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NAME: Gregg, Celina C. (m. Jesse Smith)

OBIT: Manson Journal, Manson IA, 25 Aug 1920

 Mrs. Dr. Griffin received word this week of the death of Mrs. Jesse Smith, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Swan, in Idaho on Sunday, Aug. 22. The remains will arrive here Thurs. and the funeral will be held Friday Aug. 27 at the Methodist Church at 2:30. The deceased was one of the early settlers of Sherman Township, and was for many years a resident of Manson. She was about 75 years of age. A full obituary will appear next week.

OBIT: Manson Journal, Manson IA 1 Sep 1920, p. 5 col. 4

 Celina C. Gregg was born in Allegheny county, Penn. March 20, 1845, and died at Murphy Idaho Aug. 22, 1920. She was married at Port Byron, Ill. to Jesse Smith Dec. 12, 1865. To this union 12 children were born, two of which died in infancy. Ray died at the age of 19 in the year 1908 at Ft. Dodge, Ia. Ralph died at the age of 29, 1914 at Manson, Ia. Her husband died in Oakdale, North Dakota in 1911 at the age of 72. Those who survive their mother are Mrs. Mary Swan of Murphy, Idaho, Mrs. Mary Brown of Nampa, Idaho, Mrs. Carrie Fisher, Vinton, Iowa, Clyde Smith of Kildeer, N. D., Mrs. Jennie Hordin, Nampa IDaho, Clifford Smith, Dickinson, N.D., Mrs. Pearl David, Kildeer, N.D. and Mrs. Fay Elliot of Murphy, Idaho.
 She is also survived by two brothers, James P. Gregg of Fort Dodge, Ia. and John P. Gregg of Missouri and thirteen grand-children.
 The deceased left Manson about eleven years ago for North Dakota, where she had lived since that time until one month ago when she and her daughter went to Murphy, Idaho. Last Sunday she was in usual health, but shortly after retiring Sunday evening she died very suddenly.
 Mrs. Smith with her husband was one of the pioneers of this County and lived on a homestead near Manson. At the age of fourteen she was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and remained a faithful member until her death. She was a member and active in the Women's Relief Corps. In her death her children have lost a good Mother, but they and her large circle of friends and acquaintances have the memory and influence of consistant life to linger with them, and to them Heaven is made richer and nearer by her having gone there.
 The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church in Manson Friday afternoon. Rev. R. D. Acheson in charge and Rev. Roy Smith, a nephew of the deceased, and pastor of the Methodist Church at Eldora, Iowa, preached the sermon.