Alexander County

Obituary - Catherine Lincoln

Cairo Evening Citizen, April 14, 1911, Personals section

Mrs. Catherine LINCOLN is seriously ill at the home of her daughter on Twenty-fifth street.

The Cairo Evening Citizen, Friday April 14, 1911

Old Resident Of Cairo Died This Morning

Mrs. Catherine SMITH, Mother of E. A. SMITH Passed Away.

Mrs. Catherine Frances SMITH died this morning at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. M. GUION, who resides with her daughter Mrs. George FARRIN at 722 Twenty-fifth street. Mrs. SMITH was taken with an attack of grip a week ago Tuesday which developed into bronchitis resulting in her death.

Mrs. SMITH who was nearly 79 years old was born in Brantford, Canada and has lived in Cairo since 1859.

She was married twice, her first husband being George SMITH, after whose death she married Louis Lincoln who is also deceased. She was the mother of thirteen children, of whom four are living, Mrs. A. M. GUION, Messrs. E. A. SMITH and Cyrus SMITH of Cairo and William SMITH of Denver, Colo. She also leaves surviving her a sister Mrs. Eliza WORKMAN of Brantford, Canada, a brother Robert TURNER of Toronto, Canada and a brother Frank TURNER who lives in California. The average ages of these three is something over 69 years.

The funeral will probably be held from the house Sunday afternoon, although definite arrangements have not been made as yet.

The Cairo Evening Citizen, Friday April 15, 1911


LINCOLN--Died, at 11 a.m. Friday April 14, 1911, after a brief illness, Mrs. Catherine Frances LINCOLN, aged 79 years. Funeral services will be held at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Geo. M. FARRIN, 722 Twenty-fifth street at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, Rev. E. A. deRosset of the Church of the Redeemer officiating. Special train from Fourteenth street at 2:45 p.m. Interment at Villa Ridge Cemetery.

Contributor's Notes:

Lewis LINCOLN and Catherine (TURNER) SMITH were married on 4 December 1866, in Cairo, Alexander Co., IL. Catherine's first husband, George SMITH, was a prosperous businessman in Cairo. He died in 1864, leaving Catherine with seven children.

After their marriage, Lewis and Catherine LINCOLN lived in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL, where twin sons, Lewis Logan LINCOLN and Bishop Grant LINCOLN, were born to them on 6 Sep 1868. They apparently moved to Cairo sometime between 1868 and 1870, where a third son, Staats Taylor LINCOLN, was born on 12 September 1870.

Contributed by Karima Allison

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