Ken Smith - Diamond Alkali
9534 Lake Shore Boulevard
Thomas Kenneth Smith was born on January 7, 1920, in Cleveland. He married Lois Irene Landstrom who was born on February 19, 1923. The Smiths had two children: Carol Ann born on December 27, 1947, and Robert Kenneth born on October 5, 1949. Both attended Bratenahl School.
The Smiths hosted several parties, both for Bratenahl Villagers and Ken Smith’s fellow employees at Diamond Alkali. These occurred most often around Halloween as well as Gambling Nights, complete with Bingo and paper money.
Thomas Kenneth Smith died of colon cancer on March 23, 1964, and is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. Lois Smith died on March 21, 1985, in Boca Raton, Florida, and is buried with Ken in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio.