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Biographical Sketch of John William Smith

Smith, John William; attorney; born, Cleveland, O., May 15, 1880; son of J. A. and Marietta Edmondston Smith; educated, Ohio Wesleyan University, A. B., 1902; Western Reserve University, B. L., 1905; married, Bowling Green, O., Dec. 27, 1906, Edith Louise St. John; issue, Frederick Whitman Smith, William. Richard Smith; Cleveland Business University, Born Steel Range Co.; member of firm Smith, Taft & Arter; member Cleveland Real Estate Board, Athletic, and Tippecanoe Clubs, and Chamber of...

Biography of W. A. Kidd

W. A. Kidd, an astute, energetic and successful business man, is well known in commercial circles of Washington County as head of the W. A. Kidd Lumber Company of Bartlesville and in the conduct of his interests he displays foresight, determination and marked executive ability. A native of Pennsylvania, he was born March 9, 1869, and after completing his public school course entered an academy in that state. After reaching mature years he went to Bowling Green, Ohio, and there engaged in drilling oil wells as a contractor until 1900, when he went to Bakersfield, California, where for three years he was similarly occupied. From there he came to Bartlesville and for three years operated four strings of tools here, at the end of which period he disposed of his interests along that line, and in 1906 he became a member of the firm of Kidd & Bailey, later purchasing the interest of his partner, since which time he has conducted the enterprise independently. He handles lumber, catering to the retail trade exclusively, and obtains his stock from Texas and Arkansas. He has built up a business of large proportions, giving employment to seven people and utilizing four delivery trucks. In 1922 he opened up a yard at Shidler, Oklahoma. He is also engaged in the tile business and, in fact, handles everything pertaining to the building of a house. He has also invested heavily in oil stock and he likewise owns a lumberyard at Tulsa, this state, where he employs six men, being one of the most successful lumber operators in northeastern Oklahoma. He is deserving of great...

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