For twelve years Mr. Smith has been a resident of Horton and a member of the Brown county bar. He was born in Canada, on the 27th of December, 1863, a son of Rev. A. A. Smith, now deceased, who was for many years a Methodist minister. The father of our subject was born, reared and educated in Scotland, and after crossing the Atlantic to America formed the acquaintance of Miss Martha Blackstock, a native of Canada, to whom he was united in the holy bonds of wedlock. Unto them were born eight children, four of whom are now living, namely: Cameron, who is an attorney-at-law, associated in business with his brother in Horton; Bruce, a physician and surgeon, engaged in practice in Hamilton, Ontario; Ella and Flintoft. The mother also survives and is living at the old home in Canada.
Mr. Smith, whose name introduces this review, was provided with excellent educational advantages in his youth and profited by those afforded in Victoria College. In 1887 he was admitted to the bar in New York, and has since successfully engaged in practicing, having first opened an office in the Empire state, whence he came to Kansas in 1888, locating in Horton, where he has since made his home. He has for twelve years being associated in the practice of law with W. F. Means, who in 1890 was elected county attorney, and accordingly removed to Hiawatha and the firm have since had an office in each city. With marked natural aptitude for the profession, combined with habits of close study and application, he has become one of the leading attorneys of this section and his legal acumen and sound judgment have commanded the respect of his fellow practitioners.
Mr. Smith was married in New York, to Miss Lottie Sours, of Wayne county, that state. In his political views Mr. Smith is a stalwart Republican and an active worker in the ranks of the party, doing all in his power to promote its growth and insure its success. Socially he is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Knights of Pythias lodge. He belongs to a class of representative American citizens, enterprising, ambitious, energetic, yet considerate of the rights of others, and loyal to all duties of citizenship.