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BIIOGRAPHY of DR. LYMAN B. SMITH of MASONVILLE

Dr. Lyman B. Smith, was born in Masonville, Delaware county, NY, May 24, 1852, the youngest of a family of five children of Stillman Smith, deceased, a farmer of that county; he was educated in the common schools of his native county and Chicopee Falls High School of Massachusetts. At twenty years of age he took up the study of medicine with Dr. Baker when he was in Delaware county and entered the medical department of the University of New York in September, 1872, and graduated in February, 1875. He first took up the practice of the profession until October, 1875, in his native town. He then located in Woodstock, Ulster county, where he entered the Polyclinic Post-Graduate school in New York city, where he attended lectures until January, 1891. He then located in Hornellsville in partnership with Dr. M. J. Baker, which existed until Baker's death in December, 1892, since which time he has been alone. ln politics the doctor is a Republican, and was supervisor of Woodstock in 1880. He is the president of the Hornellsville Medical & Surgical Association. He is one of the house staff of St. Mary's Hospital. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity and a Knight Templar. September 15, 1875, he married Estella S. Brown of Masonville, Delaware county, by whom he had three children; Milton Baker Smith, a member of the graduating class and predident of the class of Hornellsville Academy, Lizzie and Edith Sarah.

From "Landmarks of Steuben County NY" by Harlo Hakes 1896
Courtesy of Annette Campbell, March 14, 2001



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