1845 - 1922 (76 years)
||Naomi S. MEEKS  |
- Birth: Dec. 1, 1845
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1923
From the Battle Creek Enquirer and Evening News, 7 February 1923, p. 14.
Pioneer Woman Dies at Home in Urbandale
Mrs. Naomi Slawson Smith, 77,
for Many Years Active in
Ms. Naomi Slawson Smith, one of the pioneers of this section, wife of John H. Smith of Urbandale and mother of Mrs. Charles R. Sylvester of Battle Creek, and who was for many years secretary of the Pioneer society of Barry county, died last night at 8 o'clock at the home at Urbandale, aged 77.
Mrs. Smith had been in very poor health for several months, and two weeks ago last Sunday suffered a stroke of paralysis.
She was born December 1, 1845, and came to Michigan with her husband in the fall of 1866, just after she had been married to Ira M. Slawson. After they had been married 19 years Mr. Slawson died October 20, 1885. Mrs. Slawson remained for many years a widow, but September 9, 1910, was married to John H. Smith. She lived in the vicinity of Urbandale for the past 14 years.
By the first marriage there were four children: Claude L., Mary M., Nettie M., and M. Adda, now Mrs. C. R. Sylvester. Of these the two last named are now living.
She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Reynolds and Mrs. Viola Shumaker, of Starkey, N. Y., and a brother, Joseph D. Meeks of New York. There are also seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
||01 Dec 1845
||New York 
||Living with daughter, Adda M. in Johnstown, Barry Co., Michigan 
||Daughter of Elias and Mary (Bassett) Meeks 
||06 Feb 1922
||Urbandale, Michigan 
||Bedford Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan 
||30 Jan 2013 |
||Ira Miles SLAWSON, b. 01 Mar 1833, Yates County, New York d. 20 Oct 1885, Johnston, Barry Co., Michigan (Age 52 years) |
||17 Oct 1866
||Yates County, New York 
|+||1. Claude Lee SLAWSON, b. 20 Aug 1867, Praireville Twp. Barry Co., Michigan d. 1913, Tampa, Hillsbourgh Co., Florida (Age 45 years)|
|+||2. Mary Maude SLAWSON, b. 17 Sep 1870, Praireville Twp., Barry Co., Michigan d. 9 Dec 1918, Urbandale, Calhoun Co., Michigan (Age 48 years)|
| ||3. Mattie May SLAWSON, b. 10 Dec 1874, Prairieville Twp., Barry Co., Michigan |
|+||4. Myrtle Adda SLAWSON, b. 17 Feb 1880, Praireville Twp., Barry Co., Michigan d. 24 Jan 1970 (Age 89 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||29 Jan 2013 |
- [S02329] Find A Grave Website.
- [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.
- [S5285] 1900 Census Johnstown, Barry County, Michigan .