E. M. Smith

By dhowell - Posted on 03 January 2008

This community's oldest lifelong citizen, Ernest M. Smith, 94, was buried Sunday, September 25, 1965, at the Jenter Funeral Home and burial was in Oak Grove. He was born August 3, 1871, in Sharon Township, the son of Francis and Elizabeth Raymond Smith. He married Carrie Mount on October 9, 1890. She died in May, 1941.

Mr. Smith had served for 30 years as director of the Sharon Hill School Board and for many years as board treasurer. He also served as highway commissioner and justice of the peace for Sharon township.

He was a member of the Manchester Methodist Church and of the Farm Bureau. He has two sons, Mahlon of Sharon township and Francis of Detroit and four grandchildren.