"Joseph F.S. Smeall, 72, 819 N. 24th St., died Saturday, April 25, 1987, in the United Hospital.
Private family services have been arranged with Amundson Funeral Home.
Joseph F.S. Smeall was born Dec. 20, 1914, in Tacoma, Wash., the son of Joseph S. and Lula Smeall. He graduated from the Bellarmine Academy in Tacoma and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington. He also earned a master of arts degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a Certificat de LaLangue Francais from the Sorbonne University in Paris. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant and commander in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Pacific Theater. He married Enid Eckstein in October 1956 in Richmond, Va. They moved in 1957 to Grand Forks where he taught English at UND until retiring in 1981.
Survivors are his wife; sons, Christopher, New Haven, Conn., Benjamin, Columbia S.C., Nicholas, Grand Forks; daughter, Rise Allison Smeall, Oakland, Calif.; two grandchildren; and brother, Thomas, Tacoma."
Source: Grand Forks Herald, 26 April 1987
Additional material was donated by:
Nick Smeall in February 1989; 89-1642
Dr. Robert Lewis, University of North Dakota, in February 1996; 96-2054
Enid Smeall, Grand Forks, North Dakota, in July 1996; 97-2106
The J.F.S. Smeall Papers have been divided into four series:
Series 1: Writings and Presentations
Series 2: Correspondence
Series 3: University of North Dakota
Series 4: Miscellaneous