Charles Boardman Smith
- Born: 31 Jul 1811, Hartford CT
Charles B. Smith was educated at Lenox, Mass., and at Hartford. As early as December 1, 1833, when, at the age of twenty-two, he embarked in business, becoming a member of the firm of Smith, Hubbard & Co., at New Orleans, which was established as a branch of the Hartford house in 1816 - the oldest, or one of the oldest business houses in the southwest, then known as Smith & Bigelow. A few years after engaging in business at New Orleans, his interest commenced in the present Hartford firm of Smith, Bourn & Co., then T. Smith & Co., where he has for many years been the senior partner. This firm is one of the oldest engaged in the saddlery business in the United States, - dating from 1794. The files of Hartford papers published during the early days of the firm, contain their advertisement, in which the location of the establishment is described as "six yards from the state house." In 1870 Mr. Smith withdrew from the New Orleans house of Smith & Brother, as the firm was then styled. He had previously opened a branch of the Hartford house in New York city, at No. 20 Old Slip, in 1842, under the name of T. Smith & Co.; afterward located at 101 Maiden Lane, also on Beckman street, and afterward on Broadway. Of late years its location has been at No. 40 Warren street, under the firm name of C. B. Smith & Co., succeeded later by Smith, Worthington & Co., which firm is still actively engaged in business.
Events in his life were:
- He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a manufacturer of fine sadlery.