Biography of Huron O. Smith
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Smith, Huron O., a prominent; architect at 108 Lake street, Elmira, was born in Cannecticut, September 25, 1832. His father, Irwin W. Smith, is a builder at Hornellsville His mother survives at the age of seventy nine years. His maternal grandfather, David Arnold, attained the age of ninety six years, and died in Smithfield, Pa. He was a Revolutionary soldier and served as first lieutenant in the War of 1812. Huron O. Smith was educated in the common schools and learned the trade of carpenter. He came to Elmira in 1851, where he followed the building business till 1866, when he began the study of architecture with G. W. Gardner, soon after, however, opening an office for himself. His work includes designs for many fine churches, public buildings, and private residences, which are recognized as monuments to his architectural skill and ability. Mr. Smith was married in Ulster, Bradford County, Pa., on June 11, 1853, to Rachel H. Pearsall. They have a daughter, Mrs. L. M. X. Mingos, of Towanda, Pa., and a daughter who lives at home.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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