George Toogood Smith (1903 – 5 June 1955) was the maternal uncle, through marriage, of John Lennon. Smith operated his family's two dairy farms and a retail outlet with his brother, Frank Smith, in the village of Woolton, Liverpool. The farms had been in the Smith family for four generations, but after the start of World War II, they were taken over by the British Government for war work.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • George Toogood Smith (1903 – 5 June 1955) was the maternal uncle, through marriage, of John Lennon. Smith operated his family's two dairy farms and a retail outlet with his brother, Frank Smith, in the village of Woolton, Liverpool. The farms had been in the Smith family for four generations, but after the start of World War II, they were taken over by the British Government for war work. Smith started courting Mimi Stanley in the spring of 1932, but was thwarted by her indifference and her father's interference. After delivering milk to the hospital where she worked he gave her an ultimatum that she must marry him, "or nothing at all!" On 15 September 1939, she finally married him. They bought a semi-detached house called Mendips, named after the range of hills, at 251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool. Lennon lived with Smith and his wife for the majority of his childhood, and Smith taught the young Lennon to read, read him nursery rhymes at night, and later taught Lennon how to solve crossword puzzles. He also taught him to draw and paint and bought him his first mouth organ. Smith collapsed and died on a Sunday at his home of a liver haemorrhage, aged 52, and was buried in St Peter’s Church graveyard, Woolton. (en)
dbo:birthDate
  • 1903-1-1
dbo:birthPlace
dbo:birthYear
  • 1903-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:child
dbo:deathDate
  • 1955-06-05 (xsd:date)
  • 1955-6-5
dbo:deathYear
  • 1955-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:occupation
dbo:spouse
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 5231203 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 740805944 (xsd:integer)
dbp:caption
  • George Smith
dbp:parents
  • Francis and Alice Smith
dct:description
  • John Lennon's uncle (en)
dct:subject
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/hypernym
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • George Toogood Smith (1903 – 5 June 1955) was the maternal uncle, through marriage, of John Lennon. Smith operated his family's two dairy farms and a retail outlet with his brother, Frank Smith, in the village of Woolton, Liverpool. The farms had been in the Smith family for four generations, but after the start of World War II, they were taken over by the British Government for war work. (en)
rdfs:label
  • George Toogood Smith (en)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:depiction
foaf:gender
  • male (en)
foaf:givenName
  • George (en)
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • George Toogood Smith (en)
foaf:surname
  • Smith (en)
is dbo:spouse of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is foaf:primaryTopic of