Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
ST. MATTHEW 3:13-17
Frances Keyes Smith B: 8-13-1842 D: 3-29-1903
Frances and her husband, Charles F. Smith, lived in Swanton, Vt. Charles was hired as the proprietor of the Hotel Champlain and who was also a sales dealer of carriages and sleighs in Swanton.
Hotel Champlain was located just south of Maquam Public Beach on the left had side of the road. The Hotel was a 3 story building with the capacity of 90 guest. The Smith Family were host to many famous guest including Teddy Roosevelt, Charles Chaplin, Grover Cleveland, and Cornelius Vanderbilt and President William McKinley.
The Smith Family also aided in management of the 700 acre farm which was part of the St. Johnsbury and Lamoille County Railroad Property.
The Hotel Champlain burned in 1920.
Both Frances and Charles are buried in Church Street Cemetery in Swanton, Vermont.