MILO ELLSWORTH SMITH owns a fine farm in West Franklin township, Armstrong
County, and has been one of the active and useful citizens of that locality
serving the community in various official capacities.
John B. Smith , Mr Smith 's paternal grandfather, was one of the early
pioneers of North Buffalo township this county, where he cleared and improved
a farm. He lived to a good old age , dying in South Buffalo
dying in South Buffalo township July 18, 1871 in his eighty first year
To him and his wife ,Mary (Bell), was born a family of nine children:
John , George H., Joseph B., James G., Margaret B. who married John Graham
, Abraham W. , Samuel H., Robert M., and Richard N.
Richard N. Smith, son of John B., was born Jan 12, 1837 in North Buffalo
township, where he was reared to manhood. Most of his life
however was spent in West Franklin township this county , where he engaged
in farming and also operated a sawmill for many years . He died in Nebraska in
1902 at the age of sixty four. He married Mary M. Minteer daughter of William
and Barbara (Millen) Minteer, and granddaughter of William William and Mary
(Nicholson) Minteer natives of Ireland , Scotch Irish extraction, who settle
in what is now West Franklin township in 1813, taking up 150 acre of land
which they cleared and improved. They died there . To Richard N. Smith and his
wife were born two children: Clara E. and Milo Ellsworth , the former now the
wife of John Swan , of Delta county , Colo. The mother died Aug 27, 1911, in
her seventy fifth year.
Milo Ellworth Smith was born May 26, 1860 on the old William Minteer
homestead in West Franklin township, in which township he has always resided .
He received a common school education , and since he entered upon life's
activities has been occupied in farming. He has owned and occupied his present
farm of 180 acres since 1900. Though
he gives his work all the care and attention it needs to make it
profitable,he has not neglected the duties of citizenship, and has served as
supervisor, overseer of the poor, school director and school treasurer of his
township, giving satisfaction in the discharge of all his duties. He
is a Republican on political questions.
On June 26, 1880, Mr Smith married Catherine Gaiser, daughter of John L.and
Margaret (Severline) Gaiser, natives of Germany, and granddaugter of Ludwig
and Dorothy (Dieterly) Gaiser, who came from Wurtemberg, Germany to the United
States in 1847 the following year 1848 settling in Worthington and later
purchasing a farm in West Franklin township, where they died . To Mr. And Mrs.
Smith have been born three children: Charles H., Mamie E. (wife of Ralph
Hindman) and William L. Mr and Mrs Smith are members of the United
Presbyterian church at Worthington, and Mr. Smith has been active in the work
of the congregation, having served as elder since 1907
Source: Page 784, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and
Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed November 1998 by Bonnie Schultz for the Armstrong County Beers
Contributed for use by the Armstrong County Genealogy Project (http://www.pa-roots.com/armstrong/)
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