DANIEL SMITH

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DANIEL SMITH, who was a prosperous farmer of Plum Creek township, Armstrong county, was a native of that township, born Feb. 26, 1852. He was a son of Absalom and Susanna (Mulberger) Smith, the former a native of Plum Creek township, Armstrong county, the latter born in Center county, Pa. Absalom Smith always followed farming. Of his three children, one son and one daughter survive.

Daniel Smith received his education in the public schools of his home locality, and he was reared to farming, which vocation he followed all his life in Plum Creek township. He was one of the trusted men of his township, which he served in a public capacity as tax collector for nine years.

On July 2, 1873, Mr. Smith married Susanna Yount, of Plum Creek township, daughter of David Yount, farming people, who had a family of ten children, six of whom are living. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, namely: Minnie resides at home; Clara Belle married Chalmer George, who is an employee of the People�s Gas Company, and they have five children, three sons and two daughters, Duke, Cecil, Harold, Hazel and Margaret S.; Mary married Prof. R. C. Gibson, of Leechburg, who teaches in the Allegheny high school, and they have one child, Kenneth, born in August, 1910; Margaret married Jesse Ritchey, a roller in the mill at Vandergrift, Pa.; Blair, who is employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Pittsburgh, married Iva Faith, of Kittanning township, Armstrong county, and they have one child, a son, born in May 1912; Lloyd died when four years old.

Mr. Smith lived on his farm until his death, which occurred Jan 10, 1903. His widow subsequently sold the place and moved to Elderton, where she has since had her home. The family are Lutherans in religious connection.

Source: Pages 842, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed April 2002 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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