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    DANIEL W. SMITH, cashier of the First National Bank of Troy, is one of the older residents of this city, with the interests of which he has been identified since lie was twenty-seven years of age. He was born March 9th, 1835, in Montgomery County, Ohio, and is a son of Lester Smith, who was a pioneer in the business of manufacturing cut shingles here. After his years of school attendance had passed, Daniel W. Smith was taken into a general mercantile store as a clerk, where he continued until 1862, when he began work in what was then known as a branch of the State Bank of Ohio, which developed into the present First National Bank of Troy. He was advanced from the position of bookkeeper to be teller, then assistant cashier and since 1882 has been cashier of this institution. He has not only the esteem of the financiers with whom he is associated, but he has also the confidence of his fellow citizens to a marked degree, who, for forty years have elected him treasurer of Concord Township. In politics he is a Republican and has also served in the City Council of Troy and for several years was trustee of the City Water Works. For twelve years also he was a member of the Board of Education and has been for a number of years a member of the City Board of Sinking Fund, of which he is now president.

    In 1864 Mr. Smith was married to Miss Angeline Janvier, who is a daughter of J. T. Janvier, who was a prominent member of the Miami County bar, public prosecutor of the county, and a man of wide influence and much talent. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have had six children, namely: Robert J., who is an attorney in practice at Mercedes, Texas; Margaret, who died at the age of eleven years; Walter S., who is superintendent for the E.W. Bliss Company, of Brooklyn, New York; Frederic H., a graduate of West Point, who is a lieutenant in the United States Army; Eugene, who is connected with the office force of the E.W. Bliss Company; and Adeline, who is the wife of Herbert Johnston, general manager and chief engineer of the Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company of Troy. Mr. Smith and family are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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