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Categories: Smith-40964 | Smith Researchers | Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California | Phil Smith 60th Birthday Jan. 2007 | Niles, California | Fort Ord, Monterey, California | Fort Gordon, Augusta, Georgia | Haas School of Business, Berkeley, California | Viking Freight System, Inc., Santa Clara, California | Categorization Project | Louisiana Families Project.
Exercise D - Public notes, examples, thoughts, misc. stuff.
Agenda - Vision - Goals
Many years ago I read a note in someone’s genealogy file that their goal was to "find all of the ancestors of their grandchildren and all of their descendants". Unfortunately I did not write down the person's name, it was a long time ago, today I would add it to their biography with a date and source note. However, I have thought for a long time that it was a reasonable way to define the scope of my research. Many years ago I also realized it was not possible. I only manage about 55,000 family names and it is not nearly enough. Now, I have found Wikitree and realize that maybe it is possible, if everyone works for the best possible system.
Profile - Bio - Intro
I have worked on genealogy since the early 1970's when I inherited my grandfather's Herman Willis Smith notes and diaries. Currently I am working on family lines for both my immediate family and many others who have asked me to look into someone.
When I was still working one of the suggestions for job interview questions was "If you had to describe yourself with one word what would that be?" I was ready with an answer: Polly-dimensional. To which I expected the reply - "But that is not a word."; and I would have said, "Exactly". Of course I was never asked - so I had to write it here.
An old resume is included - if you are really bored and have nothing else to read.
Ok - working on a biography -
I learned to cook when I was very young. My mother staring working with my father and told my sister and I that we were to cook dinner. She wrote out detailed instructions - what to fix, how to fix it and what time to do each thing. I was cooking dinner for the family of 6 when I was 11 years old. Mary and I were to trade off, one doing dishes the other cooking. She hated it, and her cooking reflected her feelings. I was hungry and so I cooked. Since then, if I can find a recipe, I can cook it.
My grandmother, Edrie, raised chickens and thought it was important that I learn how to kill and clean them, so it was also something I did at about the same age. I still have the the butcher knife she bought for me to kill chickens.
I was told by my brother that he and my sisters would talk me into making biscuits. I don't remember them doing so, but I know I made biscuits. They were good, and still are when I make them, but not quite as good as my grandmother's.
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The first job I had was a paper route, it was a bicycle route and I had about 75 customers, that took the afternoon paper. At that time almost everyone took the paper and as the most of the homes were in a tract I was able to complete the route in less than an hour. I later became the station manger for 15 carriers and then moved to the mail room at the Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California. The mail room is where the newspapers are bundled and loaded on trucks for distribution. I was there, working at night, for two years while I was in Junior College.
When I moved to San Jose, California to go to school I worked at a number of different jobs. One was as a meter reader and maintenance man at the water company in Niles, California.
Registered for the draft on Jan. 12, 1965. Received notice to report on May 20, 1969, and was given an extension to June to finish the semester at San Jose State. Inducted US Army, June 18, 1969. Completed basic training at Fort Ord, Monterey, California. Completed MP training at Fort Gordon, Georgia, Jan. 1970. Service in Co. B, 504 MP Batalion of the 18th Military Police Brigade in the Republic of Vietnam, Feb 13, 1970 to Feb. 11, 1971. Promoted to SP5 Dec. 23, 1970 with a 94B20 MOS. (Cook)
Spent most of my tour managing a mess hall in DaNang as a first cook, but had not received any training as a cook. Supervised a staff of 50 Vietnamese and 4 soldiers. Prepared and served meals for about 1,000. The mess hall served US Army and US Marine units as well as the prison at DaNang. I was told by a visiting Major, who was responsible for bring supplies into Vietnam, that the meal he had just eaten at at our mess hall was the best he had eaten in Vietnam. We were serving liver and onions.
Discharged Feb. 11, 1971.
I was told much later by my daughter, Erin, that perhaps I should have continued in school as it was something I really enjoyed. Perhaps she was correct. When I returned from Vietnam I returned to school at San Jose State and finished my degree. I realized that the job market required graduate school and I applied to the Social Science department at San Jose and the Statistics department at California State at Hayward. I was accepted at both. I talked to the department heads and asked them the same question. "What is the job market like?" At San Jose I was told, well most of the students are already teaching. At Hayward, Dr. Park, told me "I can get a job for all of my graduates." I took statistics, and Dr. Park was not only a great teacher he was right.
After college I worked for Health Application Systems and then the California Trucking Association. While working full time at the Trucking Association I returned to school at the Hass School of Business, Berkeley, California.
In 1981 I went to work for Viking Freight System, Inc., Santa Clara, California. I was there until 1997.
