F. A. SMOGOR, architect and contractor, at Steubenville, O., has been a resident of this city for six years. He was born in Poland in 1875, but has lived in America ever since he was seven years of age. Mr. Smogor was reared at South Bend, Ind., and there gained his literary and technical education, graduating from Notre Dame University in the class of 1903 as a mechanical engineer. He came then to Dillonvale, Jefferson County, Ohio, where he taught school for seven months and then established himself at Steubenville. Here he has been engaged in architectural work and general contracting. He is also interested in the Kosciusko Mercantile enterprise, serving as secretary and treasurer of the company, of which Stanislaus Ruszkowski is president. He is a member of the Steubenville Chamber of Commerce, but since coming to this city has taken no active part in politics, devoting himself entirely to business. He is one of the charter members of the above organization.
Mr. Smogor was married in 1903 to Miss Mary Piszczek, and they have three children, Casimie, Clara and Bernice. Mr. Smogor is a member of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church and of the Roman Catholic Union, being president of the local body of this organization. He is an able business man and representative citizen. His residence at No. 1317 Ridge Avenue is one of the handsomest in the beautiful suburb of La Belle View.