Biography of Harold L. Smith
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Harold L. Smith, who ranks among East Liverpool's progressive young business men, is a native of this city. He was born Sept. 18, 1899, and is the son of David B. and Jennie W. (Millward) Smith.

David B. Smith is a native of East Liverpool, as also is his wife. He was a farmer in early life and later learned the potter's trade in East Liverpool, and is now in the employ of the Dresden Pottery Company. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, as follows: Harold L., the subject of this sketch; Kenneth, deceased; Clyde, employed by the Review Tribune, East Liverpool; Norman, deceased; Ethel, deceased; Wilma and Richard, both students.

Harold L. Smith was reared and educated in East Liverpool and after his graduation from high school in 1918 he entered the employ of the Star Bargain Company as a clerk. The following year he became connected with the Review Tribune as an advertising solicitor and remained in that capacity until April, 1925, when he purchased his news business from C. 0. We4er. Mr. Smith owns the only newstand of its kind in the city and carries a complete line of periodicals, stationery, sporting goods, confections, cigars, tobaccos, etc.

On Sept. 18, 1920, Mr. Smith married Miss Helen Rinehart, of East Liverpool, the daughter of Roy and Mary Belle (Thompson) Rinehart. Mr. Rinehart is a well known road contractor and is at present building the road between East Liverpool and Midland, Pa. He was the first man to build concrete roads in this section. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have two children: Marjorie Helen, born Nov. 17, 1921; and Robert Francis, born Feb. 6, 1923.

Mr. Smith is a Republican, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and has an extensive acquaintance throughout Columbiana County.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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