Subject: Augustus M. "Gus" Smith
Source: St. Joseph Daily Herald, 27 February 1887, p. 4.
The remains of A. M. (Gus) Smith, who died near Philadelphia, a few days since, arrived over the Kansas City train at an early hour this morning, accompanied by Dr. J. Francis Smith and his mother, who were at his bedside at the time of death, and by his sister Mrs. J. A. Duncan, of Kansas City. The funeral will take place to-day at 2 o'clock at the Germany Catholic church, corner of Tenth and Angelique streets. The remains will be placed beside his father in the Catholic cemetery. The friends of the family are invited to attend.
Source: St. Joseph Daily Gazette, 25 February 1887, p. 5
There is a host of people in St. Joseph who will regret to learn of the death of Augustus M. Smith, which occurred on Wednesday night at Clifton Heights, near Philadelphia. Gus was born in St. Joseph, and was the youngest son of the late Maj. F. W. Smith. His mother and brother, Dr. J. Francis Smith, were with him at the time of his death. He had been under treatment in Philadelphia for some months for nervousness. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon from the church of the Immaculate Conception, corner of Tenth and Angelique streets.