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Marjorie Aileen Matthews Smith

Marjorie Aileen Matthews Smith, museum director. Named to All-American Trapshooting team Sports Afield magazine, 1960, 61; inductee Trapshooting Hall of Fame, 1998.


  • Smith, Marjorie Aileen Matthews was born on August 19, 1918 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Harry Anderson and Adelia Charlotte (Howland) Matthews.

  • Education

    • Pilot licensed, Taneytown (Maryland) Aviation Service, 1944. Certified Civil Aeronautics Administration navigation ground school instructor, Taneytown (Maryland) Aviation Service, 1945.


    • Founder, editor, public Spinning Wheel, Taneytown, 1945-1963. Vice president Antiques Publications, Inc., 1960-1968. President Prism Inc., 1968-1978.

      Museum director Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Vandalia, Ohio, 1976-2000, museum director emeritus, 2001—2004, secretary, 1993-1999.


    • Co-author: Handbook of Tomorrow's Antiques, 1954. Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Secretary Baltimore area council Girl Scouts United States of America, 1950. Member National League American Pen Women, Amateur Trapshooting Association (life), International Association Sports Museum and Halls of Fame (board directors 1993-1994, W.R. Schroeder Distinguished Service award 1999).



    Antiques, bridge.


    • Married Robert Woodrow Smith, July 23, 1945 (deceased March 1992).
    • father: Harry Anderson Matthews
    • mother: Adelia Charlotte (Howland) Matthews
    • spouse: Robert Woodrow Smith
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    Born August 19, 1918
    Died July 11, 2005
    (aged 86)
    • 1944
      Taneytown (Maryland) Aviation Service
    • 1945
      Taneytown (Maryland) Aviation Service
    • 1945 - 1963
      Taneytown, Maryland, United States
    • 1960 - 1968
      vice president, Antiques Publications
    • 1968 - 1978
      president, Prism Incorporated
    • 1976
      museum director, Trapshooting Hall of Fame
      Vandalia, Ohio, United States