Saturday, February 21, 2015


Former Resident of Smithville Crushed to Death at Waverly

   Edgar L. Rorapaugh, a former well and favorably known resident of Smithville Flats, was caught between two cars in the yards of the Tioga Milling Co. at Waverly Friday morning and instantly killed.

   Mr. Rorapaugh was a native of Smithville and the son of the late Uri Rorapaugh, whose death occurred last spring.  Up to four or five years ago he was engaged in business with his father in the grist mill at Smithville Flats.  He had an agreeable personality and was highly regarded by all who knew him.  In the year 1908 he accepted a position with the Tioga Milling Co., as traveling salesman, at Waverly and with his family removed there.  He was a member of Eastern Light Lodge, F. & A. M. of Greene.

   Mr. Rorapaugh married Atla, daughter of Hoarce Read of Smithville, who with two children survive him.  He is also survived by one son, Frederick and one daughter, Elvira; his mother and one sister, Mary Rorapaugh of Smithville Flats.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Percy T. Olton officiating, and Masonic service at the grave.  Burial was in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery

   The floral tributes were many and beautiful.

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