Biography of Emery Smith


Smith, Emery, Sardinia, p. o. Chaffee, was born in Cattaraugus county, N. Y., August 18, 1851, and is ason of Eli and Minerva (Meech) Smith. He was educated in the common schools and was engaged in the commission business for eight years in Buffalo, and in 1886 came to Chaffee and engaged in the mercantile business, first general store in the place. He sold out in 1895 and is now handling produce, coal, etc. July 4, 1871, he married Kate Field, born in Liberty, Steuben county, N. Y., a daughter of John and Elizabeth Du Bois Field. Mr. Smith was postmaster under both of Cleveland's administrations, in the village of Chaffee. He is a member of Holland Lodge No. 631, I. O. O, F., and also of Marilla Lodge No. 81, A. O. U. W.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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