Idabelle Smith Firestone

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Idabelle Smith Firestone (November 10, 1874 – July 7, 1954) was an American composer and songwriter.[1]


She was born in Minnesota City, Minnesota on November 10, 1874.[2][3] She was educated at Alma College, Ontario. Her father, George, held the patent to a flour milling process.

On 20 November 1895, she married Harvey Samuel Firestone, who had begun the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company five years earlier.[4] 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".[5]

She died on July 7, 1954.[1]


  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ 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]
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Shirer Family Genealogy Project" Archived 2012-11-02 at the Wayback Machine 18 October 2010
  5. ^ "Idabelle Firestone"