George Harding Smith (Photo colorized by the Norwood Historical Society)

Obituary for George Harding Smith (Aged 83)

Funeral services for George Harding Smith, prominent Norwood businessman and town official until his retirement, who died Wednesday at the Framingham Hospital, will be held Sunday afternoon at the Unitarian Church. Medfield. He was the father of Mrs. Dorothy E. Gruening, wife of Ernest Gruening, Governor of Alaska.

Mr. Smith lived in Norwood until his retirement when he removed to Medfield. He was vice president of Berwick & Smith Company and the Norwood Press. He served as president of the Norwood Board of Trade, president of the Norfolk County Federated Boards of Trade, for years was chairman of the Norwood School Committee and also served on other important town committees. He was a Mason and a Knight Templar. He was in his 83d year.

He is survived by a wife, two daughters and a son. He died Wednesday at the Framingham Hospital.

Fri, Dec 12, 1941 – The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

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