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Following Services, Mrs. Smith Will Go to Morgantown, Where Estate Will be Settled

Huntington Herald-Dispatch says: Memorial services for Lucian P. Smith, the young bridegroom who went to his death in the Titanic disaster, will be held in Huntington on next Sunday afternoon. It was arranged yesterday by his young widow, at the home of her parents, Congressman and Mrs. James A. Hughes, in Westmoreland, who has practically abandoned all hope of his body being found.

James Smith, a brother of the victim of the great disaster, arrived in Huntington yesterday from Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he had awaited the arrival of the morgue ships. There he determined [indecipherable] that the body of Lucian P. Smith was not among the silent passengers on the lists of the Minia or the Mackay-Bennett. From the captains of these vessels, he also learned that search for the bodies of Titanic victims had been practically given up, owing to the storms that have swept the scene of the disaster. Mr. Smith said yesterday that the port of Halifax was crowded with anxious relatives, desiring to learn of the recovery of lost [indecipherable]. He said that the accommodations of the town were hardly sufficient for the number of people there.

With his arrival here yesterday arrangements were completed for the memorial service. It will be held in [indecipherable] signed pastor of the church, where the happy couple were recently wedded in February in a brilliant ceremony.

Rev. C. H. Bass, the recently resigned pastor of the church, will preach the memorial sermon. It will be held at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, according to recent arrangements.

Following the memorial Mrs. Smith will accompany her brother-in-law to Morgantown, W. Va., where a settlement of the estate will follow. This property has been estimated at more than $1,000,000, and it is probable that Mrs. Smith as the widow of one of the heirs, may receive a considerable settlement. Lucian P. Smith, when alive in Huntington, was reputed to be possessed of considerable means as well as the heir to the estate mentioned above, so that it is not unlikely that his widow may receive a large bequest.


Brandon Whited, USA


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2014) MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR LUCIAN SMITH SUNDAY (Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Friday 10th May 1912, ref: #19668, published 10 January 2014, generated 5th December 2022 09:14:49 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/memorial-service-for-lucian-smith-sunday.html