Friday, June 26, 2009

PROFILE: Howard C. Smith, 1860-1941

Howard C. Smith resided at 319 Lafayette Avenue. He was a wheelwright by trade. Mr. Smith was a charter member of the Broad Street Park M.E. Church and was the first Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday school
Mr Smith was a charter member of Rusling Hose Company and served as its first president. He served in that capacity for a total of 22 years in various terms. He served more years as leader of the Company than any of his successors. Mr. Smith was elected to the first Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire District 3, in 1912. He also served as president of the Broad Street Park Firemen's Relief Association.
Mr. Smith was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge, No.28, F.&A.M.; Washington Camp No. 14, P/O/S. of A., and Mercer Commandery NO.25, Loyal Sons of America.

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