Herman C. Goldsmith


Portrait And Biographical Record Of Northern Michigan
Containing Portraits And Biographical Sketches Of Prominent
And Representative Citizens
Record Publishing Co., 1895

Herman C. Goldsmith is the proprietor of a well equipped drug store at No. 723 Kosciusko Street, Manistee, and is a registered pharmacist. He has a good location, and has built up a fine trade. Though scarcely five years have elapsed he embarked in business he has prospered, and is a fair example of what a young man with pluck and energy can accomplish in the way of raising himself above mediocrity.

The parents of our subject were David and Lovina (Spaulding) Goldsmith, both natives of New York State. The former was born in 1800, and died in 1874. He was a farmer by occupation, and made a success of his business affairs. He was three times married, having three children by his first union, two by the second, and three sons by his third marriage. To the latter our subject belongs. His brothers, Schuyler and george S., are enterprising business men, the former being now engaged in farming near Hedgewood, Kan., while the latter is in the drug business in this city. On the death of their father, Schuyler and George purchased the old homestead, the latter selling out his interest at the end of the year.

The birth of Herman C. Goldsmith took place near Mecklenburg, Schuyler County, N.Y., February 14, 1855. He received a public-school education, and for a time was a student at Cook Academy. After the death of his father, he started out to make his own way in the world, and was in the West for a year or more. Going then to Flint, Mich., he worked at various employments. In 1881 he came to this city, and for the first two or three years was employed in the shingle-mills. Subsequently he worked as a carpenter, and finally obtained a position as a clerk in a drug store, where he served for a number of years. Several years ago he passed the examination and received a certificate as a registered pharmacist.

In this city a marriage ceremony was celebrated on Washington's birthday in 1888, by which Miss Clara Tulledge became the wife of Mr. Goldsmith. She was born in the Keystone State, and when about fifteen years of age came to this place with her parents, William B. and Laura Tulledge. One son, Ralph E., was born to our subject and his estimable wife April 28, 1891.

Mr. Goldsmith is interested in a number of civic societies, and before leaving his native state joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows' lodge. He has filled the chairs of Vice-Commander and Master Warden of Manistee Lodge, K. of P., and is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America. In political matters he is a Republican. Though reared in the Baptist faith, he is not connected with any church organization, but strives to incorporate in his daily life high principles and upright treatment of his fellow-men.

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