Biography of William P. Smith
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William P. Smith, a progressive and well known merchant of Columbiana County, engaged in business at Power Point, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 29, 1879, the son of William and Mary (Wilson) Smith.

William Smith, deceased, was a native of Philadelphia. He was connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad for a number of years as an engineer and died April 17, 1900. His wife resides in Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Smith had two children: Lilly, married John A. Yarnell, lives at Media, Pa.; and William P., the subject of this sketch.

William P. Smith was reared in Philadelphia and began his career as a telegraph operator with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He later engaged in the painting and decorating business in Philadelphia for a number of years, and in 1918 removed to Columbiana County and settled at Power Point, where he has since conducted a general mercantile business. Mr. Smith was associated with Ralph L. Wright until 1922, when he became sole owner of the business.

On Feb. 1, 1902, Mr. Smith was united in marriage with Miss Madora Almond, of Orange County, Va., born March 13, 1879, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Lucy J. (Atkins) Almond. Mr. Almond, a Civil War veteran, died Dec. 6, 1909, and his wife lives at Locust Grove, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Almond had the following children: James L., lives at Locust Grove, Va.; Mamie, married E. M. Cox, lives at Charlottesville, Va.; Thomas A., lives in Orange County, Va.; Elizabeth, married Ralph L. Wright, lives at Lisbon, Ohio; Mrs. Smith; Corinne, deceased; and Walter Robinson, lives at Locust Grove, Va. Before her marriage Mrs. Smith was a trained nurse.

Mr. Smith has always been a staunch Democrat. He is a member of the Episcopal church and is an excellent citizen.

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

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