This Day In Norwood History-January 9


Prominent Norwood Man Had Been Engaged in Tanning Business Practically All His Life.

Mon, Jan 10, 1910 – 3 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com

NORWOOD, Jan 9—John E. Smith, one of Norwood’s oldest and most prominent citizens, died at his home on Day st this morning of pneumonia, aged 79 years. A wife, who is an invalid; a sister, Mrs , and a brother, , survive him.

Mr Smith retired from active business 10 years ago, but had been engaged in the tanning business most of his life, establishing a tannery with his father, , and brother. Charles L. Smith, in 1853. This firm was known as Lyman Smith & Sons, and upon the father’s death, in 1883, as . In 1891 the Smith plant was added to the holdings and the firm name changed to company. Mr Smith was a member of Orient lodge, A. F. and A. M.

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