Jay Hungerford Smith (Jay Hungerford Smith)

Jay Hungerford Smith

Businessman. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1877 as a pharmaceutical chemist and became a drugstore operator. He founded the J. Hungerford Smith Company, manufacturers and suppliers of fruit syrups for soda fountains, after discovering an interest in, and talent for, the development of superior syrups while working with drugstore fountains. The company became the leading national supplier of syrups for ice cream and soda fountains, with the Rochester Root Beer brand becoming particularly well renowned.  (bio by: Mount Hope NY)  Family links:  Parents:  William P. Smith (____ – 1899)  Sally Hungerford Smith (____ – 1912)  Children:  Helen Smith Clarke (1903 – 1966)*  Siblings:  Frances S. Smith (____ – 1899)*  May L. Smith (____ – 1952)*  Lois E. Smith Brown (____ – 1882)*  Amasa Daniel Smith (1846 – 1931)*  Annie E. Smith (1848 – 1873)*  George William Smith (1852 – 1945)*  Jay Hungerford Smith (1855 – 1932)  Joseph Brodie Smith (1861 – 1947)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • February, 20, 1855

Died

  • January, 01, 1970

Cemetery

  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • USA

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