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D. O. Smith

SMITH, D. O., a prosperous farmer of Walnut Grove Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in the State of Pennsylvania in 1866, a son of John and Ella (Elliott) Smith, natives of Pennsylvania. The father was a blacksmith by occupation. The son received his early mental training in the public schools of his birthplace, in 1884 came to Bushnell, Ill., and until 1888, was employed as a farm hand. He then began farming on his own account in Walnut Grove Township, in which he has been engaged to the present time, also raising considerable stock.

In 1893, Mr. Smith was united in marriage with Ada George, and they are the parents of four children, namely: Herman, Mary, Ella and Leland. Mrs. Smith is a daughter of Herman and Mary Jane (Irons) George, both of whom were natives of Ohio. Fraternally, Mr. Smith is affiliated with the Mystic Workers. He has established a reputation as an intelligent and systematic farmer, and his methods are productive of profitable results.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1003, extracted 30 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass.

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