WILLIAM F. SMITH.
No. 2301. WEST POINT CLASS OF 1869
Died, January 23, 1898, in New York City, aged 52
WILLIAM FREDERICK SMITH was born on Madison Street,
New York City, April 12, 1846. He received a fair elementary
education at private schools in New York City; was admitted
to the United States Military Academy at West Point July 1,
1865, and was graduated therefrom on June 15, 1869. He was
appointedl a Second Lieutenant, Fifth Regiment of Cavalry, U.
S. A., on the same (late, but declined the appointment, thus practically
severing his connection with the military establishment.
He went into business with his father and brothers, and -was
for some years a member of the firm of I. H. Smith's Sons.
On October 16, 1873, he was married to Miss Annie E.
Condit, of New York City, and one child, a son, was the result
of this marriage. By a subsequent marriage he had several
children, who, with their mother, live in New York City.
Business reverses took place and after the dissolution of the
firm, some years after the death of his father, he followed various
vocations, principally in the line of agency and commission work.
His latter years were clouded by financial embarrassments, and
when attacked by a malignant disease, he had no will or desire,
apparently, to fight against it. He died January 23, 1898, at
New York City, of diphtheria.
West Point Annual Reunion, June 12, 1900
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