Biography of Benjamin J. Goldsmith
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Goldsmith, Benjamin Judah was born in Russia, Poland, March 15, 1840. He came to the United States in 1857, settling first in New York,. where he learned the cigarmaker's trade. He remained in that city until 1863, when he removed toSaratoga Springs, and was engaged in the manufacture of cigars there from 1865 to 1873. In the latter year he established himself in the wine, liquor and cigar business. Mr. Goldsmith is a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Saratoga Springs. N. Y. He has been twice married; his first wife was Mary J. Howe. who died in 1872, leaving one daughter, Nina; and his second wife was Eliza Cohn, and they have one son, Irving Goldsmith.


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