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army officer.

George Rodney Smith, American army officer. Member Loyal Legion, Military Order of Carabao. Campaign badges for service against Apache Indians and during insurrection in the Philippines.

Background

Smith, George Rodney was born on May 7, 1850 in at Smith’s Mills, Chautauqua Company, New York, United States. Son of Hiram and Melissa Phelps (Love) Smith.

Education

Graduate Collegiate Institute, Jamestown, New York, 1869. Graduate of the United States Military Academy, 1875.

Career

Commnd. 2d. Lieutenant, 12th United States Infantry, June 16, 1875. First lieutenant, January 11, 1881. Major and p.m., July 5, 1882.

Lieutenant-colonel, deputy p.m.-general, January 25, 1904. Colonel, assistant p.m.-general, April 7, 1908. P.m.-general, February 16, 1912.

Brig.-general, Question Manager Corps, November 1, 1912. Retired, February 15, 1913.

Membership

Member Loyal Legion, Military Order of Carabao. Campaign badges for service against Apache Indians and during insurrection in the Philippines. Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase.

Connections

Married Corinne Barrett, of Jamestown, August 19, 1879.

father:
Hiram Smith

mother:
Melissa Phelps (Love) Smith

spouse:
Corinne Barrett