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Smith, Ethel Dean, 1900
    Died March 25, 1979

Albion College Graduate
Class of 1924

Ethel Smith was born January 25, 1900, the daughter of George and Belle Dean. She graduated from Albion College in 1924, marrying Reginald Smith that same year. Ethel attended the University of Illinois for two years to study dietetics and food service.

She was a member of the Methodist Ladies’ Aid Society, a church trustee and steward, and a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service. She was a vice president of the Community Concerts Association and with Reginald, helped start the Albion Youth Hostel. She served as president of E.L.T. Club and vice president of the Community Chest Board. She was also a member of Delta Gamma, AAUW, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Ethel died on March 25, 1979.

Source: Albion Public Library, Local History Room

From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.

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