Bio: Smith, Arthur (1881)


Surnames: Smith, Fish, Dean, Gilbert

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, pages 332-333

ARTHUR SMITH, Eau Claire, was born in the town of Vernon, Trumbull Co., Ohio, Nov. 13, 1839. Came to Wisconsin in the Spring of 1850, locating in the present town of Marshall, Dane Co., and residing there until 1854. Then, for the greater part of the time until 1861, he lived in Marquette County. In April, 1861, he came to the town of Brunswick, and engaged in farming until the Fall of 1862, when he came to Eau Claire and clerked for W. H. Smith & Co. In the Spring of 1865, he went into partnership with Seth Fish, in the grocery business, under the firm name of Smith & Fish. They had been in business but one year when they were burned out, and since then Mr. Smith has been in partnership with his brother Albert. In 1875, George W., another brother, became associated with the firm. They at first carried a stock of hardware, hats, caps, boots and shoes, but now devote their whole attention to groceries and crockery. Mr. Arthur Smith was Alderman of the Third Ward two terms of two years each, and is now serving his second term as Chairman of the County Board. He was married in Eau Claire, Jan. 14, 1868, to Josephine, daughter of Enos Dean, an early settler of Adams County. She was born in Waverly, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. They have two children, Cornelia Josephine and Arthur Dean. Mr. Smith is a member of the A. F. & A. M. His father, William Smith, resides in Eau Claire. His mother, Cornelia (Gilbert) Smith, died here in November, 1879.

Arthur Smith, Eau Claire, Vernon, Trumbull Co., Ohio, OH, Marshall, Dane Co., Marquette County, Brunswick, W. H. Smith & Co., Seth Fish, Smith & Fish, Smith, Albert Smith, George W. Smith, Third Ward, County Board, Josephine Dean, Enos Dean, Adams County, Waverly, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., New York, Cornelia Josephine Smith, Arthur Dean Smith, A.F. & A.M., William Smith, Cornelia Gilbert, Cornelia Smith




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