MRS. J. CLINCH SMITH DIES

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MRS. J. CLINCH SMITH DIES

New York Times

Widow of Titanic Victim Never Recovered from Shock of His Death
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Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES
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PARIS, Aug. 20---Mrs. James Clinch Smith, a well known American resident of Paris, died to-day at Leysin, Switzerland. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Barnes of New York, were urgently cabled for last month and arrived before their daughter's death.

There was a tragedy in the life of Mrs. Smith, who practically died of a broken heart. She and her husband had been living apart for some time when, at the wife's request, Mr. Smith came to Europe. The domestic differences were amicably settled and the husband decided to return to New York to find a house before Mrs. Smith's homecoming. He booked passage on the Titanic and went down with that ship. His death grievously affected his widow, who never recovered from the shock.

Mrs. Smith was very popular in society here, and was a prominent figure at fashionable resorts, such as Nice, Monte Carlo, and Deauville.
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Mrs. Smith before her marriage was Miss Berra Barnes of Chicago. She had lived in Paris for a great many years. James Clinch Smith, who was a victim of the Titanic disaster, divided his time between New York and Paris and was well known as an amateur sportsman, and was also prominent in club circles. He was a brother of Mrs. Stanford White and a son of Judge J. Lawrence Smith of Smithtown, L. I.

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