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Rushden Echo and Argus Friday 22nd March 1940, transcribed by Susan Manton
Mr. J. E. Smith, Higham Ferrers.

Formerly a cycle engineer and hot water engineer, Mr. John Edwin Smith of College Street, Higham Ferrers, died on Tuesday at the age of 73 years. He had been unwell for a considerable time.

For many years Mr. Smith was engineer for the Higham Ferrers Fire Brigade, eventually earning a long service medal.

He was a member of the Earl Fitzwilliam Lodge of Oddfellows and of the Higham Ferrers Historical Society.

There is a daughter bereaved, Mrs. R. H. Emmett, Mr. Smith’s wife having predeceased him several years ago.

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