Smith, George C.

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    SPOUSES: Lucretia Smith



    -Mr. Smith is the president of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

    June 7, 1912
    Chandler Arizona

    The family is from Santa Maria, California.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/7/1913)

    -Mr. Smith will plant ten acres of fruit trees, mostly peaches of the Elberta variety.  Several acres will be used for drying purposes.  He believes there is a market for dried peaches.  He will also set out a family orchard.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

    -Mr. Smith as president of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and other board members have approved the use of the building fund for the state highway.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

    -Mr. Smith has lost a partner in real estate with D.M. Arnold retiring.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

    -The Smith home consists of a pleasant cottage, pump house, a garage, and a chicken house. 

    He has set out ten acres of trees with 500 Elbertas, 300 Muirs, 80 Saraways, a number of Champions and Burbank plums.

    In the orchard north of the house, he is planting four acres of cotton  between the rows, while in the orchard south of the house, he is putting in cantaloupes and watermelons.

    The homeplace is about 40 acres with 30 in alfalfa.  He has two tanks that hold 4,000 gallons of water.  One of them for rainwater.  There are sleeping quarters in the pump house.

    They have about 130 acres total.  He has 40 acres north of his place, another 40 acres one half mile northwest, and ten acres a short distance west.  The homeplace touches the townsite, and is only a few blocks from the San Marcos Hotel.

    He has just sold 100 tons of hay for a good price.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/11/1913)

    -Mr. Smith sold 40 acres to Mrs. R.M. Turner, and says it is an advance from what he paid for it about a year ago.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/25/1913)

    -Mr. Smith has sold ten acres of alfalfa land to Berton Rinear and Logan Montgomery.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/25/1913)

    -Mr. Smith is head of affairs for the Chamber of Commerce in Chandler this week, but will be replaced by new management next week.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/2/1913)

    -Mr. Smith retired as President of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, and will be replaced by R.M. Turner.  He presided over the meeting on Monday until the election than graciously offered over his gavel.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -Mr. Smith has received inquiries on our school facilities from prospective buyers.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

    -Mr. Smith was at a meeting of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce where he spoke in favor of giving the deeds to the settlers.  He told of how mortgages would allow them 18 months instead of six month before being thrown off the land for lack of payment.  Also if land is sold for more than owed they get the difference.

    He also seconded the adjournment of the meeting.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -Mr. Smith with Mr. Loftus showed investor, Mr. John G. Beekley, around the Chandler project on Sunday.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -Mr. Smith's home was recently printed in the Arizona Labor Journal with other photographs of Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/6/1913)

    -Mr. Smith worked with D.M. Arnold with the selling of land to J.M. Herman.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/6/1913)

    -Mr. Smith brought Mrs. Toston into Mesa in his automobile after she received a telephone message her husband's accident.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/13/1913

    -Arontu Povuro was injured while working for Mr. Smith when a horse team ran off.

    The same team ran off again, but this time no one was injured.  A mower was demolished in the process.  The horses belong to the Chandler Ranch.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/13/1913)

    -Mr. Smith's trees were recognized by cotton expert, J.N. Downing, as being some of the best for only being planted in the spring.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913)

    -Mr. Smith is being visited by J.N. Downing.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913)

    -Mr. Smith brought in a pair of melons to present to S.A. Meyer.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/11/1913)

    -Mr. Smith and family went with J.N. Downing to Sacatan to see the experimental station there.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/11/1913)

    -Mr. Smith yielded 41 1/3 tons of hay from 27 acres in his last cutting.  His first cutting had given him 33 tons, and the second 37 tons.  The entire output has been sold.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/25/1913)


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