Biography of James Smith


Smith, James, Buffalo, one of five sons of James and Jane Smith, was born in Troy, N. Y., June 5, 1857, and came to Buffalo with his parents in 1870. The father, a native of Ireland, was an active citizen and was engaged in business as a cattle dealer in East Buffalo until his death in 1883; his wife died in 1881. Mr. Smith attended the public schools and when nineteen years of age entered in the live stock business with his father. He is now a member of the firm of Schintzius & Smith. the largest dealers in much cows in the United States. Mr. Smith has always been an active Democrat, and has been a delegate to five different State Conventions, is a member of the State Committee, and in 1895 and again in 1897 was elected alderman of the Eleventh ward, where he has long been a recognized leader. He has also been a delegate to various other conventions of his party, and is a member of Schojacade Lodge, I. O. O. F. In 1880 he married Miss Mary Logan, and they have two sons and two daughters.

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