Businessman. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1877 as a pharmaceutical chemist and became a drugstore operator. He founded the J. Hungerford Smith Company, manufacturers and suppliers of fruit syrups for soda fountains, after discovering an interest in, and talent for, the development of superior syrups while working with drugstore fountains. The company became the leading national supplier of syrups for ice cream and soda fountains, with the Rochester Root Beer brand becoming particularly well renowned.
Bio by: Mount Hope NY
Jean Dawson Smith