SMITH, COOK, HINKSON
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Biographical History of Cherokee County, Iowa. Published in Chicago, W.S. Dunbar, 1889
CADE SMITH, dealer in general merchandise, Washta, Iowa, has been a resident of Cherokee County for sixteen years. He was born near Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, October 5, 1865, and is the son of Charles M. and Ellen (Cook) Smith, the former a native of New Hampshire and the latter of Kentucky. When he was eight years old his parents removed to the State of Iowa and settled in Willow Township, Cherokee County. There the father bought 160 acres of land which he improved, building a house, barns and sheds, and setting out groves. Cade remained under the paternal roof until twenty or twenty-one years old, when he went away to school, attending Pierce’s Business Colleve Keokuk, Iowa. He was afterward a student at Western Normal College, Shenandoah, Iowa. In January, 1888, Mr. Smith went into business at Washta, Iowa, opening a general stock of merchandise, including dry-goods, groceries, boots and shoes, hats and caps, gents’ furnishing goods, and clothing. The style of the firm was in the first place Stratton & Smith, afterward Smith & Osborn, and finally, in July, 1889, Smith & McDonald. The firm has a good trade and is doing a profitable business; by fair dealing and courteous conduct these gentlemen have commended themselves to the people of Washta and vicinity. It is the enterprise and pluck of such men as Mr. Smith that have made Washta what it is today. Our subject was married April 13, 1887, to Miss Blanch Hinkson, of Des Moines. Her mother is now living in the State of Louisiana, and her father died several years ago in the West Indies. Politically Mr. Smith affiliates with the Democratic party. He is a member of the Sioux Valley Lodge, No. 470, I. O. O. F., Correctionville, Iowa.
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