1852–1923

Introduction

Born: March 16, 1852, Col­borne, On­ta­rio, Ca­na­da.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 1, 1923, at his home in De­troit, Mi­chi­gan.

Buried: Elm­wood Ce­me­te­ry, De­troit, Mi­chi­gan.

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Biography

Smith was the son of Ca­the­rine and Ne­he­mi­ah Hen­ry Smith. He mar­ried twice, to Ka­tie Jo­se­phine Black and Chris­tine Shoe­craft.

Smith was or­dained in the Af­ri­can Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal (AME) Church around 1870, ris­ing to the post of bi­shop in 1900. The AME elect­ed Smith as Church His­tor­i­o­gra­pher in 1920.

Smith served in the Al­a­ba­ma state le­gis­la­ture, 1874–76.

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