Mrs. J. Elmer Smith
Emma Ethel, daughter of Joseph and Viola Bertrand, was born March 17, 1890 in Des Moines, Ia., and passed away January 7, 1930 in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital after a short illness of two days with kidney and heart trouble. Although she had been in poor health for some time her death was unexpected and came as a shock to her relatives and friends.
Her age was 39 years, 9 months and 21 days.
While still a small child she moved with her parents to Chariton, Iowa, where she grew to young womanhood and where on July 4, 1909 she was united in marriage to John Elmer Smith, also of Chariton.
Six children were born to this union, all of whom are living and are left with the husband to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted wife and mother. Her first thought was for her family.
She also leaves four sisters Mrs. Marie Shimp, Omaha, Neb. Mrs. Blanche Higgins and Mrs. Francis Metela both of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Mrs. Lura Bechtel, Hazelton N. D. and one brother, Franklin Merle Bertrand of Davenport, Ia. All attended the last sad rites except Mrs. Bechtel . She also leaves a number of other relatives and friends.