Biography of Hon. Clark E. Smith
Yates County, NY Biographies





Smith, Hon. Clark E. (son of David and Nancy), born in Starkey, March 8, 1842, was educated at the public schools and Dundee Academy, and until twenty two years of age, was engaged in farming. In 1864 he opened a store in Dundee in company with Chalion Headly, under the firm name of Smith & Headly, continuing until 1866. In the same year he formed a partnership with George W. Kingsley, the firm name being Smith & Kingsley. They continued in the mercantile business until about 1873, when it was again changed to Smith & Headly, remaining so until 1875, when Mr. Smith opened a store alone, and continued until 1885. He was town clerk for five or six years, was elected supervisor of Starkey and held that office six years. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1884 and 1885, and since that has retired from business. He married in 1866, Mary A. Headly, and had one son, William, who died from a shot wound received from a toy pistol, when eleven years of age.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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