Idabelle Smith Firestone
On 20 November 1895, she married Harvey Samuel Firestone, who had begun the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company five years earlier. She was the mother of Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., and Leonard Firestone, the grandmother of Brooks Firestone, and the great-grandmother of William Clay Ford, Jr., Andrew Firestone, and Nick Firestone.
She joined the ASCAP in 1948. Her compositions include "If I Could Tell You" (the theme of "Voice of Firestone" programs), "In My Garden", "You Are the Song in My Heart", "Do You Recall?", "Melody of Love" and "Bluebirds".
She died on July 7, 1954.
- "Mrs. Harvey Firestone Sr. Dead. Tire Manufacturer's Widow, 79, She Composed Two Theme Songs for the Company's Musical Radio Show". New York Times. July 8, 1954. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
- ASCAP Biographical Dictionary. Fourth edition. Compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers by Jaques Cattell Press. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1980. [ASCAP 4]
- James Newton (1989), Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, p. 42, ISBN 9780156926201
- "Shirer Family Genealogy Project" ancestry.com 18 October 2010
- "Idabelle Firestone" imdb.com
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