Biography of C. P. Smith
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





C. P. Smith. Was born in Sutter county, California, December 28, 1853. When but a child his parents moved to Solano county where they resided until 1857, when they came to Mendocino county and located at Ukiah. Here the subject of this sketch received his education and resided until 1861, when he, with parents, moved to Point Arena, where they remained until 1866, when they returned to Ukiah. From 1863 to 1869 he was working for wages in a meat market, but at this date he engaged with R. Moore in the same business as an equal partner. This continued until 1878, when he formed a partnership with N. C. Hinshaw under the firm name of Smith & Hinshaw. In April, 1879, he assumed full control of the business, until January, 1880, when he took in a partner, W. H. Haskell, and changed the firm name to Smith & Haskell. He bought Haskell out in April and since then has been conducting the business alone. Mr. Smith married, January 1, 1877, Miss Sarah C. Crockett, a native of California, born October 11, 1858, in Mendocino county. Their children are: Charles F., born September 2, 1877; Mabel, born November 26, 1879.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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