Carl Clovis Smith Biography

CARL CLOVIS SMITH, D. D. S., a prominent and popular young dentist at Fairmont, is a member of an old and well known family of Greene and Fayette counties, Pennsylvania, where his ancestors lived through five generations or more.

Doctor Smith was born near Pinebank in Greene County, Pennsylvania, December 4, 1894, son of Joseph Benson and Mary Avaline (Clovis) Smith, and grandson of John and Eliza (Fordyce) Smith. Mary Avaline Clovis was born in Greene County, daughter of Marion Jasper and Sarah (Eakin) Clovis, of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Joseph Benson Smith, a native of Greene County, owns and operates a fine farm of 265 acres in Jackson Township of that county, though since 1913 his home has been in New Concord, Ohio, where he is manager of the Cooperative Meat Market and also of the New Concord coal mine, of which he is part owner.

Carl C. Smith acquired his early training in the country schools of Greene County and in 1911 entered Muskingum Academy, the preparatory department of Muskingum College at New Concord, where he was graduated in 1915. October 5, 1916, he entered the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at Baltimore, and was graduated D. D. S. in June, 1919. On October of that year Doctor smith began practice at Cameron, West Virginia, but in July, 1921, moved his home and office to Farimont.

Doctor Smith is a member of the Psi Omega dental fraternity and the Sigma Nu Delta Southern fraternity at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He is a member of the Grange at Woodruff, Pennsylvania, and is affiliated with Cameron Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Moundsville Lodge of Elks. In July, 1921, he married Lulu May Bell of Cambridge, Ohio. She was born in 1897, daughter of O. O. Bell.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New (New York: American Historical Society, 1923), Volume 2, Pages 479-480

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