Bio: Smith, Horace L.
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 217.


HORACE L. SMITH, time-keeper for the Chippewa Lumber &Boom Co., was born in the town of Triangle, Broome Co., New York, April 7, 1838; lived there until Sept. 24, 1862, when he enlisted in Co. E, 137th N. Y. V. I.; served until May, 1865. He was in all engagements of his regiment until he was wounded at the battle of Lookout Mountain afterwards did hospital duty, clerked, etc. When he left the army he returned to Broome County, and remained there eighteen months; then went to Clearfield, Pa., where he was employed for five years with the firm of William Mengie & Co., lumbermen. March 28, 1871, he came to Chippewa Falls, and has been connected with the lumber interests ever since. He now has charge of hiring, paying, and keeping the time of the Lumber Company's men; he also has charge of handling the lumber in their yards at this point. He was married in New York State in April, 1876. to Emma Merrick; she is a native of Pennsylvania. They have one child, Edna. Mr. S. is a member of the A. F. & A. M. He has been interested in a stave factory at Cadotte, but has disposed of that interest.



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