The Daily Home News – Thursday, January 5, 1905
THE SAD DEATH OF FRED SMITH
The relatives of Fred Smith, the Milltown boy found dying in the woods on Tuesday, are very much mystified over the cause of his death. In the absence of any good reason why the young man should commit suicide, they are inclined to think that the shooting might have been an accident. They say, too, that there was only one bullet wound in his head and not two. Young Smith said he had been feeling ill on Tuesday, but not particularly melancholy. He worked for Henry Odell, the blacksmith. The funeral will take place on Friday from the residence of his father, Charles Smith, of Milltown, and will be private.