The Gurley Herald

Monday, October 8, 1934





Funeral For Vet of Civil War

Due Tomorrow Afternoon


E. D. SMITHWICK, 85-year-old veteran of the War Between the States, died at 6 o’clock this morning at his home in Gurley.


Although he claimed to have fought in one engagement during the Civil War, Mr. Smithwick was never able to establish the necessary record for a pension as a qualified veteran.


Born in Cobb County, Georgia, in 1849, he joined Captain John GRAVES Cavalry at Blountsville, Ala., in December, 1864.  His first and only battle was in Jefferson County immediately after he joined.


Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty SMITHWICK; one brother, Dawson SMITHWICK of Dallas, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon form the residence by the Rev. N. R. FRENCH.


Burial will be made in the Gurley Cemetery with T. D. PICKENS and Son in charge of arrangements.




Edmond Demetrius SMITHWICK married 1) Nancy Ann Elizabeth STYLES March 3, 1872 in Madison County, Alabama 2) Betty Roden LIGHT March 11, 1925 in Madison County, Alabama.