Biography of Arthur H. Smith
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Smith, Arthur H., was born in St. John, N. B., July 2, 1847. He is a son of Thomas, who came to Wayne county in 1848 and engaged in the melting business until 1884, when his son, A. H., became a partner with him in the business, in 1887 he sold out to A. H. Smith and J. K. Southen, of Boston, the style being the Smith Malting Company, which firm continued up to 1890, when A. H. Smith withdrew and built a malt house for himself. In 1892 he associated with F. H. Topping of Philadelphia, the firm being Smith & Topping, who continued the business until it had a capacity of 200,000 bushels. Thomas built a malt house in Weedsport. He died in 1890 aged eighty three years. A. H. Smith married at the age of twenty three, Mary B., daughter of David C. Bockoven, and they have two children, Arthur H., jr., and Mrs. Anna Wood. Both Mr. Smith and his father have been prominently identified with the best interests of their town.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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