Person:Freda Smith (1)

Freda Belle Smith
m. 14 Apr 1904
  1. Freda Belle Smith1905 - 2005
  2. David Irwin Smith1906 - 1964
  3. Velma A Smith1912 - 1991
  4. Dorothy Marie Smith1915 - 1985
  5. Gladys Fern Smith1918 - 2011
m. 21 Jul 1923
  1. Julia Jane Bailey1925 - 1999
m. 22 Oct 1977
Facts and Events
Name Freda Belle Smith
Gender Female
Birth? 19 Feb 1905 Paw Paw, Van Buren, MI
Marriage 21 Jul 1923 Chicago, Cook County, ILto Robert Fitzsimmons Bailey
Reference Number Robert Fitzsimmons Bailey
Marriage 22 Oct 1977 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, MIto Arthur Hobart HAZZARD
Reference Number Arthur Hobart HAZZARD
Death[1] 11 Nov 2005 Williamsburg, James City Co., Virginia
Reference Number? 2973
Reference Number? SMITFRED1905
Soc Sec No? 369-18-0013

Freda Belle was 18 when she married Bob Bailey (he was 26 years old).

There is a separate document containing a diary of Freda. 

Freda Bailey Hazzard WILLIAMSBURG - Freda Bailey (née Smith) Hazzard left this earth on Nov. 11, 2005. Born to Walter A. and Etta L. (née Kurtz) Smith of Allegan and Barry counties, Mich., on Feb. 19, 1905, in Paw Paw, Mich., she married Robert Fitzsimmons Bailey on July 21, 1923, in Chicago, Ill. They raised their family in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Robert died in 1964. In 1977, Freda married Arthur Hobart Hazzard in Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Hazzard and Freda were active members of the National Iris Society, and were recognized throughout the world for their propagation of many prize iris. Mr. Hazzard died in 1982. Mrs. Hazzard graduated from Western University, Kalamazoo, and retired from the Kalamazoo Airport, where she was employed as a secretary. She was a member of the Stockbridge Methodist Church in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Williamsburg United Methodist Church in Williamsburg. She is survived by her beloved son, James W. Bailey, and son-in-law, the Rev. Richard G. Jansen, both of Williamsburg. Her daughter, Julia J. Jansen, preceded her death in 1999, and her daughter-in-law, Lucile (née Wilbourne) Bailey, preceded her in death in 1990. She is also survived by her sister, Gladys Stuifbergen of Bruce Crossing, Mich.; five granddaughters, Kathryn J. (Jansen) Todd of Livingston, Mont., and Carol Ann (Jansen) Greene of Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Lori J. (Bailey) Goldstein, Terrill L. (Bailey) Adams and Christina R. Bailey, all of Williamsburg, Va.; and five grandsons, Richard G. Jansen of Richmond, Va., Robert J. Jansen of Woodville, N.Y., Steven L. Bailey of Aliso Viejo, Los Angeles, Calif., William E. Jansen of Soest, Netherlands, and William M. Bailey of Williamsburg, Va.; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother, all of Michigan, preceded her in death. Our mother, grandmother and friend was deeply loved. We know she is at peace with the Lord and her family. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 263 McLaws Circle, Suite 203, Williamsburg, VA, or the American Cancer Society, 895 Middleground Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, VA 23606. On line condolences may be registered at Published in the Daily Press on 11/13/2005.

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