SMITH, Edwin B., D. D. S.,was born at Linglestown, Dauphin county, Pa., March 28, 1855, son of Peter and Elizabeth (Thompson) Smith. His father was born in Lancaster county, June 2, 1819, and was a farmer by occupation. He married Miss Elizabeth Thompson, born in Berks county, Pa., April 23, 1832, daughter of Dr. Thompson. They had seven children of whom five are living: John H., Dr. E. B., Amanda, Charles, and Preston. Their deceased children are Fannie, died in February, 1873, aged eighteen years, and Louisa, wife of J. F. Brightbill. The father filled various township offices. He died in August, 1893, aged seventy-three years. The mother is still living at the age of sixty-four years and resides in Canton, O. Edwin B. received his early education in the public schools at Linglestown, after which he attended the St. Thomas Academy, at Linglestown, for two terms. He began teaching when he was seventeen years of age, and was employed in this occupation for seven successive terms. During the intervals and vacation between terms he attended a private school at Allentown, Pa. He was graduated from the College of Dental Surgery, at Baltimore, in 1881, and came to Linglestown and opened an office for the practice of dentistry. During the last seven years the Doctor has had an office at Harrisburg, and in 1895 removed his residence to this city, locating at No. 931 North Third street. The family are members of the Reformed church. Dr. Smith was married at Linglestown, February 12, 1878, to Miss Christina Hicks, daughter of Jacob Hicks. They have no children. The Doctor is a member of Linglestown Lodge No. 629, I. O. O. F. In his political views he is a Democrat. The father of Mrs. Smith is a native of Dauphin county, and a farmer by occupation. He married Miss Christina Marberger, a native of Schuykill county, to whom were born seven children. He filled the office of justice of the peace in West Hanover township and also that of school director. He died in 1875 aged sixty-four years. His wife died in April, 1890, at the same age. They were members of the Reformed church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 26 November 2000
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