Biography of Benjamin Hill Smith


Smith, Benjamin Hill, Buffalo, a son of Benjamin B. and Sarah (Smith) Smith, was born near Hamilton, in the town of Lancaster, Ont., July 11, 1869. In 1884 he left his native towü and went to Paterson, N. J., where he entered a large silk mill and served an apprenticeship, and remained with that concern for a period of ten years. Beginning at the bottom of the ladder, he learned every branch of the business from the minutest details. In 1893 he removed to Buffalo to accept a position with the Buffalo Woven Label Works, and in 1895 became a member of the firm. The plant embraces a commodious three-story building, fitted up with a fine equipment of latest improved machinery, especially for the production of silk and linen labels, and employs a full force of skillful operatives. Mr. Smith is yet a young man, with many years apparently before ?? in which to develop the prosperous career he has started upon. He is personally a very popular, public-spirited gentleman, and a member of the K. of P.; he is a charter member of the Y. M. C. A. of Paterson, N. J., and of the Phelps Guards, now known as the Hobart Guards. He is a member of the V. M. Society of Calvary church.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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