SMITH, James Reighard

SMITH, James Reighard

Male 1838 - 1921  (82 years)

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  • Name SMITH, James Reighard 
    Born 17 Oct 1838  Centre, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1880  Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    working as a dry goods merchant 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    living at 29 Walnut St. and working in a furniture store 
    Census 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Biography
    • From Bell's History of Northumberland County 1891: JOHN REIGHARD SMITH, proprietor of a furniture and music store, was born in Centre county, Pennsylvania, October 17, 1838, son of William and Isabella (Reighard) Smith, natives of Union and Centre counties, respectively. They removed to Union county, where the father died, and where the mother still resides. The subject of this sketch was reared in Union county from the age of four years, and received his education at the Mifflinburg Academy, after which he engaged in teaching. He subsequently removed to Columbia county, Pennsylvania, and was engaged in the mercantile and boat building business three years, and then went to Mooresburg and one year later to Pottsgrove, this county, where he conducted a mercantile business until 1894. In November, 1879, he established his present business in Milton, and was burned out in May, 1880, but immediately started again under a tent, and continued his business until the completion of his present mammoth store room, which is erected upon the former site of the Academy of Music. He now has the largest wholesale and retail establishment of the kind in the county, and one of the largest in the State. Mr. Smith is a stockholder in the Milton Trust and Safe Deposit Company. He is a member of Milton Lodge. F. & A. M., the Watsontown chapter, and the consistory of Bloomsburg. In December, 1869, he married Sarah C., daughter of William Reed, of Pottsgrove, by whom he has two children: William R. and John R. G. Mr. Smith is a Presbyterian, while his wife is a member of the Lutheran church; in politics he is a Democrat.
    Census (desc) 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    living at 29 Walnut St. and working as proprietor of a music store 
    _UID 7EB92354F48FA445A423DF5B792B38C0B7FA 
    Died 13 Aug 1921  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I231  Milton Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2014 

    Father SMITH, William,   b. 18 Dec 1806, Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bfr 1870  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother REIGHARD, Isabella Duncan,   b. 10 Aug 1818, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1897  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F77  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family REED, Sarah Catherine,   b. 10 Jul 1849, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1937, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Dec 1869 
    Children 
     1. SMITH, William R.,   b. 1870, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. SMITH, John R. G.,   b. 4 Dec 1871, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1917, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F78  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 16.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 11 Ward 2.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 6 Ward 2.

    4. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 997.

    5. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 15 Ward 2.