Robert H Smith born in the town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Anne Ripley Born
Anne was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and could be considered the first mother of AA
Where They Met
Dr Bob met Ann at a dance while a senior at St. Johnsbury.
855 Ardmore Ave Built
Anne and Bob Wed
Mrs Joseph Ripley will give in marriage her daughter Anne Robinson to Dr Robert Holbrook Smith on the evenign of Monday the twenty fifth of January
Sue was born Feb 15, 1918, and Adopted by the Smiths at 5 years old.
Robert “Smitty” Smith II
Dr. bob had a son nicknamed Smitty
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism
Anne Smith Dies
Dr Bob’s final Talk
In this same year of 1950, A.A. held its first International Convention at Cleveland. Dr. Bob made his last public appearance and keyed his final talk to the need of keeping A.A. simple
Dr Bob Dies
855 Ardmore Purchased
In October of 1984, Dr. Bob’s home was officially incorporated as a non-profit corporation. A variance on the property was made by the City of Akron so that the property could be designated a “museum”.
In October of 1985, Dr. Bob’s home was named a State Historical Site by Governor Richard Celeste, and through the good offices of U.S. Congressman John Seiberling, Henrietta Seiberling’s son, Dr. Bob’s home was declared a National Historical Landmark.