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    John A. Smith, a progressive and wide-awake merchant of Tippecanoe City, where he is proprietor of a general merchandise store, was born at Wapakoneta, Ohio, in 1866, a son of Joseph and Bertha (Wahree) Smith. The family came to Tippecanoe City in 1881 and here John A. Smith completed his education in the public schools and in 1885 began the conduct of a cigar store and barber shop. Later he established his present business, in which he handles a general line of merchandise, periodicals, stationery, etc., and maintains a well-patronized soda fountain. Mr. Smith has been the architect of his own fortune and has worked his way to a substantial and satisfying business success. He has also shown a commendable interest in public affairs, and for some years served as justice of the peace. Mr. Smith has the distinction of having purchased the first Liberty bond bought at Tippecanoe City, and during the war period served as explosive license inspector. He is thoroughly alive to his opportunities, is a man of the strictest integrity, and during his career at Tippecanoe City has made and maintained many sincere friendships. Mrs. Smith, a native of Miami county, was formerly Miss Nellie Herr.

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