COL William Smith

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Death 24 Nov 1870 (aged 81–82)
Burial Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 212471608 · View Source
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Col. William Smith, was another native of New York, who came in the forties, and was a most reliable, as well as influential citizen. He was one of the prime movers, and also a stockholder, in the Plainfield Plank road, and was for years one of its principal officers. In 1850 he assisted in the organizing of the Merchants & Drovers bank, and was elected president. He died at his home on Western avenue, May 24, 1870. (From Past and Present of Will County, Illinois, Volume 1 By William Wallace Stevens, 1907).

"Col. Wm. Smith, one of the moat prominent businessmen and brokers of that State. Col. Smith served with distinction in the War of 1812 and was a Colonel of a regiment of New York troops at the Battle of Lundy' s Lane." From his son William Smith, Jr.'s memorial (Nashville American, Jan. 2, 1898)


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 212471608
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL William Smith (1788–24 Nov 1870), Find a Grave Memorial no. 212471608, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by ImRockDoc (contributor 49115587) .