Biography of W. H. Smith

Smith, W. H., p. o. Oakfield, N. Y., was born in Oakfield, June 21, 1854. His father, J. J. Smith, was a native of Mohawk, came to Oakfield in 1830 and was a blacksmith for fifty years. He married Louisa Hart; their children were Warner H., Melancton J., Edward, Wallace, Nancy A., Louisa and Emma; he died in 1886. W. H. Smith was educated in the common schools and followed the trade of his father. In 1890 his place was destroyed by fire. In the same year he built the new brick block where he carries on an extensive business in the sale of wagons and all kinds of farming implements. He is erecting also another large block. In 1872 he married Louisa Tripp; they have three children: Frank, Beattie and Della. Mr. Smith is an active business man, is always ready to do his share of any task that promises to benefit the town, and is respected throughout the community.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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