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Descendants of Ralph Smith


Generation No. 8


16. DONALD STONE10 SMITH (ARTHUR H.9, EDWARD8, BELA THOMAS7, THOMAS6, THOMAS5, THOMAS4, RALPH3, THOMAS2, RALPH1 SMYTHE)83,84,85 was born February 05, 191586,87, and died September 02, 1963 in Long Island, New York88,89. He married ARLINE I. HANER90,91 June 29, 193891. She was born July 22, 191791.
     
Children of D
ONALD SMITH and ARLINE HANER are:
  i.   PETER HANER11 SMITH92,93, b. August 21, 194393; d. August 19, 1967, Alaska94,95.
  ii.   CATHERINE ARDON SMITH96,97, b. August 17, 194997; m. MICHAEL LAGALA98,99, December 28, 196899.


17. GILBERT FORD10 SMITH (ALBERT EDWARD9, EDWARD8, BELA THOMAS7, THOMAS6, THOMAS5, THOMAS4, RALPH3, THOMAS2, RALPH1 SMYTHE)100 was born September 27, 1912 in Cornwallville, Town of Durham, Greene County, New York101,102,103, and died November 06, 1999 in Robinson Terrace, Stamford, New York104. He married IRENE MARJORY DELONG105,106 March 30, 1934 in 1 Water Street, Worcester, New York107,108,109, daughter of ARTHUR DELONG and HARRIETT ALBERT. She was born April 10, 1911 in 3 Elm Street, Worcester, New York110,111,112, and died March 25, 1998 in Robinson Terrace, Stamford, New York113.

Notes for G
ILBERT FORD SMITH:
      "The name Gilbert ... was as far as I know not picked for anyone special but his middle name, Ford, was for the family doctor, a Dr. Ford of Hensonville." [Matthias E. Smith, Hours to Cover Years, 2; T302]

1965 -- "This is to announce that Mountain Dairy of Cobleskill has purchased our processing equipment and retail milk business effective at the close of business on January 16, 1965. We are sure that this dairy will continue to furnish you with the same courteous service and good products that we have endeavored to provide for the past 36 years. We trust that you will favor them with your loyal patronage.
      "For the present we will continue to deliver to your homes while our milk production will be going into their Cobleskill plant for processing and labeling. We are sure that you will experience no inconvenience during the transition period. There will be no further sale of milk tickets, but those which you have on hand may be used up for milk or redeemed for cash.
      "We want to pause here to thank our many friends and customers for the many courtesies shown us and for their loyalty to our family business during this long period of time (July 1, 1928 - January 16, 1965). All members of our families join us in saying -- THANK YOU.
      "Gilbert and Matt Smith" [T187]

      "Effective January 1, 1965, Smiths' Jersey Dairy sold the rights to deliver milk on its retail routes to Mountain Dairy of Cobleskill, which made deliveries briefly in East Worcester. The Smiths continued to produce milk for shipment to market until 1967, when they sold the farm and the milking stock." [A Bicentennial History of the Town of Worcester, 84-85]

      "A Farmer's Dream -- By far the best farm buy in the area. A beautiful property. All white buildings. 3 car garage. Large Early American home with up to 6 bedrooms, 2 baths, hot water heat, 110 head of stock, bulk tank with pipeline, 2 cement silos, 3 tractors plus complete line of machinery. River flat land .. complete only $88,000 ..." [Newspaper advertisement, T116]

1967 -- "Gilbert Smith has announced that the entire purebred Jersey herd from Smiths dairy in Worcester has been sold to Pryor Bros., Hendersonville, N.C. The Smith herd numbered 102 head and have joined the Pryor Bros. herd of about 350 Jerseys. Pryor Bros. retail milk under the all Jersey trademark.
      "The Smith farm was purchased in 1926 by the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Smith. The original cows were brought from Greene county. Mr. Smith started a retail milk business in the Worcester and East Worcester area in 1928, assisted by his sons, Gilbert and Matt E. Smith. This business was carried on until 1965 when the milk business was sold to Mountain Dairy of Cobleskill.
      "Matt is now president of the Farmers and Traders Insurance Co. in Syracuse. Gilbert told the Times-Monitor that the farm is for sale and his future plans are indefinite. However, spring crops will be planted, he said.
      "The farm is jointly owned by Gilbert and Matt Smith and has been one of the outstanding dairies in New York state for many years." [Worcester Times-Schenevus Monitor, T188; maps of Smith property, T182-T184]]

