Farm and fishery legend John Smith Sr. died on Monday, leaving behind a legacy of family farms and fishermen in his hometown of Freshfield, Illinois.
John Smith’s Farm & Fireman’s Villages opened in 1876, with a focus on raising the standard of living for farmers and fishermen across the state.
The town had its own tavern, the First Tavern, and was home to local breweries and wineries, including the first to open in the United States.
Today, the town is home to about 150,000 people.
The village is the only community-run farm in the state, and in addition to raising the average price of a pint of milk, it also helps fund scholarships, youth programs, and educational programs.
As of 2018, the Village of Freshfields had received more than $3 million in federal funding.
The village has an annual average of $1,700 in state and local aid for farmers, according to the USDA.
But the village also hosts a wide range of events and events throughout the year, including an annual parade, the first annual fire and fireworks show in the country, and an annual holiday pageant.
Smith was born in 1877 in New Jersey and moved with his family to Illinois when he was 6.
By age 13, he had landed a job in Chicago as a clerk at the United Mine and Iron Company.
Smith then moved to Chicago, where he was soon hired at the Chicago Daily Tribune as a reporter.
In 1881, Smith joined the United State Congress, which he served until 1894.
In 1896, Smith became the youngest-ever elected mayor of the Chicago suburb of Elgin.
He served for 25 years, leading the town to a thriving industrial and retail district that had a population of about 300,000.
At the time, Elgin was known for its fine wine, its blue-collar culture, and its growing population of Irish and Italian immigrants.
In 1900, the village received federal funding to expand the town’s school system, which would become the city’s first community college.
As a city councillor, Smith had strong ties to the Irish and Italians, and the community became known for celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne on Christmas Eve in 1904.
After a stint as an Illinois senator in the mid-19th century, Smith retired in 1926 and became a farmer.
In 1950, the mayor became the village’s chief financial officer, a position he held until 1972.
“I have never been a politician,” he told the New York Times in 2014.
“I just do what I do best.”
Smith’s farm is still a place of honor in his memory, but he also has been remembered for his commitment to the communities he grew up in.
John Smith Sr., a member of the Smiths family, with his daughter, Rosemary, and son, Charles, who joined the Smith family farm and fishing in 1871, on Saturday, March 1, 2018, in Elgin, Illinois.(Photo by Mark Kauzlarich/Getty Images) John and Rosemary Smith and their son Charles Smith, who were part of the original Smith family on Saturday in Elgnes village of the same name in the Chicago area, were among those celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Smith Jr.’s death.
It is with the great joy of the community that we announce the death of John J. Smith Sr./President, President and Founder of John S. Smith Farm and Fishing Village.
John Sr. was born August 27, 1877, in Chicago, Ill.
He moved to Elgin in 1886, and by 1901 he had served as mayor of Elgne for eight years.
John S., Jr., a son of John and Rose Mary Smith, served as a U.S. Congressman from Chicago from 1912 to 1924.
When the village was founded in 1878, John Sr., Jr. was still employed as a farmer, according.
He had several sons who were also farmers.
In 1896, he moved to Illinois, where his wife, Mary, worked for the local branch of the Illinois Manufacturers Association.
By 1910, John and Mary had established a small farming operation.
In 1917, John was appointed the village treasurer, and he and his sons John and John S Jr. took over the village in 1926.
One of the largest contributions made to the village by the Smith brothers came in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which gave the village $1 million in aid.
To honor the family, the Smith boys also had a Christmas tree that was planted in the village.
This tree was planted on Christmas Day, and John Sr.’s sons were able to raise a $500,000 Christmas tree for the village that year, and another $500 to support the new community center.
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