Elvin Bennett Smith

25 Mar 1917 - 4 Oct 2008

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25 Mar 1917 - 4 Oct 2008
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Elvin Bennett Smith

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American Fork Cemetery

601-699 Alpine Hwy
American Fork, Utah, Utah
United States

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1st Lt US Army Air Force World War II Our Children: Elaine, Merrill, Jacqueline, OUR CHILDREN ELAINE MERRILL JACQUELINE

Military Service

FIRST LIEUTENANT
US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
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Summertime in Richland, WA

Contributor: finnsh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 3 months ago

When I was a young boy I would love to go see Grandpa and Grandma Smith. He always had me laughing and I enjoyed the adventure the entire time. From agate hunting in the trails near his home, making creative kites, bike rides and playing UNO. We had a blast. Agate hunting: We would go hunting for agates in the 100 degree weather for hours together. Grandpa would always keep us going by seeing who could fill up their pockets with the most agates. We would hold the rock and look through to make sure we had found a legitimate agate. The walk back was not the exciting part, but it was worth the walk to find those beautiful agates. Making Kites: I let Grandpa Smith know that I would love to fly a kite with him. Rather than buying a kite, we went to the hardware store and purchased the supplies to build a kite. We had a kite that was nearly 6 feet wide. We had a hard time getting the kite out of the door, but once we were in the field near their home we had a blast flying the kite...until the twine snapped and the kite flew on top of the hospital nearby. It was fun while it lasted. Playing UNO: We played UNO regularly with Grandma and Grandpa. Elvin would always say, "Lets play this according to "Oily" (In reference to Hoyle)." That saying has carried on to my family. We play all games according to "Oily." Grandpa went to get a snack while I dealt the cards. I made sure that I had many of the Draw Two cards and all Draw Four cards. I had a hand sure to beat Grandpa. The only problem was that I had to use the bathroom and he traded me hands. Needless to say, I lost! My 1-2 week adventure in Richland each year is something that I will never forget!

Summertime in Richland, WA

Contributor: Simini Created: 1 year ago Updated: 3 months ago

When I was a young boy I would love to go see Grandpa and Grandma Smith. He always had me laughing and I enjoyed the adventure the entire time. From agate hunting in the trails near his home, making creative kites, bike rides and playing UNO. We had a blast. Agate hunting: We would go hunting for agates in the 100 degree weather for hours together. Grandpa would always keep us going by seeing who could fill up their pockets with the most agates. We would hold the rock and look through to make sure we had found a legitimate agate. The walk back was not the exciting part, but it was worth the walk to find those beautiful agates. Making Kites: I let Grandpa Smith know that I would love to fly a kite with him. Rather than buying a kite, we went to the hardware store and purchased the supplies to build a kite. We had a kite that was nearly 6 feet wide. We had a hard time getting the kite out of the door, but once we were in the field near their home we had a blast flying the kite...until the twine snapped and the kite flew on top of the hospital nearby. It was fun while it lasted. Playing UNO: We played UNO regularly with Grandma and Grandpa. Elvin would always say, "Lets play this according to "Oily" (In reference to Hoyle)." That saying has carried on to my family. We play all games according to "Oily." Grandpa went to get a snack while I dealt the cards. I made sure that I had many of the Draw Two cards and all Draw Four cards. I had a hand sure to beat Grandpa. The only problem was that I had to use the bathroom and he traded me hands. Needless to say, I lost! My 1-2 week adventure in Richland each year is something that I will never forget!

Summertime in Richland, WA

Contributor: TerriBuchanan Created: 1 year ago Updated: 3 months ago

When I was a young boy I would love to go see Grandpa and Grandma Smith. He always had me laughing and I enjoyed the adventure the entire time. From agate hunting in the trails near his home, making creative kites, bike rides and playing UNO. We had a blast. Agate hunting: We would go hunting for agates in the 100 degree weather for hours together. Grandpa would always keep us going by seeing who could fill up their pockets with the most agates. We would hold the rock and look through to make sure we had found a legitimate agate. The walk back was not the exciting part, but it was worth the walk to find those beautiful agates. Making Kites: I let Grandpa Smith know that I would love to fly a kite with him. Rather than buying a kite, we went to the hardware store and purchased the supplies to build a kite. We had a kite that was nearly 6 feet wide. We had a hard time getting the kite out of the door, but once we were in the field near their home we had a blast flying the kite...until the twine snapped and the kite flew on top of the hospital nearby. It was fun while it lasted. Playing UNO: We played UNO regularly with Grandma and Grandpa. Elvin would always say, "Lets play this according to "Oily" (In reference to Hoyle)." That saying has carried on to my family. We play all games according to "Oily." Grandpa went to get a snack while I dealt the cards. I made sure that I had many of the Draw Two cards and all Draw Four cards. I had a hand sure to beat Grandpa. The only problem was that I had to use the bathroom and he traded me hands. Needless to say, I lost! My 1-2 week adventure in Richland each year is something that I will never forget!

Summertime in Richland, WA

Contributor: Celique Created: 3 months ago Updated: 3 months ago

When I was a young boy I would love to go see Grandpa and Grandma Smith. He always had me laughing and I enjoyed the adventure the entire time. From agate hunting in the trails near his home, making creative kites, bike rides and playing UNO. We had a blast. Agate hunting: We would go hunting for agates in the 100 degree weather for hours together. Grandpa would always keep us going by seeing who could fill up their pockets with the most agates. We would hold the rock and look through to make sure we had found a legitimate agate. The walk back was not the exciting part, but it was worth the walk to find those beautiful agates. Making Kites: I let Grandpa Smith know that I would love to fly a kite with him. Rather than buying a kite, we went to the hardware store and purchased the supplies to build a kite. We had a kite that was nearly 6 feet wide. We had a hard time getting the kite out of the door, but once we were in the field near their home we had a blast flying the kite...until the twine snapped and the kite flew on top of the hospital nearby. It was fun while it lasted. Playing UNO: We played UNO regularly with Grandma and Grandpa. Elvin would always say, "Lets play this according to "Oily" (In reference to Hoyle)." That saying has carried on to my family. We play all games according to "Oily." Grandpa went to get a snack while I dealt the cards. I made sure that I had many of the Draw Two cards and all Draw Four cards. I had a hand sure to beat Grandpa. The only problem was that I had to use the bathroom and he traded me hands. Needless to say, I lost! My 1-2 week adventure in Richland each year is something that I will never forget!

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FIRST LIEUTENANT, US ARMY AIR FORCES, WORLD WAR II

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FIRST LIEUTENANT

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US ARMY AIR FORCES

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WORLD WAR II

Life timeline of Elvin Bennett Smith

Elvin Bennett Smith was born on 25 Mar 1917
Elvin Bennett Smith was 11 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
1928
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Elvin Bennett Smith was 22 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.
1939
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Elvin Bennett Smith was 25 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. 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.
1941
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Elvin Bennett Smith was 36 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.
1953
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Elvin Bennett Smith was 52 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
1969
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Elvin Bennett Smith was 55 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
1972
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Elvin Bennett Smith was 72 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
1989
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Elvin Bennett Smith was 73 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
1990
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Elvin Bennett Smith died on 4 Oct 2008 at the age of 91
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