1969, July 24 -- "Announcement has been made this week of the sale of the well-known Smith dairy farm in Worcester to Mr. and Mrs. John Stockdale of Ridgetown, N.J. ... Mr. and Mrs. Stockdale expect to take possession on Aug. 2 and will reside there with their youngest son. The Stockdales will raise beef cattle and later they expect to add truck gardening to their operation. ..." [Newspaper article, T186]

1969, August 1 -- Smiths' Jersey Dairy machinery and equipment is sold at auction. [Auction notice, T188]

1997 -- A photograph of "Gilbert F. Smith Supervising the bottling operation at Smiths' milk house" appears on page 58 of A Bicentennial History of the Town of Worcester.

1999, November 9 -- "Worcester -- Gilbert F. Smith, 87, of Worcester, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Robinson Terrace in Stamford.
      "He was born Sept. 27, 1912, in Cornwallville, the son of Albert E. and Minnie A. (France) Smith.
      "He married Irene DeLong on March 30, 1934, in Worcester. She predeceased him on March 25, 1998.
      "Mr. Smith moved to Worcester in the eighth grade. He lived on the family farm, Smith Jersey Dairy. The family had a retail milk route in Worcester, East Worcester and Schenevus.
      "In 1970, he and his family moved into the village of Worcester. Mr. Smith then worked for Rua & Sons Hardware Co. in Cobleskill and after retirement spent the winters in Bradenton, Fla.
      "Mr. Smith was a member of the Worcester United Methodist Church, and at one time was an official on the board and was the treasurer for the church; he was a member and past master of the Schenevus Valley Masonic Lodge 592; a member and past officer of the Worcester Historical Society; a member of the Worcester Grange 1274; GLF/Agway councilman; on the board of directors for the Eastern Artificial Breeders; a councilman for the town of Worcester; and on the Worcester Assessment Board.
      "Mr. Smith is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Bernard Hoye of Worcester, Gwen and Donald Petro of Petaluma, Calif., and Harriet and Douglas Cornwell of Schoharie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald G. and Sue Smith of Cold Brook and Bruce A. and Janice Smith of Oneonta; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, Matt E. and Charlotte Smith of Syracuse; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
      "Calling hours will be from noon until the service time at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at the United Methodist Church, Main Street, Worcester.
      "A Masonic service will be held at 1 p.m. by the Schenevus Valley Masonic Lodge 592 and the funeral service will follow, with the Rev. Joyce Allen, pastor, officiating.
      "Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Worcester.
      "Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Smith to the Worcester Historical Society ... or the United Methodist Church ...
      "Funeral arrangements are by the E.J. Skinner Co., 115 Main St., Worcester." [Obituary of Gilbert F. Smith, T216-T217]

1999, November 11 -- Pallbearers were Gerald G. Smith, Bruce A. Smith, Bernard F. Hoye, Jr., Donald P. Petro, Douglas A. Cornwell, Lowell E. Smith and Lawrence A. DeLong.

Notes for I
RENE MARJORY DELONG:
      Middle name variations -- Marjorie on certification of birth [D102]; Marjory on 1932 Hartwick College Commencement program [D105] and on 1934 marriage announcement [D109]

1916, November 8 -- "Irene Delong" in cast of Home Talent Show, The Wieting, Worcester. [T215]

1967, March 22 -- "Congratulations! You should be proud that you were nominated as a candidate for 1967 Teacher of the Year in New York State. As such, your local colleagues recognize you as representative of the best in the teaching profession." [Letter from Gladys E. Newell, President of the New York State Teachers Association, to Mrs. Irene D. Smith, D135]

