Daniel M. Smith
SMITH, Daniel M., lumber dealer, contractor and builder, was born in Fairview, York county, Pa., June 24, 1843, son of Michael and Catherine (Miller) Smith. The father was a native of Perry and the mother of Cumberland county. They became residents of York county, where they died, the former in August, 183, the latter in March, 1865. The father was twice married, and by his first wife had four children, the only survivor of whom is Michael, residing in Perry county. Eight children were born to his second marriage, of whom the youngest is Daniel M., and the others living are Nancy, wife of Henry Mosey, of New Cumberland, Pa., George, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Mary Ann, wife of William Sheely, of Plymouth, Ohio, and David, residing in Fairview township, York county. Daniel M. was reared on the farm and received his education in the district schools. He learned the carpenter trade in 1864 came to Harrisburg, where he worked at his trade in lumber and in contracting and building, which has placed him among the prominent and substantial business men of the city. He was married in Harrisburg, October, 1865, to Catherine S. Kane, of Hummelstown, Pa., to whom have been born two children; Bertha F., died August 31, 1882, and Henry M. Mr. Smith is a member of Fulton Council, No. 35, O. U. A. M., and Harmony Castle, No. 53, K. G. E. In his politics he is with the Democrats. he attends the Lutheran church. Mrs. Smith died October 23, 1893.
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