Biography - George A. Smith

GEORGE A. SMITH, M. D. A successful and enterprising member of the medical profession, residing in Henton, in Ridge Township, is a son of the late John B. Smith, who was born in Butler County, Ohio. His mother, who bore the maiden name of Sarah Munson, was born in New Jersey. The father was a farmer by occupation and after his marriage with Miss Munson made his home in Franklin County. Ind., whence he came in 1860 and settled in Ridge Township, Shelby County, where he completed his mortal career August 13, 1890. He left his faithful wife to mourn his loss.

Our subject is one of seven children of the parental home and is the third in order of age. He was born in Franklin County, Ind., October 30, 1855, and was reared to manhood upon his father's farm in Shelby County. His earlier education was taken in the common schools and at Shelbyville. He entered the St. Louis Medical College at St. Louis, Mo., in 1876, and graduated in the Class of '79, receiving his diploma at that time. He began his professional work at Henton and has now built up an excellent and broad practice. His marriage, which occurred April 29, 1891, united him with Miss Ida M. Stanley, daughter of Leroy and Elizabeth (Ward) Stanley.

Dr. Smith has taken an active part in all local movements and is an energetic and progressive citizen. His political views have led him to affiliate with the Democratic party, in the progress of which he feels a keen interest. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and is also identified with the Modern Woodmen of America. His excellent judgment and genial nature commend him to his fellow-citizens.

Extracted 29 May 2017 by Norma Hass from 1891 Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties Illinois, pages 284-287.

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