Aaron Goldsmith. - For almost half a century Aaron Goldsmith was actively identified with the business life
of Saranac Lake as the proprietor of a dry goods and clothing store. He was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany,
Dec. 10, 1853, and died at Saranac Lake in June, 1930. He is buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Goldsmith was the
son of Wolff Goldsmith, who spent his entire life in Germany.
In 1871 Aaron Goldsmith emigrated to the United States and after a short stay in New York City he located in Chicago.
He later became a peddler in the Adirondack region of Northern New York. Subsequently he engaged in business at
Saranac Lake in 1884, and through his industry he became one of the city's most prosperous merchants. The business
is now conducted by his son, Charles H. Goldsmith, in its original location, 42-44 Main Street.
In 1884 Mr. Goldsmith married (first) Miss Margaret Carey, the daughter of Michael and Bridget Carey of Black Brook,
N. Y. Their children are: Charles H., born Oct. 2, 1886, has been associated with the dry goods business since
1907. 2. Bertha, born in 1888, married Lionel F. Miller, druggist, Saranac Lake. Margaret (Carey) Goldsmith died
in 1890 and is buried at Black Brook. Mr. Goldsmith was married (second) to Miss Margaret Murphy, who died in 1910.
She is buried at Saranac Lake.
Mr. Goldsmith was a Republican in politics and held membership in St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Franklin County, NY
Names A to L
Names M to Z
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