Name:   Sophia (Galusha) Smith

From:  The Houston Valley Signal, Houston, Minnesota
Date:  September 13, 1894

Died. SMITH -- At her home, three miles west of this village, on Thursday, Sept. 6, 1894, Mrs. Sophia Smith, aged 76 yrs.

Sophia Galusha was born in Massachusetts and was married to Chas. Smith in Alleghany [sic] county, N.Y., where they resided for 10 years, moving in 1844 to Rock county, Wisconsin.  In 1854 they came to Houston county, settling on the farm where she died.

Mrs. S. was the second white woman to settle in Root River valley, and her death removed the oldest inhabitant in this section of Houston county.

Four children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Smith, only one of whom is living, Herbert, who has had the care of his mother since the death of his father in 1879.  Mrs. Sim Todd who died in S.D. last year, was a daughter of Mrs. Smith.