J. H. SMITH, dealer in lumber, McComb, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, August 15, 1836; son of George and
Elizabeth (Brady) Smith, natives of Pennsylvania, and of German origin, former of whom was a farmer all his life.
They reared a family of eight children, J. H. being the youngest. Our subject was brought up on the farm, and attended
district school, receiving a good English education. Early in life he studied dentistry at Wellsville, in his native
county, where he practiced for a number of years. He then followed his profession in Franklin County, Ohio; then
clerked in a dry goods store for two years and the same length of time in a hardware store. In 1870 he embarked
in the lumber business in Williams County, Ohio, dealing in hardwood lumber. Mr. Smith came to McComb, Ohio, in
1881, where he carries on same business. He was married, in 1870, to Mrs. Elizabeth Mogle, nee Stuller, of German
descent, widow of Simon Mogle (she had two children by her first husband: Addle, now the wife of George E. Linn,
and Ettie at home). Mr. and Mrs. Smith have one child, Beula Belle. Mrs. Smith is a member of the Disciples Church.
Mr. Smith is a Republican in politics. He has served as a member of the board of education and of the town council
and was a delegate to the Congressional Convention He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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