William Riley “Bill” Smith, Jr

William Riley “Bill” Smith, Jr

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 30 Aug 1968 (aged 79)
San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Sunrise Slope, 137, E
Memorial ID 14195653 · View Source
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Bill is the son of William Riley Smith and Mary Jane Spillers.

My Great-Uncle Bill was a cowboy! Yes and he had the saddle to prove it!

Bill married Alcea Nelson on 11 September 1914. They have one daughter, Thelma.

Uncle Bill and Auntie Sis, as we called them, lived near Pearl Harbor during the attack on December 7th 1941. If was a frightening time for all.

The things I remember about my Great-Uncle Bill are:
his saddle in the garage and the big box of marbles he kept which we were allowed to browse through and choose a few to take home on each visit!

As a young child I never realized that Great-Uncle Bill had been born in the late 1800's! I marvel at that now.....


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  • Created by: Robin
  • Added: 6 May 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14195653
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Riley “Bill” Smith, Jr (31 Mar 1889–30 Aug 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14195653, citing Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Robin (contributor 46839932) .