1998, March 26 -- "Worcester -- Irene DeLong Smith, 86, of Worcester died Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at Robinson Terrace, Stamford.
      "She was born April 10, 1911 in Worcester, the daughter of Arthur S. and Harriett D. (Albert) DeLong.
      "She married Gilbert F. Smith on March 30, 1934 in Worcester.
      "Mrs. Smith was a Worcester resident all of her life. She lived on the Smith Jersey Dairy Farm until 1970 when she and her family moved into the village [4 Elm Street].
      "She and her husband spent the winters in [Lincoln Arms, Box 81, 5030 14th Street West] Bradenton, Fla. [34207]
      "She was a graduate of Worcester Central School and was in the first graduating class from Hartwick College in Oneonta and also has taken graduate courses at Syracuse University and SUNY Oneonta.
      "Mrs. Smith was an elementary school teacher for the Worcester Central School for many years.
      "Mrs. Smith was a member of the Worcester United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, was the Worcester Historical Society Curator, a board member of the Worcester Library, a member of the Worcester Woman's Club, the DAR Iroquois Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Retired New York State Teachers Association. She also taught 4-H and Girl Scouts and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Schenevus.
      "She is survived by her husband, Gilbert F. Smith; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Bernard Hoye of Worcester, Gwen and Donald Petro of Petaluma, Calif. and Harriet and Douglas Cornwell of Schoharie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald G. and Sue Smith of Mohawk and Bruce A. and Janice Smith of Oneonta; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Matthias and Charlotte Smith of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews.
      "She was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Everett.
      "A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 1998 at the Worcester United Methodist Church ...
      "The Rev. Joyce Allen, pastor, and the Rev. John Phillippe, retired, will be officiating.
      "Burial will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Worcester ...
      "Calling hours will be Saturday, March 28 from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at the Worcester United Methodist Church.
      "Contributions may be made in loving memory of Mrs. Smith to the Worcester Historical Society ... or the United Methodist Church ...
      "Funeral arrangements are by E.J. Skinner Co., 115 Main St., Worcester." [Oneonta Daily Star, C149]

1998, March 28 -- Pallbearers were Gerald G. Smith, Bruce A. Smith, Lowell E. Smith, Bernard F. Hoye, Jr., Donald P. Petro, Douglas A. Cornwell and Lawrence A. DeLong. [Irene Smith funeral program, C151]
     

Marriage Notes for G
ILBERT SMITH and IRENE DELONG:
1934 -- "Worcester, March 30 -- Miss Irene M. DeLong, daughter of Arthur S. DeLong, of this village, became the bride of Gilbert F. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Smith, of this village, at a pretty ceremony performed at the bride's home on Water street at 3:30 this afternoon. Rev. L.C. Jones, the bride's pastor, officiated. Only the members of the immediate families witnessed the ceremony.
      "The bride was charmingly gowned in blue and wore a corsage of yellow and white. Her bridesmaid, a classmate at Hartwick College, Miss Viola Paetznick of Herkimer, wore yellow. The best man was Edward J. McCabe, Jr., of this village, a senior at Cornell university.
      "Following the ceremony, light refreshments were served and the couple left on a trip to Washington and New York city. They will make their home here on their return.
      "Mrs. Smith is a teacher in the Central school here, while the groom is associated in business with his father, operator of Smiths' dairy. Both the bride and groom are graduates of Worcester High School and the former graduated from Hartwick college in 1932." [Newspaper article, D117 and T211]      

      "Mr. Arthur DeLong announces the marriage of his daughter Irene Marjory to Mr. Gilbert Smith on Saturday, March the thirty-first nineteen hundred and thirty-four Worcester, New York" [D109] On one copy of this announcement, "thirty-first" is altered by hand to read "thirty-th." [D118 and T214] Saturday was March 31. [World Almanac perpetual calendar]

      "My Son is my son till he takes a wife
      "My Daughter is my daughter through my whole life" [Handwritten note by Arthur S. DeLong, D109]
     
Children of G
ILBERT SMITH and IRENE DELONG are:
  i.   PATRICIA ANN11 SMITH114, b. September 02, 1936, Cooperstown, New York115,116; m. BERNARD FRANCIS HOYE, JR.117, November 22, 1958, Rectory, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Worcester, N.Y.118; b. July 21, 1935, Walton, New York119.
  Notes for PATRICIA ANN SMITH:
1954, October 19 -- "Patricia Ann Smith, Hartwick College school of nursing student, yesterday received the $350 scholarship given by the Otsego County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association.
      "Miss Edith Lacey, chairman of the association's scholarship committee and dean of the nursing school, presented the award on behalf of the scholarship committee ...
      "Miss Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Smith, Worcester. Her mother is a 1932 graduate of Hartwick College.
      "Miss Smith was active in school affairs at Worcester Central School, where she graduated in 1954. She was class secretary, on the school paper, Student Council, Music Club, cheerleaders and elected to the Sportsmanship Brotherhood.
      "She received the American Agriculturist Foundation award and other awards in homemaking, speaking contests, music, arts and crafts and poster contest.
      "The scholarship is being supplemented by the school of nursing to give Patricia a full tuition scholarship of $500." [Oneonta Star, including photo, T221; won again in 1955, T222]

