Person:Christina Smith (26)

m. 21 Nov 1833
Facts and Events
Name Christina Smith
Gender Female
Birth[1] 13 Oct 1813 Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, United States
Marriage 21 Nov 1833 Sandusky, Ohio, United Statesto John Clothier Spink
Death[1] 11 Dec 1880 Perrysburg, Wood, Ohio, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Perrysburg Journal, in Find A Grave
    Christina Spink, 17 Dec 1880.

    At her residence in Perrysburg, Dec. 11, 1880, after a lingering illness of three months, Mrs. Christina Spink, relict of John Spink, aged 67 years, 3 months, and 1 day. Another link is broken that binds the present to the past. One more of our pioneer mothers has passed from our midst to the sleep that knows no waking. Mrs. Spink has had a consecutive residence in the house from which she was carried a corpse on Monday, of 46 years, it being built in 1834 in the business part of town by her husband, the year after their marriage, and at that time was considered one of the finest brick residences in the Maumee Valley. Concerning Mrs. Spink's early life, Mr. Oblinger gathered the following facts for Monday's Bee:

    Mrs. Spink was born at Sempronius, Cayuga county, New York, September 10, 1813, and was consequently 67 years, 3 months, and 1 day old on the day of her death. When quite young, her father Elisha Smith, removed from New York to Ohio, and became a resident of Lower Sandusky, now Fremont, November 21, 1833, she was married to John C. Spink and on the following day, the bridal couple removed to Perrysburg. In the latter part of December, 1834, they moved into the residence on Louisiana avenue, which was ever after their home and in which Mrs. S., breathed her last- a period of almost forty-six years. Four children were the fruit of this union, two of whom died in infancy. Her husband John C. Spink, while attending to the business of his profession, at Texas, Henry county, was taken sick, and died very suddenly, October 13, 1853. The year following, 1851, when cholera prevailed to such an alarming extent at Perrysburg, her remaining children, John J., aged 16 years, and Mary Cornelia, aged 8, fell victims to the scourge, Mary dying July 26, and John J. the following day, July 27. Then bereft of her entire family she has lived in the old homestead to the day of her death, her intimate friend and constant companion being Miss Harriet Hulburd, who has been a member of the broken family for forty years past. Mrs. Spink had a large circle of acquaintances in the Maumee Valley also of Fremont, by whom she was universally esteemed for her noble and generous qualities. The funeral services took place at the residence at one o'clock on Monday, Rev. G. A. Adams, officiating, and was largely attended, especially by our older citizens, the following acting as pall bearers; John A. Robertson, James W. Ross, Stephen Merry, F. Hollenbeck, G. S. McKnight, Gilbert Beach, Seth Bruce, Alex Vaes.