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George H. Smart
Jefferson Twp.

George H. Smart, Principal of the graded school at Guttenberg, was born at Bellows Falls, Vt. In 1837. He was educated at the High School of Walpole, N.H., and in April, 1856, he came to Clayton County, accompanied by his father, Harrison G. Smart, who settled in the village of Garnavillo, and now resides in New Albion. Allamakee County, Ia. He is a mason by trade, but for many years engaged in school-teaching. He was Principal of the Guttenberg school for three years, ending in 1874, his son being his successor. George H. Smart married Frances Barnes, whose father, John Barnes, was one of the pioneers of Garnavillo Township. To them have been born three children—Hattie E., Harrison (deceased) and Elmer. Mr. Smart has been very successful as a teacher, being endowed with superior mental abilities, and the power of imparting knowledge to others.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 872
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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