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 William Wallace Smith

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William Wallace Smith

Birth
Scotland
Death 15 Nov 1913 (aged 82–83)
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Plot Section 13
Memorial ID 7594541 View Source
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Business Magnate. He and brother Andrew Smith took over restaurant and cough drop business in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1866 when their father, James Smith, the founder died. Later, to distinguish their brand from other imitations they registered their pictures as trademarks and positioned same on their product packaging above words trade and mark. William was over "Trade" and Andrew was over "Mark" and thus the "Smith Brothers" earned those nicknames.

Bio by: Edmond Spaeth


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Edmond Spaeth
  • Added: 18 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7594541
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7594541/william-wallace-smith : accessed ), memorial page for William Wallace Smith (1830–15 Nov 1913), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7594541, citing Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .