William Grover Smith

William Grover Smith

Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 13 Nov 1921 (aged 64)
Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Burial Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 27
Memorial ID 35917914 · View Source
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William's Parents were:

Reverend James Sanford Smith
Mary Temple

Obituary information obtained from:

http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/offic/ltgov.html#S mith

Smith, William Grover

Born: Newton, New Jersey (April 27, 1857)
Died: Golden (November 3, 1921)
Married: Lake E. Mealy [or Mealey] (September 20, 1882)
Children: Jessie, Mary Gertrude, Frederick Pitkin, Margaret L.

Tramway official, newspaper editor, lawyer, teacher. Moved to Golden from Michigan in 1872. Taught in Golden schools briefly. Began newspaper career in office of Golden Globein 1873; became the proprietor and editor, 1879-1900. Elected to local office as Golden City Clerk in 1880, and Superintendent of Schools, 1884-1888. Served as private secretary to Governor Pitkin in 1882; member of Board of Control of State Industrial School, 1885-1887. Elected a member of House of Representatives of General Assembly and Speaker, 1899-1901. From 1900 to 1918 was associated with Denver Tramway Company, as tax agent and traffic manager; was known as "Tramway Bill". Following retirement from Tramway Company, he practiced law; served as County Attorney, and attorney for State Board of Land Commissioners in 1921.


Lieutenant Governor of Colorado 1889-1901.

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  • Maintained by: Rick Weaver
  • Originally Created by: Wil Stafford
  • Added: 15 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35917914
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Grover Smith (26 Apr 1857–13 Nov 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35917914, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Rick Weaver (contributor 47178877) .