Biography of Charles A. Smith
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Smith, Charles A., was born in the town of Ithaca, October 9, 1845, a son of Gabriel Smith, who was also a native of this county, born in Dryden February 4, 1818. In early life he followed farming, and later was a drayman of this place. Of his five son; our subject was the third. Charles was educated in the public schools of this town, and at the age of sixteen went in with his father in the dray business, which he has always followed. He was fourteen years with the latter, and for eight years was a partner with his brother, John Smith, for the past ten years having been alone. He has followed draying for thirty two years, and has fifteen horses and six men. He is a Democrat and in 1874 was collector for the village of Ithaca. He is a member of Hobasco Lodge F. & A. M., Eagle Chapter, Ithaca Council, St. Augustine Commandery, a member of the K. of P. and I. O. R. M. In 1870 he married Sarah E. Norton, daughter of James Norton, a grocer of this city, and they have two children, Ada and Lizzie.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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