George L. Smith (1907-1989)

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George L. Smith
Born: 18 Jun 1907 Five Mile Creek, Michigan
Died: 14 Jan 1989 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: George Allen Smith
Mother: Norine Ward
Siblings: Nellie May Smith
Clara Elmina Smith
Eva Marian Smith
William Andrew Smith
James C. Smith
Glenn Cora Smith
Elizabeth M. Smith
Leona Smith
George L. Smith
Wilbur E. Smith
Spouse: Anna Keller
Married: 14 Oct 1931 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Thomas Smith
Rose Smith
Evelyn Smith
Doris Smith
Eleanor Smith
Chris Smith


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, January 16, 1989:

George "Judd" Smith, 81

George L. "Judd" Smith, 81, of Harbor Springs, died Jan. 14, 1989, at Little Traverse Division, Northern Michigan Hospitals.

Funeral mass of the resurrection will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Harbor Springs. The Rev. Elias Koppert, OFM, will officiate and burial will be in Holy Childhood Cemetery, Harbor Springs.

Mr. Smith was born June 18, 1907, in the Five Mile Creek area, the son of George and Nora (Ward) Smith. He attended Five Mile Creek School and had worked as a carpenter all his life.

On Oct. 14, 1931, he married the former Ann Keller in Harbor Springs. The couple always made their home there.

Mr. Smith had worked for the Clyde Pifer Construction Co. for 40 years, retiring in 1969.

He was a member of Holy Childhood Church and the Holy Name Society. He had been a member of the Harbor Springs Volunteer Fire Department for 42 years and was a life member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also an avid sportsman.

Survivors include: his wife; one son, Thomas, stationed with the Coast Guard at Eureka, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Rose) Krupa of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Mrs. William (Evelyn) Meyer of Gaylord, Mrs. John (Doris) Grosskopf of Woodbridge, Va., Mrs. John (Eleanor) Cupps of Harbor Springs and Mrs. Richard (Chris) Manville of Harbor Springs; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Glenn Terpening of Harbor Springs.

Friends may call at the Schiller Funeral Chapel in Harbor Springs from 3-9 p.m. today. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Smith, George L. & Keller, Anna
Date of Marriage: 10/14/1931
Liber: 4
Folio: 240
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Smith, George L.
Date of Death: 1/14/1989
Liber: 1989
Folio: 27
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Smith, George L. “Judd”
Age: 81
Born: 6/18/1907
Died: 1/14/1989
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Holy Childhood, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file PNR- 01/16/1989