Biography of Oscar H. Smead
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Smead, Oscar H., Madrid, was born in Lawrenceville, December 4, 1826. His father, Walter, was a native of Vermont, born June 1, 1801, and came to this country when a young man just after his marriage, and with a very small start, he brought all his goods and his wife on a pair of bob sleds from his native State, and took up a tract of land in the town of Lawrence, becoming one of the prominent farmers of that town, of which he was a great many years justice of the peace. He married in Vermont, December 21, 1825, Mary M. Osgood, and they had four sons: Nelson of Washington; Darwin D. of Leeds, Dakota; David M., a carpenter of Madrid; and Oscar, the oldest son and our subject. Walter Smead died December 22, 1874, and his wife October 31, 1872. The early life of Oscar was spent in the town of his birth. He was educated in the common schools and remained on the old homestead farm until about thirty two years of age. In 1858 he, with his parents, moved into Potsdam, where they remained but a year. In 1859 Mr. Smead bought a farm of 144 acres, where they spent the balance of their days. Madrid Springs twenty years ago was very popular, but a lack of development has weakened their use. In 1887 Mr. Sniead bought the forty acre farm on which the springs were located, and here he died January 20, 1892. Mr. Smead was always interested in church work and was connected with the Baptist society. He married in 1885, Maggie, daughter of John White, a farmer of Lisbon, who still survives him.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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