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Robert Holbrook 'Dr. Bob' Smith,
1879 - 1950

Robert H. 'Dr. Bob' Smith
b. August 8, 1879, d. November 16, 1950
Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

Anne Ripley Smith,
1881 - 1949

Anne Ripley Smith
b. March 3, 1881, d. June 1, 1949
The Loving "Spiritual Rock" of Early A.A.
Wife of Dr. Bob
"The Mother of A.A."

Dr. Bob and Anne's gravestone, Mount Peace Cemetery, Akron, Ohio
Specific Interment Location: Section 21, Lot 65, Grave 7
GPS coordinates: 41.09704N, 81.53317W

Here rest in Honored Respect and Peace, two people, for a great portion of their lives anonymous, who through their need and unstinting effort, brought so much Hope and Recovery and Amazing Grace into this world.

Amazing Grace, Anne's Favorite

Dr. Bob's Story

A Tribute to Dr. Bob Smith

A Tribute to Anne Smith

Let Me Tell You About Anne Smith

Anne and Dr. Bob's Home
855 Ardmore St., Akron, Ohio
(There are 12 Steps from the sidewalk to the porch.)

The Wilsons - Bill and Lois

Index of AA History Pages on Barefoot's Domain

As in so many things, especially with we alcoholics, our History is our Greatest Asset!.. We each arrived at the doors of AA with an intensive and lengthy "History of Things That Do Not Work" .. Today, In AA and In Recovery, Our History has added an intensive and lengthy "History of Things That DO Work!!" and We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it!!

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