Smith, Henry Ryan
Smith, Henry Ryan, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Canada, April 29, 1812. He was converted at an early age, and commenced to preach when about nineteen. At the age of twenty-six he entered the Genesee Conference; and his ministerial life was interrupted by but one year's superannuation (1847). He died at Wilson, N.Y., April 29, 1873. Before coming to the United States, Mr. Smith occupied an honorable position in his Conference in Canada, filling the two previous years one of the chief pulpits in Hamilton, Canada. He was a man of positive Christian conviction and masterly in his preaching. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1873, p. 111.