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Grayce King-Smith
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Birth: 1888
Death: Aug. 30, 1961
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Note: the official records of the cemetery show her name as Grace; however, she was known to have spelled her name at least professionally as Grayce, back in the day'.

According to numerous articles in the Washington Post, August and Grayce King-Smith ran several schools at different locations in the city over the years and taught many divergent subjects, such as drama, writing, and painting. Most courses dealt with the performing arts. The 1st was a music studio which opened in 1921. One story dealt with the then equivalent of 'helicopter moms' and its effects on the young students.
Another talked of how the daughter of the late poet Robert Frost, Lesley was once on staff. And famed dancer Martha Graham held numerous classes as a guest instructor. There were many other well known figures associated with the school over it's lifetime.

At one location on S street N.W. the Post on Dec. 20th, 1942 ran a story about them filing for bankruptcy. And on Aug. 24th, 1947, a new school was opening elsewhere in the city. In 1949 the schools closed for good but August continued teaching voice lessons at his home. 
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  August King-Smith (1884 - 1959)
Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Montrose lot 31
Created by: Fred Sanford
Record added: Dec 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81677308
Grayce King-Smith
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Grayce King-Smith
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She was something.
- A former student
 Added: Oct. 21, 2012

 Added: Oct. 1, 2012
Her schools taught many so much...
 Added: Sep. 29, 2012
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