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Seaforth, Out., «•as born April
,---i iitll, 1S57, at Bownialiville,
Out. He is the eldest soli of the late
Rey-. John Smith, minister of Erskine
Presbyterian Church, Toronto. The
subject of our sketch received his edu-
cation at the public and High schools
of Bo«-inaneille. On leaving school
he entered the bank at Port Perry,
where he remained for a few months.
Afterwards he occupied positions at
different places, including Toronto.
He then joined the staff of the Bank
of Commerce, in which he remained
four years, with much satisfaction to that

institution. Mr. Smith was inarried to Miss Belle Taylor, daughter of Chief Justice Taylor, of Manitoba, Oil July 31st, 1SS3, by whom he has one child. In the year iSSS he commenced the business of private banking in Sea-forth, which he still carries oil. He enjoys the full confidence of the business and farming community, and does a most successful banking business. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and takes an active interest in all church work. He is president of the Christian Endeavor Society, and a faithful worker in the Sabbath School. In politics he is a Reformer.


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