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 Gipsy Rodney Smith

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Gipsy Rodney Smith

Birth
Wanstead, London Borough of Redbridge, Greater London, England
Death 7 Aug 1947 (aged 87)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Contact Columbarium for Possible Niche Location
Memorial ID 117967684 View Source

Gipsy Smith was, perhaps, the best loved evangelist of all time. When he would give his life story, the crowds that came to hear usually overflowed the halls and auditoriums. His trips across the Atlantic Ocean were so numerous that historians seemingly disagree on the exact number.

Born in a gipsy tent six miles northeast of London, at Epping Forest, he received no education. The family made a living selling baskets, tinware and clothes pegs. His father Cornelius, and his mother, Mary (Polly) Welch, provided a home that was happy in the gipsy wagon, despite the fact that father played his violin in the pubs at this time. Young Rodney would dance and collect money for the entertainment. Yet he never drank or smoked, which may have contributed to his longevity.

Bio by: Kyle

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  • Created by: Athanatos
  • Added: 2 Oct 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 117967684
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117967684/gipsy-rodney-smith : accessed ), memorial page for Gipsy Rodney Smith (31 Mar 1860–7 Aug 1947), Find a Grave Memorial ID 117967684, citing Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585) .