Biography of Dr. James W. Smith
Madison County, NY Biographies





Dr. James W. Smith, son of James and Susan Tackabury Smith, was born in Nelson. August 18, 1841; he was a brother of John E. Smith, now of Morrisville and resided with him on their father's homestead, with his half brother, S. Perry Smith, of whom a sketch is given in the chapter on the bar in this work. Soon after attaining his majority he married Mary L. Boughton, of Parish, Oswego county. N. Y., and began the study of medicine with Dr. L. P. Greenwood, then of Erieville. He attended the Medical Department of Michigan University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the city of New York, graduating from the latter. During several years he was in sucessful practice in Erieville, removing thence to Morrisville, where he enjoyed a large and successful practice until failing health compelled him to abandon business activity. He died of consumption, his widow and one son, Floyd B. Smith, who now reside in Chicago, surviving him Dr. Smith was not only a highly qualified member of his professioti, but also a man of high character, admirable social qualities, and enjoyed the friendship of all with whom he became acquainted.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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