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This is a photograph of H. M. and Lucy (Boles) Smith's family. Family members are (left to right) H. M. Smith, Rosamond Frances Smith, William A. Smith, Lucy (Boles) Smith and Maude Irene Smith. After the Civil War, H. M. came to Jefferson County, Kansas, in 1866, and was one of the pioneer nurserymen. Later he engaged in farming and finally moved to Valley Falls, a short time before the birth of his son, William. H. M. and Lucy Smith had three children, Rosamond Frances, Maude Irene and William A. The daughters married brothers, Ted and Harry Kyle, respectively. William A. Smith was educated in Valley Falls public schools, graduating from high school in 1910, and in 1914 received a law degree from Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas. He was admitted to the bar the same year, started a practice at Valley Falls, and lived there until the fall of 1916, when he was elected county attorney. Between 1927 and 1930 he served as Kansas Attorney General. In 1930, he was appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court and in 1956 he became Chief Justice of the Court. He resigned from the Court in 1957.

Date: Between 1890 and 1899

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Item Number: 313676
Call Number: B Smith, William A. *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313676

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