LEE O. SMITH, a well-known young business man of New Cumberland was born in this county in 1858, a son of L. R. Smith. He received his education in this county, completing it in town and then found employment first at steamboating. This he followed for three years, running from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. He then turned his attention to merchandise, and became a clerk for Robert Hadgens, at Rush Run, Ohio, where he remained for one year. At the end of that period he took the management of his father's farm for three years, leaving that to again seek mercantile pursuits and accepted an engagement with H. Childs & Co., Pittsburgh, wholesale dealers in boots and shoes, as traveling salesman. In 1880 he opened a store at West Lafayette, Coshocton Co., Ohio, but after two years' experience sold out, and returned to New Cumberland, where he clerked for one year for Porter & Co. He then became traveling salesman for Speyer Brothers, wholesale dealers in notions and furnishing goods, of Wheeling and in this position still remains. Mr. Smith is meeting with much success in his occupation and is just completing a handsome residence on one of the principal streets of New Cumberland. In 1880 he was married to Ida B., daughter of Levi Gardner. She was born in Hancock county in 1858. They have one child, Lewis, born June 10, 1881. Mr. Smith and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant church.
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