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In Years Past

March 6, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, Brig. Gen. George Rodney Smith, U.S.A., retired and his wife had returned from a trip abroad and were making an extended visit in Jamestown where they were guests of Smith's sister, Mrs. M.M. Skiff and family of East Fourth Street. Smith had recently retired from active service having been stationed at Washington. It was somewhat unusual for two army officers of the high rank of brigadier general to be entertained in Jamestown at the same time but this was true. The other distinguished guest was Brig. Gen. Charles J. Bailey, who was the guest of his brothers, B.M. Bailey and William S. Bailey of Jamestown. Bailey was still on the active list.



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