Books and Authors
I had a difficult time learning to read - I remember with a great deal of pain a first grade teacher correcting me over and over in front of a reading class as I could not seem to be able to remember the difference in various words - I think that they, those and them were a special problem. By the third grade something happened and I was reading sixth grade books, those are the ones I used for book reports, there were a large number of other books that I suspected would not meet with approval and I was reading them as well. I read everything - these authors and books are some of my favorites. - In no particular order.:
- Robert A. Heinlein - everything - Glory Road and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress should be read by everyone.
- Carl von Clausewitz - On War
- Sun-Tzu - The Art of Warfare
- Robert B. Parker - all of his are fun
- Robert Ruark - Something of Value
- Charles M. Doughty - Travels in Arabia Deserta - the most difficult book I have read and worth it.
- John Steinbeck - everything
- William H. Prescot - History of the Conquest of Mexico and History of the Conquest of Peru - this should be read before reading
- Hugh Thomas - Conquest, Montezuma, Cortez, and the Fall of Old Mexico
- T. E. Lawrence - Seven Pillars of Wisdom - should read before reading:
- Jeremy Wilson - Lawrence of Arabia - the Authorized Biography of T. E. Lawrence.
- Leon Trotsky - My Life
- Rudyard Kipling - Kim and and all those wonderful poems.
- Nevil Shute - Checker Board and most everything else, his early books seem the best.
- Farley Mowat - And No Birds Sang, the most powerful book I have read about WWII.
In January of 2007 a large number of cousins and family members set up a surprise birthday party for my 60th birthday.
I am a business consultant, accountant, financial analyst, manager, strategic planner, and an English teacher. I have significant experience in the transportation, construction and insurance industries with projects in operations, administration, costing, industrial engineering, information and incentive systems, data services, and pricing. I am able to work at any level or department of an organization. Available to travel.
EXPERIENCE & PROJECTS
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau. 2009 – 2010 Crew Leader, Trainer – 2010 Census – Part Time
HANSA ONE, INC. 2008 - 2011 Business English Teacher. One-on-one. Business Professional students.
ISABEL CHIU, & CO., LLP, Certified Public Accountants 2008- 2013 Tax Preparer - Seasonal
SILICON VALLEY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER 2007 - 2009 Business Advisor – Part Time
SILICON VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, Milpitas, CA 2006 - 2007 Accountant – Half Time
FINANCIAL RESULTS INC., Pleasant Hill, CA 2005 - 2006 Business Analyst, Bookkeeper – Part Time
ARKANSAS DELTA PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION, Turner, Arkansas, USA Business Analyst 2005 Analyzed business plan for a new non-profit organization, developed operating plan and designed data base to track sweet potatoes from slips to final sale. Identified problem in building/business design that saved client $50,000 - $100,000. Project managed by Winrock International
ASSOCIACION ALDEA GLOBAL, Jinotega, Nicaragua 2004 Business Planner Analyzed existing business, developed financial plan, trained staff. Farmer-to-Farmer, USAID project managed by Winrock International
FANTSUAM FOUNDATION, Micro Finance Organization, Kafanchan, Nigeria 2003 Financial Analyst Analyzed existing accounting and reporting systems developed and installed new processes. Farmer-to-Farmer, USAID project managed by Winrock International
AGENCE POUR LA COMMERCIALISATION AGRICOLE, Conakry, Republic of Guinea, West Africa Survey Consultant 2003 Developed and completed survey on the use of Market Information, saved project 20 million GNF. Statistician. 2002 Developed procedure to forecast crop yields, trained project and field staff. Survey Systems Trainer. 2001 Developed training materials; trained staff on survey and computer usage while conducting survey. Farmer-to-Farmer, USAID projects managed by Winrock International.
JIANGSU POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, Changzhou, Jiangsu, P.R. China; Teacher 2002 - 2003 Taught International Finance and Business Writing to juniors and seniors at four year university.
TRANSWORLD SCHOOLS, San Francisco, California; EFL/ESL Teacher Intern 2002 Taught multi-lingual classes at beginning, intermediate and advanced level. Responsible for lesson planning and material selection.
SMITH & LAM INC, Milpitas, California; President 1997 - 2000 Set up new home construction/contracting business in Walnut Creek, CA. Recruited, hired and trained staff. Achieved profitability in 6 months. Received award for highest gross revenue for a medium sized territory in second year of operation. Successfully marketed and sold business.
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT 1997 - 1997 BAX completed assignment on the design of a new information system for international shipments. In New Zealand worked for a privately held automobile carrier that has over 60% of the market.
VIKING FREIGHT, INC., San Jose, California; Vice President Corporate Planning 1981 – 1997 A $1 billion regional Less-Than-Truckload motor carrier with 15,000 employees
Managed staff of 55 professionals, including engineers, cost analysts, SAS programmers, statisticians, planning, and data analysts.
Created an activity-based costing system used for all pricing decisions, integrating the use of the data into the entire management decision-making process and generating over $60 million in profit.
