Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 656-657 transcribed by Lyndona Anderson, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on December 1, 2000.

Daniel M. Smith

DANIEL M. SMITH, M. D. - For nearly a score of years Daniel M. Smith, M. D., has been engaged in the practice of medicine at Argentine, Wyandotte county, during which time he has gained a large and lucrative patronage, his natural talents and industry classing him among the more successful physicians of the city. A son of James C. Smith, he was born March 29, 1859, in Warrington, Hancock county, Indiana, and there received his rudimentary education in the public schools.

James C. Smith was born in Hancock county, Indiana, a son of Isaac Monroe and Catherine (Crum) Smith. Succeeding to the occupation of his ancestors, he was there engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1878, when he moved with his family to Anderson county, Kansas. Buying land at Kincaid, he continued there as a general farmer until his death, April 20, 1888. He married in Indiana Ellen A. McMullin, who was born in Connersville, Indiana, a daughter of Daniel and Catherine McMullin, natives of Ireland. She survived him many years, passing away in Eldorado, Kansas, January 3, 1906. Five children were born of their marriage as follows: Daniel M., the special subject of this brief biographical review; John H., a railroad contractor; Mary C., who died at the age of sixteen years; W. T., of Eldorado, Kansas; and James R., of Arkansas City, Kansas.

Having a natural talent and liking for the study of medicine, Daniel M. Smith, at the age of twenty-four years, went to Indianapolis, Indiana, and for two years attended the Indiana Medical College. Returning then to Kansas, Dr. Smith began the practice of his profession at Westphalia, where he remained eight months. The following two years he was located at Kincaid, Kansas, where, in addition to attending his large practice, he operated a drug store for a year. Going from there to Greeley, Kansas, the Doctor remained there four years, meeting with good success. Coming from there in February, 1892, to Argentine, Wyandotte county, he has built up a fine practice in this vicinity, his skill as a physician being widely recognized. He has the distinction of being the longest established practitioner of the place and is widely known. He is highly esteemed as a man and a citizen, and, although not active in politics, supports the principles of the Republican party.

Dr. Smith married first, in Kincaid, Kansas, Anna E. Priest, of Greeley, Kansas, and of their union two children were born, namely: Lloyd Monroe, of San Jose, California; and Blanche, wife of E. P. Parree, of Fort Madison, Iowa. The Doctor married again, April 22, 1903, Laura E. Moody, who was born in Wakarusa, Kansas.

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