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1823 Born in Halifax, son of Thomas and Hannah Smith; Thomas was a card maker
1859 Formation of the wire making business which became Frederick Smith and Co
1861 Iron wire manufacturer, employing 34 men, 11 boys and 13 girls, widower, lived in Halifax
1868 Wire manufacturer, died in Halifax; the estate was granted to his widow Martha