Glendale, California Biographies

Dr. Harry C. Smith

Dr. Harry C. Smith, who has been a resident of Glendale since 1913, was born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, December 28, 1875, a son of Jasper and Deborah (Stout) Smith. His grandfather, Levi Smith, was a pioneer of Iowa and assisted in laying out Mt. Pleasant in 1835. Jasper Smith was born, reared and educated in Mt. Pleasant, and was a druggist by profession. When Dr. Smith was five years old his parents moved to Milo, Iowa, where he attended the grade schools, later an academy at Ackworth, Iowa, before he matriculated at the Electic Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio, for a three year course, from which he graduated with the class of 1899. He also attended the John A. Creighton Medical College, Omaha, Nebraska, before taking up the practice of his profession at Omaha, where he remained for six years and then opened an office at Ainsworth, Nebraska, remaining there for two years. He came to Los Angeles and established himself in his profession, and two years later came to Glendale where he has since been located. His practice is that of an internist. His office in the new Ralphs Building is equipped with X-Ray machines and other equipment necessary to the profession for proper diagnosis and treatments.

In October 1918, Dr. Smith was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps, and was sent to Ft. Riley where he remained until discharged from the service shortly after the armistice was signed. He holds a commission of captain in the reserves. He is also a Master Mason, an Elk and an Odd Fellow. In the latter he is also a member of the Encampment and of the Rebekahs and is acting District Deputy Grand Master of District No. 42, of the State of California. He is also a member of the American Legion, the Modern Woodmen of America, the Woodmen of the World and various medical societies.

At Omaha, Nebraska, on December 1, 1909, Dr. Smith married Bertie I. Wilson of that city. She is a member of the Tuesday Afternoon Club, the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion, and Carnation Rebekah Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which she is a Past Noble Grand. Dr. and Mrs. Smith reside at 921 East Wilson Avenue..        

From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. Pgs 456-457.