|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1868|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1939|
Rockford Register Republic 1/3/1940 Rockford, Illinois
"George Smith Dies in the West"
Rites in Racine for Former Ingersoll Plant Official
George Washington Smith, former superintendent of Ingersoll Milling Machine company, died at the home of a sister in Seattle, Washington, December 23rd according to word received here yesterday.
Funeral services will be held at the Thronson funeral home in Racine, Wisconsin at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Racine elks lodge will be in charge of the services, and burial will be in Mound cemetary at Racine.
Mr. Smith was born in Chatham, Quebec, Canada, June 27, 1868. He served as a machinist's apprentice in Canada and in 1889 when he was 21 years old, secured a job with the Ingersoll company then in Cleveland, Ohio.
In June 1891, Winthrop Ingersoll, founder of the concern, moved the plant to Rockford, bringing Mr. Smith, then the highest paid mechanic on the firms's payroll, with him.
A few years later, Mr. Smith took a leave of absence to study at the School of Mines at Rolla, Mo., and upon his return to Rockford in 1896 he became superintendent of the Rockford factory.
Mr. Smith left the Ingersoll plant here in 1912 to become superintendent of the J.I. Case company tractor plant at Racine, Wis. In 1914 he became works manager of the Maxwell Motor company in Detroit, Mich., but returned to Racine Nov. 1, 1915 as superintendent of production of the for the Case company, a position he held until his retirement April, 1 1927.
He was a member of the Masons and a life member of the Racine Elks club. While in Rockford he was a member of the Rockford Country Club.
He is survived by a sister Mrs. W.G. Kennedy of Seattle; two brothers, one in New York and the other in California; a daughter, Mrs. Auker Holz of Hollywood, Cal., and a son, William Lee Smith of Los Angeles, Ca.
Elizabeth Smith (1839 - 1916)
Plot: Block 34
Created by: JNM
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
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