The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) August 14, 1911 Page 10
Enterprise , Or., August 13
Captain Anderson C. Smith, one of the earliest and best known residents of Union and Wallowa counties, died at his home in this city Thursday morning, August 10, after months of illness due to his great age. He lacked but six days of completing his 80th year.
Mr. Smith was born in Franklin county, Illinois, August 16, 1831. In 1851 he came across the plains to California, where he engaged in mining for three or four years, then returned to his boyhood home by way of the Isthmus, and married, in 1856, Sarah A. Whittington. They settled in eastern Kansas, but in 1862 came to Oregon and were the first settlers at the Cove in the Grande Ronde. In 1876, they moved to near Enterprise, which since has been their home. Mr. Smith followed farming, stockraising and in 1888, was admitted to the bar. For many years he had been Justice of the Peace.
He served in the Civil War as first lieutenant of Company D. Ninth Kansas Cavalry, until ill health compelled his resignation.
He was a charter member of the Wallowa Lodge, No. 82, A.F. and A.M. of Enterprise, and of the local Eastern Star chapter. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by the Masonic Fraternity.
The widow and nine children survive him. They are: Mrs. Mary Reaves, Washougal, Wash.; Mrs. Rosa Barnhill, Sherwood, Or.; Mrs. Laura Hamilton, Imnaha, Or.; Mrs. Emma Shelvin, of Forsythe, Mont.; Edward Smith, Roberts, Mont.; Mrs. Anna Reavis, Mrs. Viola Bayliss, Fred and Walter A. Smith, of Enterprise.