Name: Jonas H. Smith
From: The Joliet Herald News, Joliet, Illinois
Jonas H. Smith Dies Following 4 Months Illness
Date: Friday, May 6, 1947
Jonas H. Smith, 70, 111 Oakview avenue, a resident of Joliet for 50 years and a
retired railway conductor who worked for the old Chicago and Joliet electric
railway here 30 years, died in Silver Cross hospital at 5:30 o'clock this
morning. He had been ill for four months.
Born in Indiana, Smith came to Joliet when he was 20 years old. After street
cars were abandoned here, he was a driver on the successor bus lines for a time.
Later, he was employed at United Wallpaper Mills. He was a member of the Gideons,
the group which distributes bibles in hotel rooms.
Surviving are the widow, a son, Andrew M. Smith, Joliet; a brother, Amon Smith,
Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Leah Kempe, of Chicago, and Mrs. Alice Groff,
Funeral services are set for 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Sonntag funeral
home, with the Rev. A. A. Sorensen, of the Gospel Tabernacle, and the Rev. E. E.
Shaw, of the Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in Plainfield cemetery.