The Rev. John Alexander Smith, Rector Grindon. died in the North Staffordshire Infirmary at Stoke-on-Trent on Monday, from a revolver shot wound the head received in connection with the tragedy at Grindon Rectory last Thursday, The Rev. John Alexander Smith, rector of Grindon, North Staffordshire, who was found lying unconscious in the lonely rectory on Thursday morning last week, suffering from gunshot wounds, had been placed under open arrest following the death Miss Hannah Austin,
Tamworth Herald, West Midlands, England 21/08/1926
Gravestone "John Alexander SMITH, 12 Aug 1926, Rector of this parish for 24 years"