Biography of Mrs. Slice H-Willis Smith
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 County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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Smith, Mrs. Alice H-Willis P. Smith was born in the township of Halfmoon, July 22, 1865, educated in the public schools and at Mount Pleasant, Mass. In early life he was a farmer. He is an extensive coal dealer in Mechanicville, and was in copartnership with Isaac H. Wendell. On April 1, 1898, he purchased Mr. Wendell's interest and since then has conducted a successful business alone. On April 2, 1890, he married Alice H. Fitzgerald of his own neighborhood, and they have three sons: Gerald Fitzgerald, Walter Bailey and Harvey Wendell. Mrs. Smith's father, George Fitzgerald, was born on the old homestead on the historic Hudson River, three miles south of Mechanicville, January 2, 1813; was educated in the schools and academies of his day and was a civil engineer by profession. He was ten years surveying in Central America and was the first of his profession in that country. He married Mary Hamilton of his native place, and they had two children, one died in infancy, and Alice H. (as above). Mr. Fitzgerald died November 22, 1886, and his widow January 7, 1895. His father, Edmond, was born in 1774; he was colonel of the State militia and married Eleanore Flynn. They had nine children, George being the youngest. The colonel died December 4, 1833, and his widow October 3, 1857. The family attended the Presbyterian church of Waterford, N. Y.


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