Peter McCoy, of East Grand Forks, left yesterday for Glendive, Mont., where he was summonded by a telegram telling of the death, 60 miles from that city, of his partner in contract work, Thomas Smyth, aged 68 years. Mr. Smyth was engaged in superintending some railroad work near Glendive and was found dead in his bunk Tuesday morning. He is well known by a number of Crookston people, having made his home at the Palace Hotel for a number of years. Mr. McCoy will take the body to St. Paul, where the funeral will take place, the deceased having some relatives there.
The news of the death of Tom Smyth will be learned with the deepest regret by a very large circle of friends in Crookston and vicinity. He was a big-hearted man, without an enemy in the world, charitable towards all and ever willing to help anyone in trouble. He was a contractor but had suffered reverses of late years. He was a well read man and knew more of the history of Scotland and Ireland than many.
Source: Crookston Times, August 26, 1909
Submitter: Brenda G.
Updated: Sept. 15, 2002, S. Dorgan
Updated: April 21, 2015, K. Kittleson