Smeaton, J. V., Wheatfield, was born in Fultonville, N. Y., and was engaged in the lumber business there prior to coming to Tonawanda in 1889, to enter the firm of Calkins & Co., which became an incorporated company in 1894, with Mr. Smeaton as secretary and treasurer and resident manager. They are also wholesale dealers in lumber and operate an extensive planing mill. They handle about 25,000,000 feet of lumber annually and employ from seventy-five to 125 hands. Mr. Smeaton married Jennie Birch. in 1893, and they have one son, Donald.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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