Niagara County

1897 Biography - Horace C. Smith

Smith, Horace C., was born in Canada, July 1, 1858, a son of Phineas and Eva Smith. His father was born in New Jersey, September 6, 1799, and by occupation was a blacksmith, he being the oldest one in Western New York. His mother was born in Canada, where they were married, after which they came to Niagara county and located in Lewiston, where they both died, his mother in 1884 and his father in 1887. They had eight children, six of whom are living: Hetzel P., died in Kansas; Levi, died in Buffalo; Samuel resides in Iowa, Henry at Suspension Bridge, Nelson in Lewiston, Mrs. Jane Vaughn in Lewiston and Harriet Luff in Lockport. Horace C. was married July 4, 1888, to Mary Donohue of Lockport, and they have one daughter, Eva, born March 4, 1889, and have lost four children: Horace, born July 4, 1891, died when seven months old; two that were twins and died in infancy; Irvine, born March 14, 1895, died in November, 1895. Mr. Smith learned his trade in the town of Lewiston, after which he located at Ridge Road, and in 1883 went to Pennsylvania and Ohio, where he remained two years, then came back to his old place, where he has since resided.

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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