[p. 957] of the well-known Smith-Hutton-Kirk Company, leading hardware dealers of New Castle, Pa., was born in this city March 23, 1862. He was there reared and educated, and in early life engaged in his present business. His connection with the hardware firm of Kirk & Dickson began about twenty-six years ago, and he has continued with the same establishment through its various changes in ownership to the present time. This enterprise was established at an early date by Mr. Dickson, who later formed a partnership with Mr. Kirk, the firm of Kirk & Dickson existing from 1885 until 1889, when the firm of Kirk & Smith came into being and existed until 1898. At that time the Kirk & Smith Company was organized, and in 1902 the Smith-Hutton-Kirk Company, under which title the business is now carried on. It is recognized as one of the foremost business houses of the city and enjoys an extensive patronage throughout the county. Mr. Smith was united in marriage October 23, 1900, with Miss Frances Agnew, of Sewickley, Pa., and they have two childrenóJames M., Jr., and Alice Agnew. Mr. Smith holds fraternal relations with the Masonic order and is a member of the Lawrence Club of New Castle.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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