Victor Smith

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
March 18, 1909, Page 1
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Victor Smith Is Dead.
Writer on New York Press Passes Away.
Rheumatism and Brights Disease Cause His Death
He Was Reared in Cartersville
Had Many Friends.

 A telegram to his relatives here brought the news of the death of Mr. Victor Smith, which occurred at Bayonne, N. J., Saturday night.  He had been a sufferer from rheumatism and Bright’s disease for quite awhile and his brother, Mr. Hines Smith, who visited him in New York some months ago noted his condition and told it to the other relatives.  His death was not an unexpected event, therefore.

Mr. Smith went to New York twenty years ago after completing a course at Princeton and began newspaper work.  His natural talent soon won recognition.  He wrote for the Herald and Tribune and finally he was given a place on the New York Press.  His contributions were daily, were a part of the editorial page and were headed “The Tip of the Tongue.”  Some of his friends have thought they noticed his style as very much resembling that of Kipling.  His writings sparkled with originality and keen humor and were read eagerly by a large clientele.

Mr. Smith began life in Cartersville.  He was the son of the late Maj. Charles H. Smith, so widely known for his writings under the pen name of “Bill Arp.”  Surviving him are his mother, five brothers, Hines Smith, of Rome; Frank Smith, of San Antonio, Texas; Royal R. Smith of Athens, Ga.; Ralph Smith, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Carl Smith, of Mexico; sisters, Mrs. G. H. Aubrey, Mrs. Stella Brumby, Mrs. W. W. Young and Miss Marian Smith, all of this city.

Those who knew “Vic” Smith well were sure to like him.  He was a big hearted, good natured jolly fellow who rejoiced seemingly as much in seeing others enjoy themselves as he did at his own pleasures and many there are who will miss his sunny manner and cheery words.


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