Friday, April 15, 2016

The Frederick O Smetana Family

These are clips from seven reels of 8mm film converted into digital files of Dr Frederick O Smetana Phd family between 1958 and 1962

They show the four children of Dr Frederick Smetana and Adelaide Virginia Smetana.

The eldest Daniel, plus Martha, Andrew and Paul Fran celebrating various birthdays and the opening of Christmas presents.

Frederick and Adelaide appear in these films. Their marriage endured over 50 years until Adelaides demise in July 2005 with Dr Smetana passing in May 2011 in Raleigh N.C at the age of 83

A full obit is available on the Dignity memorial website 

These films were shot during the period of 1955 to 1961 whilst Dr Smetana was a research scientist at the University of Southern California where he earned his Ph.D. in Engineering. 

At that time the family were living at 2445 Frances Avenue, La Crescenta Monrose, California in a rather imposing property

Of the chldren, Andrew seems to have had a fine career as a police officer and is now retired and living in Sparta New jersey

Should you be interested in recovering these memories to perhaps have them converted in a more usable format, please use the contact form on the top right of the page. They are standard 8 and have all been run through a projector and are in very good condition.



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