George was President of the New Zealand Conference in 1912
George was born in 1870 at Filey, Yorkshire, to parents John George Smith, a PM minister, and Margaret Elizabeth Knowles.
He married Ada Jane Wigley (b1870) in the summer of 1898 in the Rochdale Registration District, Lancashire. Census returns identify one child.
- Henry Knowles (1900-1973) – a bank manager (1942)
George died in the autumn (NZ) of 1951 at Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand.
- 1892 Wigan
- 1895 Grassington
- 1896 Huddersfield
- 1897 Littleborough
- 1901 Stockport
- 1905 Paisley
- 1909 Dunedin – New Zealand
- 1913 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers