Biography of Justin M. Smith
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Smith, Justin M., was born in Delaware county, in 1817, and at seventeen years of age he came to Painted Post, and from there to Corning in 1850. From 1840 to 1846 he was engaged in dry goods business at Painted Post, also went to California in 1849. From 1850 to 1852 he was bookkeeper for a foundry firm in Corning, and after that in the employ of the Fall Brook & Blossburg Railroad for one year. In February, 1854, he went into the dry goods business in connection with the late William W. Hayt. Since 1862 the firm was Smith & Waite, the oldest firm in continual business in Corning. On account of impaired health he sold his interest in the business to N. E. Waite, his partner, and T. W. Kuger, who will continue the business under the name of Waite & Kuger. He was for thirty years trustee of the Presbyterian church.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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