Biography of Daniel H. Smith
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Smith, Daniel H., was born in Rehoboth, January 4, 1835, a son of Remember and Sally (Wilmarth) Smith and was educated in the public schools. In 1851 he came to Attleborough and learned the jeweler's trade with Thompson, Hayward & Co., and remained in the business until 1861. He then enlisted in Co. H., 24th Mass. Vols., and took part in the sieges of Charleston and Petersburg, and served until October, 1864. when he received an honorable discharge with rank of first sergeant; received appointment as captain of District 73, and as enrolling officer of the militia from Governor Andrews. In 1866 he established the firm of D. H. Smith & Co., manufacturers of jewelry, and in 1868 purchased the company's interest and continued the business up to 1888, disposing of the business in January of that year. He is now engaged in the undertaking business and is employing the most scientific and modern methods of caring for the dead. In 1855 he married Abby A., daughter of Philander Stone. Mr. Smith has served as selectman, assessor, overseer of the poor and chief engineer of the fire department, a hose company being named in his honor.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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