Biography of H. Delaney Smith


Smith, H. Delaney, Concord, p. o. Springville, was born June 15, 1845, and is a son of William Smith, a native of Castile, Wyoming county, who moved to Franklinville when sixteen years old and was engaged in the mercantile business. He married Charlotte, daughter of Daniel and Betsy Hodges. H. D. Smith was educated at Franklinville, after which he engaged in the mercantile business, coming to Springville in 1884, and in connection with Ira T. Gleason, purchased the dry good store of Beebe & Myers. His brother, Hon. F. D. Smith, purchased the Gleason interest the next year, and in 1892 H. D. purchased bis brotherís interest, and is at present proprietor of the largest dry good store in Springville. By his first marriage to Loraine Caidwell of Farmersville, N. Y., one daughter was born, Tibbie L. Smith, graduating at Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville, N. Y., and Geneseo Normal, and at present teaching in East Aurora (N. Y.) Academy. He married Ella A. Baker, of Brimfield, Mass., in 1876, by whom three children have been born: Dwight, Stanley, and Wm. E. Mr. Smith takes a great interest in educational and religious work.

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