C. Fayette Smith on his Saddle Horse

by Laurel | April 4th, 2013

01 February 1931

From a Photograph Taken Over 50 Years Ago

C. Fayette Smith on his Saddle Horse

C. Fayette Smith on his Saddle Horse

All his life C. Fayette Smith has been a lover of horses, and he was seldom absent from a good horse race in the days when the Springdale Trotting Park was extant. Strangely enough, he never placed a bet on a horse in his life. He enjoys today a canter on a horse, and this photograph taken probably 50 years ago shows that in his early life he was just as fond of the saddle horse as in later years.

Charles Fayette Smith was born 24 Aug 1851 and died 16 July 1935. C. Fayette Smith was the son of Jonathan Moseley Smith who ran the swing ferry at Smith’s Ferry, his mother was Lucinda (Warren) Smith. C. Fayette was a well-known banker starting his career at age 16 when he became a clerk at the Hadley Falls Bank. He went on to work for the George Prentiss company for a number years, then returned to banking in 1891 through 1897 as a cashier for the City bank. At that point he was elected Bank President. He remained unmarried and was buried in Forestdale Cemetery.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.


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