This marker is located in the Cleveland Cemetery. I was about five and a half years old when great-grandmother Smith died. My family was living in the Smith farmhouse on Old Cleveland Road. My grandfather, Nathan LeRoy Smith and his family lived across the street in the old Cleveland schoolhouse. Great-grandmother Smith's home was about 200 feet to the north of the farmhouse and the Cleveland Ward building was about 200 feet to the south.
I don't have many memories of Great-grandmother Smith, other than having pancakes for breakfast on several occasions in her very small kitchen. Her funeral was on a bright, clear October afternoon and was held in the Cleveland Ward building. I remember the chapel was full and overflowing with people attending her funeral.
(by Roland Smith)