Biography of R. L. Smith
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

R. L. Smith is a well known and highly esteemed business man of Salem, where he is secretary and treasurer of the Famous Dairy Company. He was born at Mt. Union, Pa., April 15, 1886, and is the son of Newton and Elizabeth (Bradley) Smith.

Newton Smith, deceased, was a native of Pennsylvania. He was born in 1853 and died in 1921. He followed railroading during his entire life and at the time of his death was an engineer. His wife liyes in Washington, D. C. To Mr. and Mrs. Smith the following children were born: N. L., lives at Turtle Creek, Pa.; Mrs. Grace Smith, lives at Youngstown, Ohio; R. L., the subject of this sketch; and L. R., lives in New Jersey.

R. L. Smith attended the public schools and spent his boyhood in Pennsylvania. At the age of 18 years he learned the machinist's trade and was employed in Pittsburgh for a number of years. He later attended Pennsylvania State College. Mr. Smith has been interested in the dairy business for a number of years and for a time operated the Aiphaipha Hill Jersey Farm. In 1921 he organized the Famous Dairy Company at Salem, which is one of the leading and most modern dairies in this section of the state. They are also ice cream manufacturers.

On Jan. 1, 1910, Mr. Smith was united in marriage with Miss Minnie Ella Covert, of Mt. Union, Pa., the daughter of G. W. and Della (Cutshall) Covert. They have a son, Lionel R. Smith.

Politically, Mr. Smith is a Republican. He and his wife hold membership in the Methodist Church and is a substantial citizen of Columbian County.

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

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