Biography of William H. Smith
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Smith, William Hazlitt, was born in Hector, September 24, 1853, a son of Jeremy Smith. He prepared for college at Starkey Seminary and entered Cornell University in the fall of 1869, graduating in June, 1873 with the degree of A. B. He taught Latin and Greek one year in Ithaca Academy, and then entered the law office of King & Montgomery at Ithaca, was admitted to the bar in the fall of 1876 and formed a partnership January 1, 1877, with his brother Simeon, which existed until May, 1885. He then opened an office for himself and has since been alone, doing a general practice, but making a specialty of real estate transactions. He is a Democrat, and a member of Fidelity Lodge F. & A. M., and also of the R. A. He is a member of the Presbyterian church. In 1881 he married Celia Mattison of this county, and they have one daughter. Mrs. Smith is recently the inventor and patentee of the cloth tabby cat and other animals, which have been on the market for the past two years and have been very popular.

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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