Biography of Sidney D. Smith
Madison County, NY Biographies





Smith, Sidney D., p. o. Hamilton, was born October 5, 1849, at Hamilton, N. Y., and was educdted at Colgate and Columbia College Grammar Schools and Cornell University, being one of the first students in the latter institution. After leaving college he went railroading for a time and then came back and started the first express business running out of Hamilton to Midland Railroad at Randallsville, in 1869. In 1872 he opened a general store at Randallsville, and also engaged in the produce business. In 1880 he went out of business for a time on account of his health and in 1881 went to Kansas City. In 1882 he returned to Hamilton and has since been largely engaged in the real estate business and building. In 1899 he assumed the management of the Hamilton Lumber and Manufacturing Company. Mr. Smith is a prominent Mason and also a member of the Odd Fellows. He is grand secretary of the Veiled Prophets and has been since the organization of Mystic Order. Veiled Prophets in New York State. He is a member of the fire company and was on the original committee to establish the Hamilton water works. He has been a trustee of the village many years and is a member of the board of trade; a director of the Hamilton National Bank, and a trustee of the Congregational church. In 1872 Mr. Smith married Mary M. Hopkins of Georgetown. South Carolina, and they have two children: Dayton F., a law student, and George H., a student in Colgate University. Mr. Smith's parent's were J. D. F. and Martha (Snow) Smith. His grandfather, Adon Smith, resided in New York and was a business man there; his wife was Louisa Fuller. Mr. Smith's maternal grandparents were Nathan and Hannah Snow.

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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