An enterprising horticulturist of Santa Clara County is Stanley Bassett Smith, who for the past fourteen years has devoted his energies to the operation of a desirable ranch, situated on the Los Gatos-Santa Clara Road. A native of the state of New York, he was born July 31, 1889, of the union of James and Ellen (Sawyer) Smith, the former a well-known educator, who was for ten years principal of the academic department of Grinnell College, Iowa, and after coming to California in 1888 he became prominently identified with educational interests of this state. He was one of the organizers of the Campbell Union high school and acted as its principal from 1900 until his demise, which occurred in 1912. While residing in the East he also conducted private schools and his life was devoted to the profession of teaching, in which he was very successful. The mother makes her home in Campbell.

Stanley B. Smith is one of seven children of this family, five of whom were graduated from the Campbell high school, and later he entered Leland Stanford University of this state, which conferred upon him the A. B. degree in 1911. He has since given his attention to the cultivation and development of his ranch of twenty-seven acres, which is situated in Santa Clara County, specializing in the raising of prunes and apricots. His labors have ever been of a constructive nature and intelligently carried forward.

Mr. Smith married Miss Isabel Rowell, born in Fresno, Cal., daughter of W. F. Rowell, a pioneer rancher of Fresno County, who died in San Jose. Mrs. Smith is also a graduate of Stanford, class of 1914. This union has been blessed with two children, Frances and Albert. Mr. Smith is a valued member of the local Grange, being past master, and his political support is given to the Republican party. He is a member of Charity Lodge F. & A. M., at Campbell. He is deeply interested in everything that pertains to the welfare and progress of his community, county and state, and is a young man of enterprise and determination, who is making wise use of his time, talents and opportunities.

From Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1134


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