U.S. States: Kentucky: Anderson County
HARRODSBURG SAYINGS Wed May 16, 1900
Mr. M[Madison].T. Smith, aged 68 years, died, Monday night, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Bixler, in this city. He had been a sufferer from Bright's disease for several years, and his death was not unexpected. He was born and raised in Mercer county and was married, about 40 years ago, to Miss Sue Shy, who survives him. To them were born three children, Mrs. J. M. Bixler, of this city, Mrs. William Simpson, of Danville, and Mr. J. W. Smith, of Lawrenceburg, all living.
He also leaves two brothers, Mr. Thomas Smith, of Versailles, and Mr. James Smith, of Texas, the latter being the father of Mr.H. C. Smith of this city.
A day or two before his death, his sister, Mrs. William Birdwhistell, aged 76, of Lawrenceburg, was notified of his condition, and she hastily make preparations to come to his bedside. She was to have left on the evening train, Sunday, but at three o'clock was suddenly stricken with apoplexy and lived only fifteen minutes. Her burial took place at Benton Chruch, at 11 a. m., yesterday, and that of her brother will take place in Spring Hill cemetery, today, at the same hour Mr. Smith, known to his many friends as "Father". Anderson Co.