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William Smedley

William Smedley

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

William Smedley (1849-50, 55-56), son of William and Deborah (Lightfoot) Smedley, was born in Middletown, December 6, 1799. He was a well-to-do farmer, having inherited the old homestead plantation in that township. He was active in the Society of Friends, of which he was an overseer in 1840; in 1858, was appointed an elder by Concord Quarterly Meeting, and served as treasurer of Concord Monthly Meeting from 1839 to his death, a period of twenty-seven years. For a number of years he was a director of the Training School for Feeble Minded Children, at Elwyn. He died April 27, 1866, aged 65 years.





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