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E. C. Smith, who is very capably filling the responsible position of manager of the T. Jones & Company store at Hornbrook, has had consiberable business experience and stands high in public esteem. He was born in Etna, Siskiyou county, in September, 1900, and is a son of M. F. and Anna E. (Salstrom) Smith, both of whom are natives of California, the father having been born in Siskiyou county in 1872, and the mother in Humboldt county. They are the parents of seven children, Vivian, E. C., Lawrence, Frances, Merle, Ray and Harrold, all born in this state. M. F. Smith did some mining in early days, and also was active in the transportation business, packing by mule teams. He is now engaged in the garage business at Etna.

E. C. Smith attended the public schools, graduating from the Etna high school in 1919, after which he engaged in farming in Scott valley. After three and a half years he turned his attention to clerical work, being employed in a general store at the Forks of the Salmon river for some time. His next position was in the office of the wholesale grocery firm of J. R. Garret & Company, which later sent him to its head office at Marysville. He spent four years there, part of the time in the office and part as a traveling salesman. When that firm sold out to the Western Wholesale Grocery Company, in January, 1929. He [sic] continued with the latter until he was proffered his present position, which he accepted and in which he has done very capable and satisfactory work. He has charge of a fifty thousand dollar stock of general merchandise and his previous experience in mercantile affairs has been invaluable to him here.

In 1925 Mr. Smith was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Marlahan, of Scott valley, who is a graduate of both the high school and Teachers College and taught four years in Scott valley and San Jose, this state. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are the parents of two children, Edward Michael and Robert M. Mr. Smith shows an effective interest in local public affairs and is an exemplar of the best type of citizenship, being a man of high ideals and practices.



Transcribed by Marie Hassard 02 June 2010.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2, Pages 143-144. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

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