George W. Smith
Representative from O'Brien county, was born in Richland
county, Ohio, January 24, 1868, coming to Benton county, Iowa, in 1884. He was
educated in the public schools of Ohio and Tilford Academy at Vinton, Iowa.
Moved to Sioux county in 1889 and was married in 1890 to Effie Troutman of
Benton county. Four sons were born to them, Clarence E., Orlo H., Jesse E. and
Marvin W. Jesse E. died while in S.A.T.C., Morningside college in 1918. Mr.
Smith moved to O'Brien county in 1902, where he engaged in farming and the
raising of pure bred cattle and hogs. He retired from the farm in 1920 and has
since lived in Paulina. He is a member of the M.E. church, a Thirty-second
degree Mason, a member of the Eastern Star and Modern Woodmen of America, and is
a republican in politics. Member of the forty-first and forty-second general
Iowa Official Register 1927-1928; Biographies of State
Submitted by Sharyl Ferrall