Biography of Walter N. Smith
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Smith, Walter Newell, was born in Walpole. Mass., May 19, 1855, a son of John N. and Lucretia Jane (Guild) Smith. He received his early education in the public schools and then attended Boston University Law School; after leaving there he took up teaching, which profession he followed for about four years, and then attended the Bridgewater Normal School. In 1877 he came to Taunton, went into business for himself, and sold and handled several lines of goods on the installment plan. He remained in this business about ten years and then opened a store for the sale of house furnishings, which he still continues, having one of the largest stocks in this line carried in this section. He is past grand of Sabbatia Lodge, I. O. O. F., and P. C. C. of Taunton Lodge. K. P. August 17, 1882, he married Sarah Philip Chace of Taunton, daughter of James and Mary Ellen (Marble) Chace.

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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