Bio: Smith, W. D.

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----Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 1030


Biographical Sketch of W. D. Smith

W. D. SMITH, furniture, Medford; was born in Tioga Co., Penn., August 27, 1830. The family moved to Tompkins Co, N. Y., in 1841, where he learned cabinet maker's trade. In 1862 he came to Dane Co., Wis., and went into the employ of Government, manufacturing officers' desks, etc. In 1864 he located in Columbia Co. and opened hotel in Cambria. A fire destroyed all he had, when he came to Medford and opened furniture store; his wife having started a milliner shop. In 1855 he married Miss H. N. Murdock. They have two childrenóJosephine, now Mrs. Price, and Solomon. Mr. Smith has been School Treasurer for four years; belongs to A. O. U. W. and owns a farm of 40 acres.



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