Biography of Smith C. Sliter
Broome County, NY Biographies





SMITH C. SLITER - One of the important industries of the village of Deposit, New York, is the Deposit Lumber Company, of which Smith C. Sliter is the owner, and he is also considered one of the leading citizens of that place. Mr. Sliter was born in Delaware county, New York, Son of Hiram C. and Amelia Smith Sliter. His grandfather, Nicholas Sliter, was one of the earliest settlers in that part of the State and often recounted tales of his early pioneer days. Mr. Sliter's early education was acquired in the district and later the public schools of Deposit. This was supplemented by a business course at the Albany Business College, from which he graduated in 1893. The old Sliter homestead, which contains 340 acres, was originally owned by Mr. Sliter's father and his two brothers. Smith Sliter and his father bought the interests from the other owners some twenty years ago and later, upon the death of his father, Mr. Sliter became the sole owner and is now conducting the farm with great success. Dairying is the line in which Mr. Sliter specializes and there are sixty head of cattle on the farm. With his father, Mr. Sliter purchased the lumber business of F. M. Kerr, and has since conducted the business with success. In many ways he is prominent in the public and social life of the village of Deposit, having been elected president of the village in 1910, and reelected in 1911, during which terms he rendered admirable service. For the past fifteen years he has been a member of the Board of Education, having served as president for the last two years, which office he now holds. He is a member of the directorate of the Farmers' National Bank, and is a member of good standing of the Presbyterian church, serving in the session of that institution.

Mr. Sliter married, October 21, 1896, Mary Sumner, daughter of John and Charlotte (Burrows) Sumner, and they are the parents of two sons: Winthrop H., who has completed a two year course at Colgate University and is now connected with his father in the lumber business; and J. Millard, who is now a student of Deposit High School.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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