Biography of William E. Smith
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Smith, William E., was born in South Wrentham, September 10, 1851. His father, James Smith, was a weaver by trade and worked in the carpet mill; he married Jane Laird and died in 1854. William E. Smith was educated in North Attleborough and learned the jeweler's trade. In May. 1879, he began business for himself under the firm name of F. G. Frostingham & Co., which firm still remains unchanged. and they make a specialty of imitation diamond work. In 1880 Mr. Smith married Ella, daughter of William F. Gardiner. Mr. Smith is one of the conservative business men of his town, taking an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity who has ever advanced the best interests of his town and its people,

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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