  Marriage Notes for PATRICIA SMITH and BERNARD HOYE:
1957, February 19 -- "Worcester -- "Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert F. Smith, 20 Main St., this village, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Ann, to Bernard F. Hoye, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Hoye, also of Worcester.
      "The bride-elect is a junior at the Hartwick College School of Nursing, where she is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. She is a graduate of Worcester Central School.
      "Her fiance is a graduate of Worcester Central School and of Paul Smith's College of Forestry, where he was a member of Beta Alpha Lambda. He is employed by the New York State Department of Public Works. ..." [Oneonta Star, T224]

1958 -- "Worcester -- "Miss Patricia Ann Smith and Bernard F. Hoye, Jr., were married at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 22, in the rectory of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. Raymond Halpin. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert F. Smith, Worcester, and Mr. Hoye is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Hoye, also of Worcester.
      " ... Miss Gwen Smith, Worcester, was maid of honor for her sister. ... Best man was Robert Lane, Schenectady.
      "A reception for members of the family was held at the home of the bride's family in Worcester.
      "Following a wedding trip to Washington, D.C., the newlyweds will live at 71 Fair Street, Cooperstown.
      "The bride is a graduate of Worcester Central School and Hartwick College School of Nursing. She is employed at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
      "The bridegroom is a graduate of Worcester Central School and Paul Smith's College. He is employed by the New York State Department of Public Works." [Newspaper article, T226-T227; The Worcester Times-Schenevus Monitor, November 27, 1958, T228]

  ii.   GWEN ALMA SMITH120, b. January 03, 1940, Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York121; m. DONALD PETER PETRO122, August 23, 1963, Perlacher Forst Chapel, Munich, Germany123; b. July 21, 1933, Cleveland, Ohio124.
  Notes for GWEN ALMA SMITH:
1959, June 4 -- "Miss Gwen Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Smith, was graduated on Saturday from a two year secretarial course at the Alfred Agricultural and Technical school.
      "Attending from Worcester were her parents ... her grandmother, Mrs. Albert E. Smith; her brothers, Gerald and Bruce, and sisters, Mrs. Bernard Hoye Jr. of Cooperstown and Miss Harriet Smith of Worcester ..." [Newspaper article, D71]

1961 -- "Home for Christmas before leaving the U.S. to serve abroad with the United States Foreign Service is Gwen A. Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Smith of 20 Main street, Worcester.
      "She will fly from New York Jan. 3 for Germany to serve as a secretary in the American Consulate General in Munich for the next two years.
      "Miss Smith is a graduate of Worcester Central and Alfred State Technical Institute. At the time of her appointment to the Foreign Service staff of the Department of State, she was a stenographer with the N.Y. State Department of Health.
      "Since her arrival in Washington, D.C. in May, Miss Smith has been receiving training in the Bureau of European Affairs of the Department of State. Her Washington assignment was capped by a three weeks' orientation course at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Va., where new employees are familiarized with conditions they will encounter overseas, as well as with matters of protocol and diplomatic procedure." [Newspaper article, T250; similar article in Oneonta Star, December 28, 1961, P111]

  Marriage Notes for GWEN SMITH and DONALD PETRO:
1963 -- "Miss Gwen Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Smith, Worcester, became the bride of Donald Petro in a ceremony performed Aug. 23 at Perlacher Forst Chapel, Munich, Germany, with Air Force Chaplain James E.W. Stewart officiating.
      "Mr. Petro, the son of Mrs. Helen Fredrichs of Cleveland, Ohio, is an auto salesman working as an overseas representative of Anglo Automobile, San Francisco, Cal.
      "... maid of honor was Miss Frances Leicht. Best man was Thomas Clohessy.
      "Following the ceremony, a reception for the group of friends, given by Miss Leicht, was held.
      "The couple has been honeymooning at the Dalmatian Coast and the off shore Adriatic Islands in Yugoslavia.
      "Mrs. Petro is an employee of the Foreign Service of the United States Department of State, and has been stationed at Munich for the past year and a half.
      "She is a graduate of Worcester Central School, class of 1957, and was graduated from Alfred Agricultural and Technical Institute in 1959. She entered the employ of the State Department in May, 1960 and was employed in State Department offices at Washington before being transferred to Germany.
      "Mr. Petro was graduated from high school at Cleveland and attended Ohio State University. He worked both in New York and San Francisco, Cal. and has been overseas for the past two years.
      "The couple will be in Germany until October 1964, after which they plan to make their home in San Francisco." [Worcester Times-Schenevus Monitor, T251]

