Smith, Albert R., Wheatfield, was born in North Tonawanda, August 18, 1871, and was educated in the North Tonawanda High School and Bryant & Stratton's Business College, Buffalo. He read law with L. T. Payne for three years and was admitted to the bar July 29, 1896. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, a charter member of the I. O. O. F. No. 663, and a trustee in the Royal Arcanum; he is also a member of the 25th Separate Company and has been since its organization. He enlisted as corporal, was promoted to sergeant and finally to first sergeant June 15, 1896. In the spring of 1896 Mr. Smith was put in nomination by the Democratic party for trustee of the village. His father, John N. Smith, came to Tonawanda in the early fifties.
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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