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Nelson Smith1

Male
b. 1 July 1923, d. 5 June 1996


Family Mary Belle Parks
Children  1. Christopher Smith
  2. Joseph Nelson Smith
  3. David Dennis Smith

Note*   Nelson is the son of Robert Irly Smith (b. GA) and Sally Partin(b. FL).2,3 
Marriage*   Principal=Mary Belle Parks1 
Birth* 1 July 1923  Kissimmee, Osceola Co., FL1,4,5 
SSN* 5 June 1996  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J178-4Y9#
first name: Nelson
middle name:
last name: Smith
name suffix:
birth date: 1 July 1923
social security number: 262-24-0930
place of issuance: Florida
last residence: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida
zip code of last residence: 32601
death date: 5 June 1996
estimated age at death: 73
Collection: Nelson Smith, "United States Social Security Death Index"5 
Death* 5 June 1996  Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL1,4,5 
News/Obit* 6 June 1996  Nelson Smith

Nelson Smith of Gainesville died Wednesday at Alachua General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 72.

He was a retired biological research technician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Born in Kissimmee, Mr. Smith moved to Gainesville in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the central Europe campaign. His unit, the 20th Armored Division Liberators, was honored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council for liberating inmates at Nazi concentration camps. He also received the Bronze Star.

He attended high school in Orlando and later attended Purdue University in Indiana.

Mr. Smith was the emergency coordinator for Gainesville Harvest and was a member of First United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Gainesville Civitan Club and the Rhode Island Historical Society.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Belle Smith of Gainesville; three sons, Joseph Smith of Alachua, Christopher Smith of Gainesville and David Smith of Jacksonville; four sisters, Thelma Russell of Orlando, Jeanette Hanna of Union City, Mich., Freida Britt of Kissimmee and Rebecca Michalsen of Plymouth; and three grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.

Published in the Gainesville Sun, The (FL) - June 6, 19964 

Citations
  1. [S797] Ancestry.com Historical Records and Person Search, online http://records.ancestry.com/Home/Results, http://records.ancestry.com/Nelson_Smith_records.ashx?pid=207943401.
  2. [S1288] Florida State Census, 1935 .
  3. [S1521] Unknown compiler, 22 Apr 2012.
  4. [S323] News Bank.
  5. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.


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