Practically every line of business to which men resort for a living and the attainment of fortune has its representation
in Toledo, and many men of most enterprising and progressive spirit have directed their labors here, resulting
not only in the upbuilding of individual fortunes but in the commercial growth and development of the city. Well
known in this connection is Hiram A. Smith, the vice president and secretary of the Smith Kirk Candy Company, now
one of the leading concerns of the kind in the city. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 24, 1886. and is
a son of Jerome H. and Helen (Ridlon) Smith an extended mention of whom will be found elsewhere in this work.
Hiram A. Smith obtained his education in the public schools of Toledo, his parents removing to this city when he
was about six years old. and in the Culver Military Academy at Lake Maxinkuckee, Indiana. There he was oraduated
with the class of 1906 and following his return home he became associated with his father in the candy manufacturing
enterprise, with which he has since been identified. Since his father's death, which occurred in August, 1919,
he has filled the dual position of vice president and secretary of the Smith Kirk Candy Company and has been most
active in the direction and development of the business. He is an excellent executive, thorough, and alert, and
enterprising, and his salient business qualities have been contributing factors to the success of the undertaking.
He is also connected with the Jerome H. Smith Realty Company and is regarded as one of the rising young business
men of the city.
On the 6th of July, 1910, occurred the marriage of Hiram A. Smith and Miss Margaret Huker of Toledo, and they have
become parents of six children: Barbara,. Helen, Russell, Eleanor, Ridlon and Carolin. The family is well known
in this city, their social position rivaling that of Mr. Smith's position in business circles. Fraternally he is
connected with the Masons, being a loyal follower of the teachings of the craft. He belongs to the Kiwanis Club
and along more strictly social lines his membership is with the Toledo and Inverness clubs. He is fond of a game
of golf, spending much of his leisure time on the links, and at all times he is an agreeable and companionable
gentleman whose friends are legion.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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