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Brother-in-Law of Stanford White---Well-Known Sportsman
James Clinch Smith, a brother-in-law of the late Stanford White, is well known as a sportsman and in society circles both in this city and in Paris. Until May, 1911, when he returned to this country to reopen his old homestead at Smithtown, L. I., Mr. Smith has spent most of his time in Paris, making frequent trips here. One of these trips brought him to New York a few days before Stanford White was shot by Harry K. Thaw, and Mr. Smith was present at the time of the tragedy. He was called upon to testify at the trial.

Mr. Smith was born at Smithtown and inherited the homestead and extensive estates there from his father, the late Judge J. Lawrence Smith. He has a fine stable of polo ponies, running horses and trotters and built a race track. He married Miss Bertha Barnes of Chicago.

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  1. Perth

    Perth said:

    Passenger fact: Smith inherited $5 million from an aunt and was one of the most prominent men in New York's social circles. He and his wife divided their time between New York and Paris. He was going back to New York to prepare for his wife's permanent return to the United States in October. His profession was a Lawyer and traveled first class on the Titanic sailing from Southampton. He went down with the ship at the age of 56.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) JAMES CLINCH SMITH (New York Times, Tuesday 16th April 1912, ref: #3113, published 29 June 2004, generated 30th November 2021 05:38:04 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/james-clinch-smith.html