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WILSON LORENZO SMITH, Apr. 3, 1863 - Sept. 29, 1935
b. Edinboro, Pa. d. Waterford Twp., Erie County, Pa.
122. HETTA MARIAH MITCHELL, Nov. 27, 1868-Feb. 29, 1940
b. Greene Twp.- d: Waterford Twp., Erie County, Pa.
Married May 17, 1887

131. Nina Pearl, Nov. 18, 1888 -
m. Henry Thompson ( 1884- ) Oct. 20, 1909
132. Carl Alva, Oct. 16, 1890 -
m. Grace McCoy ( 1893- ) Feb. 22, 1910
133. Mabel, Feb. 12, 1893-Feb. 20, 1894

Wilson Smith was a son of Lorenzo A. and Susan A. (Fuller) Smith. Lorenzo Smith was born in Staten County, New York, and served in the .Civil War in Company K, 145th Pennsylvania Volunteers, enlisting Aug. 20, 1862 and. receiving his honorable discharge June 29, 1865. He was a carpenter who lived for years at Edinboro, Pennsylvania,. and moved .to Waterford in 1891, where he died in 1895, after having been an active worker all his life. After the death of her husband Mrs. Lorenzo Smith Iived at Waterford with her son, Wilson Smith, until her death in 1899. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Smith were buried at Edinboro, which was the town of her birth.

Wilson Smith attended school at Edinboro, Pennsylvania, where he spent his early years. He started into business for himself as a huckster, in addition to his farm work. He was always greatly interested in live stock of which he was an expert judge. About 1906 this interest led him to engage extensively in dairy farming, and to give up the huckster business. In 1911 he and his son, Carl Smith, purchased the farm where his son now lives, and carried on an extensive milk business together, keeping on the average 35 to 40 head of cattle.

Mrs. Wilson Smith was born at the old Mitchell homestead, attending the local grade school, and the Academy High School at Waterford, receiving an unusually good education for the times.

During her school days she excelled especially in penmanship, and was able to write a beautiful hand in later years as well. She suffered an attack of infantile paralysis at the age of six, which left her lame and handicapped for certain types of work. It was for this reason that she used to work for her uncle, Edward Cass, in his woolen factory, where she operated a loom in her early years. At this time she lived with her aunt, Jane Cass, in the old house across the creek from the factory. Later she worked in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she was employed at the time of her marriage.

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