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Samuel B Smyth

Samuel B Smyth

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  • Name Samuel B Smyth 
    Born Feb 1866  NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I25054  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith DNA GRP-I-M253-18 Smith Branch: James Smyth b c 1841 IRE m Anna M (Kit# 1422****/YDNA))
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    Last Modified 26 Jul 2012 

    Father James Smyth,   b. c 1841, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna M 
    Census (Family) 1880  Troy, Rensselaer, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1880  Troy, Rensselaer, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1880  Troy, Rensselaer, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1900  Troy Ward 12, Renssalaer, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In Memoriam- Richard Andrew Smyth
      http://www.cremnc.com/sitemaker/sites/Cremat2/obit.cgi?user=766_RSmyth172
      Richard Andrew Smyth died at his home in Orange County, January 19, 2009. He was born in Milton, Massachusetts, December 28, 1933, the son of Ralston Blackburn Smyth and Eleanor Green Smyth. He is survived by his wife, Luan; by a son, Nathan. of Orange County; by a daughter, Susan Smyth, and her husband, Andrew Morris, of Versailles, Kentucky; by a son, James, of Santa Barbara, California; and by grandsons, Edward and William Morris.



      Dr. Smyth graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1955. He was a Fulbright scholar in Freibutg, Germany. Afterwards, he served in the US Marine Corps, then returned to graduate studies at Princeton and Indiana Universities. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana in 1961. From 1961 to 1999 he was a member of the Philosophy Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also received a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature. He was the author of Forms of Intuition and Peirce Reading Peirce, as well as journal articles on a variety of topics.



      Dick, as he was known to friends and colleagues, was an active member of the Republican Party, running unsuccessfully for the North Carolina Senate in 1978. He served as Precinct Chairman, County Chairman, and as a member of the North Carolina Republican Party Executive Committee. He was appointed to the Orange County Social Services Board by Governor James Martin, and served a term as Chairman. For many years he was the Saturday overnight volunteer at the Chapel Hill Interfaith Council Homeless Shelter. He worked with the prisoner release program at the Orange County Correctional Center in Hillsborough. and as a member of the Marine Corps League??s Detachment 1292, Orange County Regulators, he filled his truck with Toys for Tots.



      An accomplished genealogist, Dick completed more than a thousand pages of family history, a chapbook, for his grandsons. Some of his happiest hours were spent in the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Chapel Hill.



      A service will be held at the Damascus Congregational Christian Church, where he was a member, Saturday, February 7 at 2 pm.
    Family ID F9075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rosena K 
    Census (Family) 1900  Lansingburgh, Renssaler, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1910  Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1910  Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1910  Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1920  Boston Ward 19, Suffolk, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1930  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ralston Blackburn Smyth,   b. 14 Aug 1895,   d. Jan 1974  (Age 78 years)
     2. Charles Smyth,   b. c 1897
     3. Margaret Smyth,   b. c 1900
     4. James E Smyth,   b. c 1905
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F9076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Feb 1866 - NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Samuel Smyth 34 Rosena Smyth 33 Ralston Smyth 4 Charles Smyth 3 - 1900 - Lansingburgh, Renssaler, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Samuel B Smyth 44 Rosina K Smyth 43 Ralston B Smyth 14 Charles A Smyth 13 Margaret Smyth 10 James E Smyth 5 - 1910 - Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Samuel B Smyth 44 Rosina K Smyth 43 Ralston B Smyth 14 Charles A Smyth 13 Margaret Smyth 10 James E Smyth 5 - 1910 - Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Samuel B Smyth 44 Rosina K Smyth 43 Ralston B Smyth 14 Charles A Smyth 13 Margaret Smyth 10 James E Smyth 5 - 1910 - Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Samuel B Smyth 53 Rosina K Smyth 52 Ralston B Smyth 23 Margaret Smyth 19 James E Smyth 15 - 1920 - Boston Ward 19, Suffolk, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Samuel B Smyth 64 Rosina K Smyth 63 - 1930 - Boston, Suffolk, MA Link to Google Earth
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