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 Edgar Christian Smith

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Edgar Christian Smith

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 18 Oct 1968 (aged 84)
Fresno County, California, USA
Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Memorial ID 23184081 View Source
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Edgar was employed as the official land surveyor for the County of Fresno for several years, 1937 to 1946.

They had 4 children, Arza Maude (m. William Ralph), Karl, Fergus, and Frances.

Edgar Smith graduated as a civil engineer from Stanford in 1907.

After working in Pocatello, Idaho, he moved to Fresno in 1909. He worked for the County of Fresno in the engineering department and the surveyor’s office for 28 years. In 1938 he was elected County Surveyor and was reelected in 1942.

In 1944 this elected office was discontinued. He designed more than 2,000 bridges in the County and laid out the Toll House grade at a time when roads were built with mule teams and scrapers. He helped name many of our streets.

He was a member of Las Palmas Masonic Lodge No. 366 and served as its Master in 1948.


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  • Created by: Lester Letson
  • Added: 30 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 23184081
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/23184081/edgar-christian-smith : accessed ), memorial page for Edgar Christian Smith (27 Sep 1884–18 Oct 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 23184081, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA ; Maintained by Lester Letson (contributor 46627920) .