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That successful wood and coal dealer of Sacramento, H. F. Smith, whose place of business is at No. 2814 J street, was born in San Francisco March 8, 1877, a son of Harry and Ann (Beaver) Smith. His father is living in San Francisco, but his mother has passed away. Mr. Smith gained his early education in Santa Cruz and later attended school in Sacramento. For a time after laying aside his books he was variously employed. At length he secured a position with the California Fruit Canning Association, which he retained for some years. After that he went into the service of the California Winery, for which concern he traveled five years. Then as a member of the grocery firm of Hart &, Smith he had two years' experience in the branch of commerce indicated. His present enterprise was undertaken in October, 1911, and has been prosecuted thus far with great success.

June 5, 1906, Mr. Smith married Anna E. Rudech, of Sacramento, who has borne him two children, Gregory B., March 14, 1907, and Ellen Beatrice, October 20, 1910.

May 7, 1898, Mr. Smith enlisted in Company F, Sixth Regiment, California Volunteer Infantry, and served one year in the military operations in which our government was then engaged. In polities he is independent; he is a member of the United Commercial Travelers Association, No. 140, of Sacramento; and he and his family are communicants of the Catholic Church.

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011