Biography of Smith B. Howland
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

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Howland, Smith B., a native of Fort Miller1 was born in 1842, a son of Jonathan Howland, proprietor of the Howland House, Saratoga Springs, who has reached the advanced age of ninety two years. Smith B. was educated in the common schools and Schuylerville Academy. and at the age of fifteen left home to try the world for himself. He came to Schuylerviile in 1867 and purchased a drug business, which had thçn been established over twenty years, making it one of the oldest places of its kind in the village, which he disposed of in 1875. He was then engaged for a number of years with B. L. Ilurd and started his present establishment in 1895. Mr. Howland is recognized as a first-class citizen and business man and carries a large stock of drugs, chemicals, paints, oils, varnishes, cigars, stationery, and handles the morning and evening newspapers. In politics he is a Democrat and has served two terms as town clerk, being elected the last time in 1897. He is a member of the board of education. In 1866 Mr. Howland married Carrie A. Perkins, and their children are Stewart A., and Arthur R., both of Granville, and Frank, who resides at Victor, Col., near Cripple Creek; Grace E., and Cressie C,, both residing at home.


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