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SMITH Udal Sprague

Male 1911 - 1984  (72 years)


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  • Name SMITH Udal Sprague 
    Born 02 Oct 1911  St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 04 Jun 1984  St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Memorial service from Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel.
      Interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
      Garden of Devotion, Block C, Lot 120, Head of 4.
      Service was June 6, 1984.

      Survived by Wife, Ruth, Daughters, Karen Kotke and Diana Freeman,
      Grandchildren Brian and Douglas Freeman, Michelle Kotke and Wendy
      Smith, Sister, Bonnie Richmond
    Notes 
    • SSN 477-03-1069
      Del earned $.47/hr in 1942
      Del earned $1.21/hr in 1950
      Del earned $2.98/hr in 1957

      Was a design engineer.
      Member of North St. Paul Lions.
      Founder of Piccadilly Chess Club.
      Member of National Federation Chess Club.

      August 24, 1954 Udal and Ruth purchased property at "Lots thirteen
      (13) and fourteen (14), except the westerly ten (10) feet of said lot
      fourteen (14), block three (3), third addition to Forest Heights,
      according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of
      Register of Deeds in and for Washington County, Minnesota," for the
      cost of $5000.00.

      Udal was born in St. Paul, MN Oct 2nd 1911 - 72 years ago. He lived
      in the St. Paul Area until 1945 when he moved to Mahtomedi, MN in
      1945. Before his marriage in 1939 he had worked as a free lance
      Commercial Artist. He and a fellow artist had their own studio but
      had to give it up during the depression. He then worked at the State
      Conservation Dept. as a draftsman. After completing a course in
      Mechanical Engineering he was employed at Northern Ordinance Inc. -
      later known as FMC.

      He married Ruth M. Ekstrom in 1939 and had two daughters, Diana Ruth
      and Karen Udal. Later know as Diana R. Freeman and Karen U. Kotke. He
      established his own chess club in his home in Mahtomedi. It was known
      as the Piccadilly Chess Club, as the owner of the Piccadilly
      Restaurant, Art Cheasick sponsored the club.

      "Dell" as he was known to his friends was a great lover of books and
      music. His tastes were many and varied. He had a keen sense of
      intellect. He played a good game of golf and bowling. But his pursuit
      of knowledge was his favorite passtime.

      He belonged to the North St. Paul Lions Club and was an active and
      enthusiastic participant in Lions projects.

      He retired from FMC Inc. in 1976 (Compulsary retirement at age 65.)
      He was not happy being out of the business environment. He then
      joined the company of Edison Controls where he was accepted not only
      as a co-worker but as a friend. They gave his life meaning again.

      He enjoyed people and they in turn enjoyed him.
    Person ID I9079  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father SMITH Sprague W.,   b. 18 Aug 1887, Salmon Beach, New Brunswick, Canada Gloucester Co. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1968, Union Cemetery, Woodbury, Washington Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother SMITH Hazel,   b. 19 Oct 1889, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1978, Clackamas Co., Oregon ? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 01 Jun 1910  St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hazel and Sprague were married over 50 years.
    Family ID F9068  Group Sheet

    Family 1 HARDING Zona 
    Married St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F9079  Group Sheet

    Family 2 EKSTROM Ruth Mamie,   b. 15 May 1919, Towner, Mchenry Co., ND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 2003, Mahtomedi, Washington Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1939  St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F10506  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Hazel Udal
    Hazel Udal
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Ruth Udal Smith
    Ruth Udal Smith
    Udal Ken Dorothy Robert
    Udal Ken Dorothy Robert
    L-R: Udal, Ken Dorothy, Robert
    Del Lions project
    Del Lions project
    Del is on the left of both pictures.
    Del Smith 4-16-1944
    Del Smith 4-16-1944
    Del w-monkey
    Del w-monkey
    Del w-monkey2
    Del w-monkey2
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Picadilly Chess Club
    Picadilly Chess Club
    Pcadilly Chess Club practicing in the basement of Del's house.
    Picadilly Chess Club2
    Picadilly Chess Club2
    Sprague Smith on left
    Udal Smith second from left
    PicChessClub-other
    PicChessClub-other
    Sprague Smith on left
    Udal Smith second from left
    PicChessClub1
    PicChessClub1
    PicChessClub2
    PicChessClub2
    PicChessClub3
    PicChessClub3
    Pine Tree Ridge BC
    Pine Tree Ridge BC
    Samoyed Flier
    Samoyed Flier
    Udal
    Udal
    Udal drafting
    Udal drafting
    Bonnie Kenny Udal
    Bonnie Kenny Udal
    L-R Bonnie, Kenny, Udal
    Udal-Hazel Smith
    Udal-Hazel Smith
    Udal is baby, Hazel is mother.
    Udal-Hazel Smith
    Udal-Hazel Smith
    Udal is baby, Hazel is mother.
    Udal Smith
    Udal Smith

    Recordings
    Del growing up
    Del growing up
    Ruth Smith (Ekstrom) Telling a story about her husband when he was young.
    Del & Ruth meeting
    Del & Ruth meeting
    This is a story by Ruth Smith (Ekstrom) talking about Del and how they met.
    Ruth Smith's Career
    Ruth Smith's Career
    This is a Story by Ruth Smith (Ekstrom) about her employments.


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