Biography of Theron I. Smith
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Smith, Theron I., was born in Attleborough, April 9, 1836. His father, Stephen Smith, was a native of Mansfield. and came to Attleborough in 1835. He was a farmer and a man who was interested in public events; a strong temperance believer and took a great interest in the development of the anti slavery cause and school and church matters. He died in 1851 in his fifty third year. Theron I. was educated in the common schools and at eighteen years left home and came to North Attleborough, where he entered the employ of Ira Richards & Co., jewelers, afterwards was in the employ of Draper, Tuft, Bacon, Barrows & Sturdy, Merritt and Draper. In 1865 he established business for himself in which he still continues. In 1856 he married Emily C., daughter of Abiel Codding, and they have one daughter, Mrs. H. H. Curtis. Mr. Smith was one of the men to organize and create the town of North Attleborough. Unassuming in character he has ever received and merited the respect of his associates, and it was through his efforts, with others, that a direct railroad line was established between North Attleborough and Boston.

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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