Jesse Benarr Smith

28 Jan 1910 - 15 Jan 1974

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Jesse Benarr Smith

28 Jan 1910 - 15 Jan 1974
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Grave site information of Jesse Benarr Smith (28 Jan 1910 - 15 Jan 1974) at Pleasant Grove City Cemetery in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Jesse Benarr Smith

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Pleasant Grove City Cemetery

301-945 Utah 146
Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah
United States
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January 6, 2012
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December 30, 2011

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JESSIE BENARR SMITH

Contributor: Rbemis01 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

MY NAME IS ROBERT G. BEZZANT A NEPHEW OF UNCLE"BENARR". I WAS A DAUGHTER OF HIS ODER SISTER LURETHA. I GREW UP TILL AGE 10 IN BINGHAM AND FARMINGTON UTAH AND HAD ONLY ONE REMEMBRANCE OF UNCLE BENARR DURING THAT TIME. WE HAD COME DOWN TO PLEASANT GROVE FOR A VISIT AND MY DAD HAD A NEW MODEL A FORD SEDAN WITH THE WINDSHIELD STICKER PENDING GETTING LICENSE PLATES FASTENED TO THE LOWER RIGHT OF THE WINDSHIELD. DAD WAS TAKING UNCLE BENARR AND ME ON A TEST DRIVE OUT LOCUST AVENUE IN PG. I WAS SO SHORT THAT I HAD TO STAND BETWEEN UNCLE BENARRS LEGS ON THE FLOOR OF THE CAR TO SEE OUT THE WINDSHIELD AT WHAT WAS GOING ON. I REMEMBER HAVING TO MOVE AROUND TO AVOID THE BLOCKAGE OF THE STICKER TO ENJOY THE TRIP. LATER ON AFTER WE MOVED TO PG THERE WAS MORE CONTACT. HE WAS LEFT MOTHERLESS AT A YOUNG AGE AND BEING NEST TO LAST IN LINE OF THE KIDS KIND OF HAD TO RAISE HIMSELF WITH HELP FROM THE OLDER GIRLS AND BROTHER ELDORES. ONE WAY AND ANOTHER HE FINISHED SCHOOL AND WORKED WHERE EVER. HE AND DADS BROTHER RAY BEZZANT WERE ABOUT THE SAME AGE AND FAMILY SITUATION. ONE TIME THEY WENT TOGETHER AND BOUGHT A 3 TON FORD STAKE BODY FORD TRUCK THAT THEY WERE GOING TO GO IN THE PEDDLING OF FRUIT BUSINESS THAT THEIR DADS HAD MADE A LIVING DOING. THE ADVENTURE WAS FROUGHT WITH NEW EXPERIENCES LIKE WHEN THEY BOUGHT A TRUCK LOAD OF RASPBERRIES IN THE CRATE AND SET OUT TO PEDDLE THEM. IF THEY DIDN'T SELL QUICKLY THE BECAME MOLDY IN THE HO TDAY TEMPERATURE AND WERE LOST . I CAN STILL SEE THEM PITCHING THE CUPS OF BERRIES OVER THE SIDE OF THE TRUCK INTO THE WASH BELOW DADS HOUSE. THE BOYS ALSO DRANK A LITTLE AND CRASHED THE TRUCK ON HIGHWAY 89 OUTSIDE PG. WHEN THE WAR STARTED BENARR FOUND HIMSELF IN THE ARMY AIR CORPS STATIONED IN TEXAS SOMEWHERE. HE CAME HOME ONCE FOR CHRISTMAS AND WE BOYS WERE IMPRESSED WITH AN UNCLE IN UNIFORM. WE TRIED ON HIS HAT AND JACKET AND WONDERED WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO BE A SOLDIER. AFTER THE WAR HE WOUND UP IN FALLON, NEVADA LIVING WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AND COMPRISING THE COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE HEAD. ONCE WHEN OUR LITTLE FAMILY WAS DRIVING TO UTAH WE WENT THROUGH FALLON ABOUT 9 PM AND INQUIRED WHERE WE COULD FIND HIM TO VISIT. THE FELLOW WE ASKED SAID O YOU MEAN "JESS" HE IS DOWN AT THE POOL HALL/BAR. WE WENT DOWN AND FOUND HIM AND HAD A NICE BUT SHORT VISIT WHERE HE BOUGHT CANDY BARS ALL AROUND FOR THE KIDS AND GRILLED ME ON HOW TO ESTIMATE HOW MUCH ROAD OIL WAS IN THE TANK OF THE CONSTRUCTION TANKER AT VARIOUS DEPTHS WHEN HE WAS BUILDING ROADS. THE TANK WAS ELLIPTICAL IN CROSS SECTION SO NOT SO STRAIGHT FORWARD. I WAS NOT MUCH HELP THOUGH I WAS A COLLEGE GRADUATE ENGINEER. I FINALLY SUGGESTED PLOTTING THE CROSS SECTION TO SCALE AND COUNTING SQUARES TIMES LENGTH TO GET VOLUME. WE LEFT AND CAMPED OUTSIDE OF TOWN ,THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM ALIVE. HE LIVED ALONG TIME WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AND FINALLY PASSED AWAY AND WAS BURIED IN PLEASANT GROVE AS I REMEMBER. THE PICTURE OF THE MEN IN THE MEMORIES IS OF THE SMITH BROTHER IN LAWS OF MY FATHER, GLEN BEZZANT: BENARR SMITH, VERN CULLIMORE, ALMA "PERC" STEWART, AND PAUL ADAMSON AND MYSELF.WE WERE HUNTING DEER IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE BEAVER UTAH AND WERE SHOWING OUR HARVEST.

Life timeline of Jesse Benarr Smith

1910
Jesse Benarr Smith was born on 28 Jan 1910
Jesse Benarr Smith was 20 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Jesse Benarr Smith was 30 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Jesse Benarr Smith was 36 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Jesse Benarr Smith was 43 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Jesse Benarr Smith was 55 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Jesse Benarr Smith died on 15 Jan 1974 at the age of 64
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