Grand Rapids Press, December 26, 1912
Zeeland, Dec. 26---Lige Smead, one of the early settlers of Allendale, is dead from heart disease. Mr. Smead was severely wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, but after a short visit home he again returned to his regiment and served to the close of the war. The deceased is survived by a daughter and two sons.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the home at 1:30 P. M.
Civil War records.—Enlisted in New York 60th Infantry, Co. D? on March 3, 1862 for 3 years. He is listed as being sick in Nashville, Tennessee from May 2, 1864 to June 30, 1865. No discharge was given.
( He is buried in Allendale Township Cemetery. See biography of Ezra Smead in Portrait and Biographical Record of Ottawa and Muskegon Counties, published in 1893.)
Elijah Smead was buried in lot 344, grave # 4 on December 26, 1912.
Julia Smead was buried in lot 344, grave # 3 on August 9, 1928.
Charles W. Smead was buried in lot 344, grave #2 on February 14, 1930.