William Andrew Smith (1897-1978)

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William Andrew "Pat" Smith
Born: 11 Sep 1897 Five Mile Creek, Michigan
Died: 16 Dec 1978 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: Mary Sterly
Married: 2 May 1920 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Helen Smith
Georgianna Smith
Bill Smith
Leo Smith


Petoskey News-Review, December 1978

William Andrew (Pat) Smith, 81

William Andrew (Pat) Smith, 81, died Dec. 16, 1978 at Lockwood-MacDonald Hospital. Funeral services were held on Dec. 19th with Pastor Rodney Ward officiating assisted by the Smith-Hoover Post 281, Harbor Springs American Legion. Interment was in Friendship Township Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born Sept 11, 1897 in the Five Mile Creek area and lived threre his entire life. On May 2, 1920 he married the former Mary Sterly. Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Good Hart Bible Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Helen) Hoover of Carp Lake and Mrs. Richard (Georgeanna) Dembroski of Royal Oak; two sons, Bill Smith of Muskegon and Leo smith of Harbor Springs; 12 grandchildren; 14 g-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Young, Mrs. Leona McDonald, Mrs. Elizabeth Holland and Mrs. Ben Terpening; three brothers, Judd Smith, Jim Smith and Don Smith.


  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
Groom's name: William A. Smith
Groom's age: 22 years
Groom's birth year: 1898
Groom's birthplace: Michigan
Bride's name: Mary Sterley
Bride's age: 23 years
Bride's birth year: 1897
Bride's birthplace: Michigan
Marriage date: 02 May 1920
Marriage place: Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Groom's father's name: Geo. A. Smith
Groom's mother's name: Nora Ward
Father of bride's name: John Sterley
Mother of bride's name: Anna Goldsmith
Film number: 2342736
Digital GS number: 4209975
Image number: 443
Reference number: v 2 p 261 rn 38
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925