Wrote and managed the production of all material for annual field employee meetings. Presented results, plans, and programs monthly to employees throughout company.
Participated in a project team for the design, development, testing, and implementation of a completely rewritten computer system to handle operations, payroll data collection, equipment and shipment tracking, and receivables with interfaces to general ledger and payroll.
Member of Pricing Committee; met twice weekly to handle all pricing policy and approval of pricing for large accounts representing 36 percent of sales. Created a sophisticated rate index system to measure price changes and track effectiveness of changes in pricing.
Evaluated truckload and perishable operations; following evaluation, worked as member of management team and shut down those operations to stem continuing losses.
Evaluated acquisition candidates; following evaluation, worked as member of management team that integrated new companies into the Viking organization.
Established a companywide incentive system with individual work group goals aligned to corporate objectives in the areas of productivity performance vs. standards, on-time service, revenues, claims, and safety, contributing profit of more than $39 million in six years.
Directed installation of an equipment maintenance software system while acting as an internal consultant to the maintenance organization, comprised of Vice Presidents and Directors from four companies. Project included developing initial specifications, vendor selection, file structures, hardware configurations, and installation.
Designed and installed a PC management reporting system to measure key operational, sales, maintenance, and administrative variables. Designed the automated tariff assignment system, which eliminated most rating and billing errors and allowed over 80% of shipments to be automatically rated.
Created, staffed, and developed the industrial engineering function, gaining a 33 percent improvement in productivity in the three months following installation in three new divisions.
CALIFORNIA TRUCKING ASSOCIATION, Burlingame, California; Manager/Statistician 1977 - 1981 The trade association for California motor carriers, representing the industry before the California Public Utilities Commission and government agencies.
Conducted seminars on costing systems for owners and presidents of trucking companies. Appeared as an expert cost witness before the California Public Utilities Commission.
HEALTH APPLICATION SYSTEMS, Burlingame, California; Management Consultant 1975 -1977 Managed a group of three statisticians and analysts. Evaluated, selected, and installed new software to meet corporate data analysis needs.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS
- SCORE Active business counselor – 2003 - 2006
- Transportation Research Forum - 1985 - 1997
- Associate Editor of the Journal for TRF 1991-1995
- Editorial Review Board for 1989 - 1990
- University of Michigan - Member - Advisory Board Michigan Trucking Industry Program 1996-1997
"An Estimate of Pickup and Delivery Stop Time for a Less-Than-Truckload Motor Carrier” with M. Housden, J. Jones, M. Leslie & K. Strickland. Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. XXX N.1, 1989, p 153. Received the best paper award from the NAFC in 1990.
"Platform Cost by Weight Bracket for the Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Common Carrier” AST&T paper 1982. Paper describes application of work sampling techniques.
Advanced CTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) CTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Transworld Schools, San Francisco, California – 2002
MBA - Finance, University of California at Berkeley – 1980
MS - Statistics, California State University, Hayward – 1975
BA - Social Science, California State University, San Jose - 1973
Engineering, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA – 1967
The Master Genealogist, QuickBooks, Windows Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
Genealogy, Photography, Reading, Woodworking, Travel, Gardening, Cooking, Robotics.
Paternal DNA Confirmations
- Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of third cousins: Philip Smith - GEDMatch ID: T618013, B. Johnson - GEDMAtch ID: T050575 and their third cousin once removed Mary (Anstee) DeLisio - GEDMatch ID: T608141 sharing a common 8.1 cM segment on chromosome 6 from 138,458,036 to 147,930,620. Their common ancestral pair is Albert Smith and Louisa (Pelton) Smith
- Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of third cousins: Philip Smith - GEDMatch ID: T618013, John B. Virnich - GEDMatch ID: A793652 and B. Johnson - GEDMAtch ID: T050575 sharing a common 7.1 cM segment on chromosome 6 from 157,459,176 to 162,430,964. Their common ancestral pair is Albert Smith and Louisa (Pelton) Smith
- Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Jack Bowerman GEDmatch A087088, Jason Yoerg GEDmatch A462725, and Philip Smith GEDmatch T618013 sharing a common 11.5 cM segment on chromosome 14 from 58,327,312 to 71,975,528. The common ancestor pair is Elnathan Griffin (1724) and Patience (Burr) Griffin (abt. 1728)
Maternal DNA Confirmation
- Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Kay(Mewer) Spear - GEDMatch ID: F356772, Loren A. Bertocci - GEDMatch ID: T750999 and Philip W. Smith - GEDmatch ID: T618013 sharing a common segment on chromosome 14 from 50,275,895 to 56,703,577. The common ancestor pair is John T. Archibald Sr. (1693 - 1751)] and Margaret (Wilson) Archibald (abt. 1695 - aft. 1751).
- Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of 3rd cousins: Philip Smith GEDMatch T618013, Phillip Patterson GEDmatch M060743, and Katina (Patterson) Burton GEDmatch M055428, sharing a segment on chromosome 19. Patterson_Smith_Burton_3_Way_DNA_Confirmation shows documentation. The common ancestor pair is John Patterson and Caroline (Cox) Patterson.
Pending DNA Confirmations
- Three way DNA confirmation for Michael (Patterson) Palmer and third cousin Philip Smith. Their common ancestor pair is John Patterson and Caroline (Cox) Patterson. These two share common DNA on the 3rd chromosome with Ricky Lamar Holsomback the common ancestor pair is unknown. NOTE- The segment is the same segment matching Austin Atkins and James Gaddis. Smith_Palmer_Holsomback_3_Way_DNA_Confirmation shows documentation.
- Three way DNA confirmation for Phillip Patterson and third cousin Philip Smith. Their common ancestor pair is John Patterson and Caroline (Cox) Patterson. These two share common DNA on the 19th chromosome with Tim Williams, the common ancestor pair is unknown. Williams_Patterson_Smith_3_Way_DNA_Confirmation shows documentation.
- Three way DNA for any three of this set: Philip W. Smith - GEDMatch T618013, Vera Collum Hammer - GEDMatch ID: A942861, Larry Kirklen - GEDMatch ID: A623761, Ryan Scott - GEDMatch ID: T725121, Leslie Torkelson - GEDMatch ID: A485713 has gedcom at GEDMatch. OR; Hammer and Cindy B - GEDMatch ID: M915070. The common ancestor pair is unknown. Smith_Kirklen_Hammer_Scott_Torkelson_3_Way_DNA_Confirmation shows documentation.
Ancestors with Place of Birth
Conn. or Mass.
Thank you to Phil Smith for creating WikiTree profile Smith-43615.
In the event of my demise, please turn all of my profiles over to my closest WikiTree relative who is willing to manage them, or to any Leader if that is not possible. Please make all of my profiles as open as possible and appropriate including my own. Thank you, Smith-40964 10:57, 1 May 2015 (EDT)
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- Philip's formal name
- full middle name (W.)
- e-mail address
- exact birthdate
- birth location
- images (9)
- private siblings' names
- private children's names (3)
- spouse's name and marriage information
Philip is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
- Looking for connections
Philip Smith's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Philip or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
- Philip Smith: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-M269, Ysearch MWF38, FTDNA kit #17604
- Philip Smith: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup K, Mitosearch MWF38, FTDNA kit #17604
- Elaine (Smith) Rice : Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test, FTDNA kit #526423
- Carly Chapdelaine : 23andMe, GEDMatch M648563
- Katina (Patterson) Burton : 23andMe, GEDMatch M055428 + AncestryDNA, GEDMatch M055428, Ancestry member tinab300 + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, FTDNA kit #B128476
- Phillip Patterson : 23andMe, GEDMatch M060743 + AncestryDNA, Ancestry member tinab300
- Douglas Smith : AncestryDNA, GEDMatch A159435
- John Virnich : AncestryDNA, GEDMatch A793652
- Patsy (Driver) Gray : AncestryDNA, GEDMatch A800708, Ancestry member vicrose12
- Herman Patterson : AncestryDNA, GEDMatch A764525
- Philip Smith: Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch T618013, FTDNA kit #17604
- Elaine (Smith) Rice : Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch T356306, FTDNA kit #526423
- Bruce Smith : Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch T457744, FTDNA kit #526505
- Bernita (Johnson) Oppenheim : Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch T050575
- Michael (Patterson) Palmer : Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch A636417, FTDNA kit #490101
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On 15 Mar 2017 at 15:00 GMT Roy Lamberton USNR-Ret wrote:
We also should put the Stetson Kindred genealogy numbers (the numbers that indicate the relationship to Cornet Robert Stetson.) on any Stetson - makes tracking them oh so much easier.
On 13 Mar 2017 at 22:11 GMT Roy Lamberton USNR-Ret wrote:
On 5 Mar 2017 at 22:26 GMT Elizabeth Winter wrote:
On 26 Feb 2017 at 16:41 GMT S Brooks wrote:
On 25 Feb 2017 at 17:47 GMT Resa (Nichols) Hennings wrote:
Curious as to your interest in the NICHOLS line. Are we cousins somehow? I looked at your tree and didn't see an immediate connection.
On 25 Feb 2017 at 14:03 GMT Resa (Nichols) Hennings wrote:
On 19 Feb 2017 at 00:21 GMT Wayne Jones wrote:
On 14 Feb 2017 at 19:35 GMT Sue (Pyles) Ross wrote:
On 3 Feb 2017 at 23:25 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:
On 28 Jan 2017 at 22:34 GMT Marie Chantigny wrote: