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 Smedley Darlington

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Birth
Pocopson, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
24 Jun 1899 (aged 71)
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Section M, Lot 231
Memorial ID
6860348 View Source

U.S. Congressman. Born in Pocopson Township, Pennsylvania, he was a school teacher for several years, established a school in Ercildoun in 1851, plus made stenographic reports of sermons, lectures and speeches for the morning dailies of Philadelphia. During the Civil War, he served as a Captain in an independent company of cavalry, for the Pennsylvania Volunteer Emergency Militia. After the war, he conducted an extensive banking and brokerage business and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872. In 1887, he was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses, serving until 1891. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the brokerage business and banking, until his death at age 71 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was also a cousin of US Congressmen Edward and Issac Darlington.

U.S. Congressman. Born in Pocopson Township, Pennsylvania, he was a school teacher for several years, established a school in Ercildoun in 1851, plus made stenographic reports of sermons, lectures and speeches for the morning dailies of Philadelphia. During the Civil War, he served as a Captain in an independent company of cavalry, for the Pennsylvania Volunteer Emergency Militia. After the war, he conducted an extensive banking and brokerage business and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872. In 1887, he was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses, serving until 1891. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the brokerage business and banking, until his death at age 71 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was also a cousin of US Congressmen Edward and Issac Darlington.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 18 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6860348
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6860348/smedley-darlington: accessed ), memorial page for Smedley Darlington (24 Dec 1827–24 Jun 1899), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6860348, citing Oaklands Cemetery, West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.