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From: "Linda H. Gutierrez" <>
Subject: Biographical sketch of Charles Winslow SMITH
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 15:22:06 -0600

The following biography appears on pages 1003-1004 in the

"History of Rochester and Monroe County New York From the Earliest Historic Times to the Beginning of 1907" by William F. PECK, The Pioneer Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1908.

Charles Winslow SMITH, associated with the business interests of Rochester as treasurer of the SHERWOOD SHOE COMPANY, belongs to one of the old New England families, his ancestry being dis­tinctively American in its lineal and collateral lines for many generations. He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, June 6, 1880, and was a grandson of Norman SMITH, a native of Con­necticut, who was reared in Plymouth, and fol­lowed farming as a life occupation. Unto him and his wife were born two sons and a daughter : Charles Wiard SMITH, who has a plantation and extensive lumber interests in Florida; Edward Winslow, deceased; and Jennie, now the wife of Cornelius TERRY, of New York city.

Edward Winslow SMITH was born in Plymouth, Connecticut, where he spent his early life, removing thence to Waterbury, Connecticut, and subsequently to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he was connected with the TERRY CLOCK COMPANY, being engaged in business there as a clock manu­facturer until the company sold out, when he removed to East Hampton and engaged in the coal and lumber business. He died there in December, 1904, at the age of fifty-eight years. In early manhood he wedded Jennie WEBB, who was born in Brighton, England, and was a descendant of the Earl of DERWINWATER. Her father, William WEBB, was also a native of Brighton, England, and was connected with the queen's mail service in that country. He came to America about 1859 and engaged in contracting and in brass work in Waterbury, Connecticut, taking the contract for making dies for coining Mexican money. His wife bore the maiden name of Barbara SCOTT and both are still living in Waterbury at the age of eighty-one!
years. They have a family of one son and three daughters: Jennie, now Mrs. SMITH; Elizabeth, the wife of Albert WATSON, of Ovid, Michigan; William, who is now residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Eva, the wife of W. A. PLUMPTON, of Waterbury. Unto Mr. and Mrs. SMITH were born two sons, Burton Webb and Charles Winslow. The mother is still living, and makes her home with a brother.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. SMITH were members of the Congregational church and he was prominent in community affairs. He held a number of municipal offices, being clerk of the selectmen, city assessor and a member of the town board. He was also chairman of the parish com­mittee and member of several other offices, his influence and labors constituting an important factor in the substantial development of the com­munity along material, intellectual and moral lines. His wife came to America with her parents when a maiden of ten summers and was reared to womanhood in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Charles Winslow SMITH accompanied his parents on their removal from Waterbury to Pittsfield, Connecticut., and afterward to East Hampton, Massachusetts. He prepared for college at Williston Seminary and was graduated from Yale Uni­versity in 1902, with the Bachelor of Arts de­gree. He afterward engaged in teaching for two years in Hoosie, New York, and in the fall of 1904 came to Rochester, where he entered the employ of the SHERWOOD SHOE COMPANY. His business capacity, enterprise and laudable ambition gained him recognition and when one and a half years passed he was made treasurer of the company, which is his present official connection therewith. The business of the house is extensive, its output being shipped to all parts of the United States.

On the 28th of September, 1905, Mr. SMITH was united in marriage to Miss Carolyn A. SHERWOOD, a daughter of Frederick A. and Effie C. (DODD) SHERWOOD. The young couple are promi­nent socially and are active and valued members of the First Presbyterian church. Mr. SMITH is serving at the present writing as superintendent of the Sunday school. He is also a .member of the Rochester Tennis Club. Although one of the more recent additions to business circles here, he has already demonstrated his worth to an extent that causes him to be classed with the valued young men of the city.


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