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C F F Smith


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/11/2006 at 16:46:43

C F F Smith, of the firm of Smith & Co, manufacturers of pottery, Boonesboro, was born in Erie county, New York, March 27, 1855, and lived there until thirteen years of age, when he came to Marshall county this State he enjoyed good educational advantages, having attended the Central University and Albion Seminary, in 1874 he commence teaching, which he followed for four years, his education was acquired by his own efforts, as he paid his tuition by teaching and other work, in 1875 he came to this county and followed teaching, also engaging in farming which he continued until the spring of 1880, when he engaged upon his present enterprise, November 5, 1879, he married Miss Clara Mauck, of Boonesboro, a lady of refinement and highly educated, Mr Smith’s, father, Charles Wesley Smith was the inventor of the Swift & Courtney parlor matches, also the inventor of lighting gas by electricity, and found a new method of making nails and screws, besides these he was associate editor of the “Scientific American"

1880 Boone Co History Book


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