Biography of Laban W. Smith


Smith, Laban W., Concord, p. o. Springville, was born in the town of Concord, March 8, 1835, and is a son of William Smith, who came to the town of Concord with his parents about 1810, and was one of the pioneer settlers of the town. In 1828 he built one of the first grocery stores in Springville. He died in 1870 at the age of sixty-eight years. Laban W. was educated at Springville. In 1862 he was married to Mary A., daughter of Ezekiel Pingrey, one of the early pioneers of Cattaraugus county; she was born March 31, 1841. They have hadfive children: Wallace L., born June 17, 1865, married, August 29, 1888, to Jennie B. Prior and have two children, Edward L., born October 14, 1889, and Florence L., born November 16, 1891; Alice H., born March 10, 1868, married, June 27, 1888, to T. T. Clark of Collins and have three children, Albert I., born November 2, 1889, Tracy G., born June 21, 1891, and Hattie B., born August 16, 1893; Albert E., born March 18, 1868, died June 16, 1869; Herbert R., born September 27, 1874, married, November 21, 1894, to Mamie B. Evans; Isidore E., born October 13, 1876.

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