Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
JOHN SMITH is a resident of Leavenworth,
who came here in 1892, being in the employ of the Great Northern railway.
Since coming, he entered in business and for a decade or more he has identified
himself with the interests of this city and has shown himself to be a broad
minded and progressive man.
Mr. Smith is affiliated with the B. P. O.
E., Spokane lodge, number twenty, and with the I. 0. 0. F., lodge number
eighty-one, in Reeds Landing. He has always taken an active interest
in fraternal matters and has worked faithfully for the interests of the
various lodges to which he belongs. In political matters, he has
always espoused the cause of the Democratic party and has shown himself
a force in this field.
He is a man well acquainted with the issues
of the day and while a stanch Democrat, manifests an independence in thought
and action which characterizes him as a man of substantiality. In
the progress of the community and in the improvement of the same, he has
ever taken an interest and his voice is always on the side of better roads,
more substantial improvements, better educational facilities and progress