Biography of Horace H. Smith
Franklin County, VT Biographies





Smith, Horace H., was born in Berkshire, Vt., September 13, 1850. His father, Isaac H., moved with his family from Canada to Sampsonville, Vt., about 1850. In 1860 he moved to Montgomery Center and engaged in the manufacture of butter tubs, conducting a flourishing business until his death in 1870. Horace H. went to Canada about 1868 and engaged in mercantile business at Brome, P. Q. He married Cyntha, daughter of Thomas Chapman, of that place, in 1882, and they have had four children: Lena, Minnie, Horace, and Frederick. In 1888 Mr. Smith came to Montgomery and engaged in business with his brother, James E. They rebuilt the latter,s mill, and commenced the manufacture of bobbins for cotton mills. The firm is known as J. E. Smith & Co., and is composed of the following gentlemen: James E. Smith, Horace H. Smith, Rev. George A. Smith, and J. T. Hughes. Mr. Hughes is an expert bobbin finisher, and joined the firm April 1, 1890. The capital stock is $100,000, and the firm owns 2,500 acres of heavy birch and maple timber. The lumber and clapboard mill in connection with the bobbin factory is the best in Montgomery. Their mills are located at Black Falls, and they give employment to 125 hands. Rev. G. A. Smith, pastor of the Roger Williams Baptist church of Providence, R. I., is a silent partner in the firm of J. E. Smith & Co. Edward H. Smith, the eldest brother, was a pipe organ builder here, and while assisting at the erection of a smoke stack in Montgomery he was killed. Four sisters are living: Jennie, wife of Col. O. P. Patten, interested in the Fairbanks scales in Montreal, P. Q.; Amelia, wife of Augustus Rosa, an architect and builder, of Chicago, Ill., and Beatrice City, Neb.; Amelia, wife of Ira A. Smith, an architect and builder, of East Berkshire, Vt.; and Lilia, wife of W. O. Parker, formerly of Montgomery, but now a resident of Billings, Montana. Sarah Clark, wife of the late Isaac H. Smith and mother of all these children, is still alive at the age of eighty two. She resides with her son James.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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