SMITH, Charles H., M. D., was born in Linglestown, Dauphin county, Pa., August 9, 1851, and is a son of Dr. W. C. Smith and Hannah (Care) Smith. The grandfather Smith was of German descent, and came to America in 1761, and was a conspicuous soldier in Peter Grubb’s company during the Revolutionary war. He believed that "vincit amor patriae." The maternal grandfather was of English descent, and settled prior to the Revolution in Hopewell, Chester county. With the crude facilities at his command he cast cannons to be used by Washington. Charles H. received his early training in the public schools and later attended Dickinson Seminary at Williamsport. Here he prepared for the University of Pennsylvania, from which institution he graduated in 1872. He located at Linglestown, and practiced with his venerable father for several years. He married Miss Laura E. Unger, and they have three children: Sarah, Grace, and Hannah. He is a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society, and a very prominent and successful practitioner.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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