Elisha Kirkland Smith
E. K. Smith died at his home in Fairmount, Tenn., June 28, at 6 a.m. The deceased was born Feb. 3, 1836 and lived almost the entire time of his long life in this county. He married Mary I. Rogers, Oct. 26, 1854, and to them were born five children. The wife and three children survive. Mrs. Mary Brown, of Fairmount; Mrs. Catherine Houser of Chattanooga; and George W. Smith, of Fairmount. Eighteen grandchildren are descendants of the deceased. Mr. Smith has been a consistent member of the M. E. church since 1851. The funeral services were held at the family residence June 30, by John B. Rogers, of Hixson, Tenn.
Chattanooga News (Times) July 2, 1912
Submitted by Donna Fitzgerald