Ann Cullen Smith
Marriage to William Cullen
At the age of twenty-one, Ann married William Westphal Cullen (born in Dubuque, Iowa) on July 10, 1929. When they met, Ann and William were both living in the Kenwood neighborhood, Minneapolis. After they married, they resided in Minneapolis at 1944 Penn Avenue South.
Both Ann and William wanted to move out of the city and live in the country so they purchased the 30-acre property at 2510 Oakland Road in the township of Minnetonka six years later in 1935. They built a house on the property and moved in the spring of 1937. William was employed as secretary, treasurer of the family millwork firm, and the house had magnificent millwork including elaborate cabinets and molding.
Ann and William had a daughter, Ann, and son, William Junior (Bill). The family kept two large vegetable gardens, one on the east side of Oakland Road and one southwest of the house. They also raised chickens, and spent much of the vegetable harvest season canning. When it was time to harvest vegetables from the garden, Mr. Cullen drove their '41 chevy down the hill through the woods to the vegetable garden to load it up with vegetables!
Ann volunteered with Visiting Nurses Association and was a board member of The Family Service and Volunteer Service Bureau. Ann was also active in township and city politics.
Marriage to G. Kendall Smith
Ann's husband, William Cullen, passed away in 1970. On November 4, 1978, at seventy years of age, Ann married G. Kendall Smith on the north shore of Lake Superior in Knife River, Minnesota. They were married for eighteen years until Kenny passed away in 1996.