Dr. Bob - Mount Peace Cemetery - Akron, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
N 41° 05.818 W 081° 31.989
17T E 455226 N 4549658
Quick Description: A stone marker in the cemetery marks the final resting place of Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith who is remembered as Dr. Bob and one of the two founders of Alcoholics Anonymous or AA.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 2/9/2011 9:56:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMAPXH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 2

Long Description:
Alcoholics Anonymous was formed in 1935 by Dr. Holbrook as he left behind the alcohol he had used to steady himself for surgery. Until his death in 1950, Dr. Bob is credited with helping over 5000 alcoholics work to overcome their addiction. Today, AA claims more than 2 million members. There are laminated signs directing visitors from the cemetery entrance to the row of the grave.
Description:
Robert Holbrook Smith (August 8, 1879 – November 16, 1950) was the physician who founded Alcoholics Anonymous in Akron, Ohio.


Date of birth: 8/8/1879

Date of death: 11/16/1950

Area of notoriety: Medicine

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 8:30 to dusk

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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