Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Obituary – Irene Bankston Smith of Bogue Chitto


Irene B. Smith in MS

"Irine Bankston Smith daughter of Levi and Jane Bankston, born March 17, 1859, married Wyatt R. Smith, Dec. 21, 1871. She united with Bogue Chitto Baptist Church June, 1873, moved her membership to Pleasant Hill in 1881, and moved back to Bogue Chitto in 1887, died April 12th, 1914. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. E. M. Schilling, who baptized her about 40 years ago. She was among the first to unite with Bogue Chitto church after its constitution."

Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee's Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 - 1924. Monroe, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1978, page 73. From the Louisiana Archives, Baton Rouge, LA. 



1 Irene Bankston b: 17 Mar 1859, d: 12 Apr 1914
... + Wyatt Rankin Smith m: 21 Dec 1871
......2 Fannie Rebecca Smith b: 1881, d: 21 Jan 1923
...... + Isaac Omer Cutrer b: 1871 Pike, MS, m: 2 Feb 1898, d: 31 Jan 1941
.........3 George Washington Cutrer b: 24 Oct 1899, d: Nov 1977
......... + Josephine Fanara
.........3 Fleet Rankin Cutrer b: 8 May 1902, d: Jan 1978
......... + Mildred Maeola Bauds m: 24 Mar 1929
.........3 Ollie Lee Cutrer b: 11 Oct 1903, d: Oct 1996
......... + Laura Lee m: 25 Nov 1930
.........3 Onice Odwell Cutrer b: 10 Aug 1911 Osyka, Pike, MS
......... + Malinda McBrayer b: Cullman, AL, m: 6 Jun 1931, d: 14 Nov 1967 FL
......... + Fernanda Osma Gregg
.........3 Isaac Omer Cutrer b: 15 Nov 1913, d: 21 Mar 1995 in Foley, Baldwin, AL
......... + Dorothy m: 27 Dec 1933
.........3 Nellie Louise Cutrer b: 1917, d: 6 Mar 1989
......... + J. D. Miller m: 04 Jul 1936, d: 1973 in Mt. Hermon, LA


4 comments:

  1. I've read a number of obits that mention church membership, moving church membership. And yet those important names we're hoping to read are left out. Just a funny little insight into what people thought was important to report, I guess.

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    1. Wendy, this obit was taken from the minutes of the church. which is why it has so much of her religious life included.

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  2. Colleen, Great article on Irene with lots of information that I did not have.
    Bogue Chitto Baptist Church wa a very popular church during this time period.
    Was she really that young when married?
    Thanks.

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  3. Charlie, I'm glad this was a help to you!

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