SMITH was born in Pennsylvania on July 4, 1872 to Daniel
Smith and his wife, the former Mary J. Fithian. He was the
second of four children, coming after Edward and before Jacob
and Flora. The Smiths were living at 423 Mechanic
Street when the 1880 Census was taken, the elder Smith then
working as a confectioner. Also living with the family was
Daniel Smith's widowed grandmother, Jane Fithian.
Smith married Jane Elizabeth Tomlinson on December 26, 1898 in
Smith was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on November 23, 1899. The
1900 Census shows him living at 1217 Locust Street in South
Camden with his widowed mother, Mrs. Mary Clark, older brother
Edward Smith, and wife Jennie. A daughter, Florence, was born
just after the Census. The 1906 City Directory has the family at
Street. The 1910 Census shows Daniel Smith, wife
Jennie, children Florence, Marian, Edna, Helen, Daniel Jr. and
older brother Edward at 1217 South
3rd Street. The Smiths were still there in late 1923.
the end of 1926 Daniel Smith had been promoted to Captain at the
Fire Department and had moved to 224 South 27th Street in East
Camden with his wife, children Florence, Edna, and Daniel Jr.,
and older brother Edward.
April of 1938 Daniel Smith was interviewed by a reporter from
the Camden Courier-Post, where he spoke of his 38 years' service
with the Camden Fire Department. He was serving as Captain at
Engine Company 9 in East Camden when the 1940 City Directory was
compiled. By the end of 1943 he had retired. Daniel Smith was
still living at 224 South
27th Street when the 1947 Camden City Directory was
compiled. He had passed way prior to the publication of the 1956
New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory. His wife was then still
living at that address, and she was still there in the fall of
1959. Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Tomlinson Smith passed awa in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 19, 1960.