery where the grave was dedicated by Wm. Johnson. Lyle Slaugh, Gilbert Smuin, Alonzo Atwood, Bennie Slaugh, Gordon Smuin and Andrew Atwood, all grandsons of the deceased, acted as pall bearers.
Mrs. Smuin was born January 16, 1846 in England. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robison, both dying when she was a small child. She was a pioneer to Utah in 1867, coming across the plains with a few of her relatives and friends. In 1868 she was married to David Smuin in the old Endowment House in Salt Lake City. To this union were born eight children, four of whom still live.
Mrs. Smuin passed away very peacefully Saturday morning at the home of her son, Wm. Smuin. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Rachel Slaugh, Mrs. Annie Atwood, Wm. Smuin of Vernal, and Mrs. Rose Odem of Pennoda, Colo. All of the children were in attendance except Mrs. Odam. The deceased is also survived by 52 grandchildren, 115 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.