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Biographical Sketch
of
W. Cameron Smith
Brown County, Kansas

 

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The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900.  These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!

Gold Bar

W. Cameron Smith, who is engaged in the practice of law at Horton, Kansas, was born in Canada and is a son of the Rev. Andrew A. Smith, now deceased, who for many years was a prominent minister of a leading denomination.

Of Scottish parentage, he was a relative of Sir Adam Smith, who was knighted by Queen Victoria on account of efficient services which he rendered to his country.  Rev. A. A. Smith married Miss Martha Blackstock, who is now living in Ontario.

Mr. Smith, of this review, was one of their four surviving children, namely: Cameron S.; Robert Wallace Bruce, who is a physician and is a medical officer at Orchard House, a large insane asylum at Hamilton, Ontario; Flintoft, of Horton; and a sister.

After obtaining his preliminary education in the public schools and Collegiate Institute, Mr. Smith, of this review afterward passed from the University of Queens College of Kingston, Canada, to the Law Society of Upper Canada and graduated at Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Canada, some time before coming to this country.

Since 1895 he has made his home in Horton and has been very successful in his chosen profession. He has been for a time associated with his brother, Flintoft, and has gained considerable prominence as a lawyer who is well versed in his profession, his knowledge of the science of jurisprudence being comprehensive and accurate.

He has been connected with some important litigation heard in the courts of the district, and his devotion to his clients' interests if proverbial.

Politically he is a supporter of the Republican party and socially is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias.  Many admirable qualities endear him to his fellow men, for he is affable, courteous and considerate.

He has quite a wide acquaintance in Horton and is rapidly working his way upward to a foremost place among the practitioners of the county.

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