  iii.   GERALD GILBERT SMITH125, b. September 06, 1941, Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York126; m. (1) CAROLEE MARY COYE127, August 06, 1966, Methodist Church, Smyrna, New York128; b. August 01, 1943129; m. (2) SUSAN HOLLY VOORIS130, June 23, 1994, Mohawk, New York130; b. December 06, 1950, Huntington, Long Island, New York130.
  Notes for GERALD GILBERT SMITH:
1959, April 12 -- "Worcester Central School Seniors, Class of 1959 -- enjoyed a visit to Washington during Easter vacation ... Back row: ... Jerry Smith ..." [Worcester Times-Schenevus Monitor; photo; D143]

      "Marine Aviation Cadet Gerald G. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert F. Smith of 20 Main street, Worcester, on Mar. 8 made his first solo flight in a jet trainer while undergoing flight training with Training Squadron Seven at the McCain Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Meridian, Miss.
      "Students in the training squadron receive approximately 18 hours of dual instruction in the North American T2J-1 'Buckeye' jet trainer before attempting their first solo flights.
      "Cadet Smith entered the service in April 1962 and is a graduate of Cobleskill Agricultural and Technical Institute." [Newspaper article]

  Marriage Notes for GERALD SMITH and CAROLEE COYE:
      "Mr. and Mrs. Clayton W. Coye of Smyrna announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolee Mary, to Gerald G. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert F. Smith.
      "Miss Coye graduated from Sherburne Central school and is presently a senior in music at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
      "Mr. Smith graduated from Worcester Central school and from the State Agricultural and Technical Institute at Cobleskill. He served with the United States Marine Corps and is presently employed with Agway, Inc." [Worcester Times-Schenevus Monitor and other newspaper articles, T262-T263]

1966 -- "Smyrna -- Miss Carolee M. Coye, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton W. Coye, of Smyrna, was married August 6 to Gerald Gilbert Smith, son on Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert F. Smith of Worcester, in the Smyrna Methodist Church.
      "The Rev. William W. Sullivan, pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Bridgeport, Conn., uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony, assisted by Rev. William B. Gritman, pastor of the church. ...
      "Mrs. Robert G. Wright of North Norwich was her sister's matron of honor.
      "Bridesmaids were Harriet Smith, sister of the groom, of Worcester, Mary Anne Sullivan, cousin of the bride, of New York City and Nancy Cramer, Ayer, Mass.
      "Jo Anne Wright and Bernard Hoye, niece and nephew of the newlyweds, served as flower girl and ring bearer.
      "Reginald D. Osborn, of South Valley, was best man.
      "Ushers were Ronald Head of Worcester, Lowell Smith of Fayetteville and Bruce Smith of Worcester.
      "Mrs. Smith, a graduate of Sherburne Central School and the State University of New York at Buffalo will teach vocal music in the Elementary schools of Cobleskill this fall.
      "Mr. Smith graduated from Worcester Central School and State Agricultural and Technical Institute at Cobleskill. He served with the United States Marine Corps and is presently employed with Agway, Inc., at Fort Plain.
      "Mr. and Mrs. Smith will make their home in Cobleskill." [Newspaper article, T264]

  iv.   HARRIET IRENE SMITH131,132, b. April 27, 1948, Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York133; m. DOUGLAS ARTHUR CORNWELL134, August 14, 1971, United Methodist Church, Worcester, New York134,135; b. December 23, 1946, Schenectady, New York136.
  Notes for HARRIET IRENE SMITH:
      "Four area girls are among the 81 persons who have successfully passed the recent state examination for dental hygienist. Newly licensed hygienists include ... Harriet Irene Smith, Worcester." [Newspaper article, T294]

  v.   BRUCE ALBERT SMITH136, b. December 12, 1952, Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York137,138; m. JANICE MARGARET HAMWEY139, June 19, 1976, Oneonta, New York139; b. June 12, 1953, Oneonta, New York139.
  Notes for JANICE MARGARET HAMWEY:
      The Hamwey family is Greek in origin. [Janice H. Smith]


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