FRED B SMITH
SURNAMES: BILTON, SHORROCKS,
An enterprising, industrious horticulturist who is
successful in his efforts to help advance the best interests in his
community is Fred B. Smith, who was born in Yorkshire, England, in
January, 1879, the son of John and Eliza (Bilton) Smith, both natives
of England. The father made the first trip to America alone and then
returned for his family and brought them back when Fred was only eleven
years of age, locating at Saratoga, where they have been residing ever
Fred B. Smith attended the public schools of his district and received
a fairly good education. His marriage united him with Miss Lucy
Shorrocks, who was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry A. Shorrocks. She attended the San Jose State Normal and taught
for the three years following her graduation. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are
the parents of three children, Doris E., Clifford F., and Kathleen Mae.
John Smith is the owner of thirty-three acres of land and Fred Smith
has the fourteen acres adjoining his father, and they are closely
associated in the operation of their farms. The acreage is planted to
prunes, apricots and cherries, and the trees are bearing splendidly.
Politically, Mr. Smith is a stanch Republican. Fraternally, he is a
member of the Odd Fellows lodge, and in religious faith, he and his
family are active workers in the Congregational Church of Saratoga.
From Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1150
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