From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 297, Honey Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"WILLIAM H. H. SMITH was born in LaFayette, (Tippecanoe County), this State (Indiana), May 19, 1836, and is the second of the eleven children born to STEPHEN J. and CATHERINE (SNYDER) SMITH, natives of Virginia and Indiana. STEPHEN J. SMITH came to LaFayette in 1828, where he followed his trade of Chair-maker. In 1851, he came to Liberty Township, this county (White County), bought and worked a farm until 1862, then moved to Battle Ground and thence returned to LaFayette, where he is living retired, at the age of seventy-five years. WILLIAM H. H. SMITH was employed on his father's farm until nineteen; he then clerked in a grocery at LaFayette; then worked a year at the printing business in Indianapolis; then engaged in news dealing on the railroad a short time; then learned the photographers' art at Indianapolis; worked at the picture business in Franklin awhile; opened a studio at Greenwood; opened an art gallery in Reynolds in 1858; engaged in a jewelry store in LaFayette eighteen months; was employed in the picture business again in Indianapolis; returned to LaFayette in 1865 and opened a studio; moved to Monticello in July 1869, and opened a gallery; came again to Reynolds, and for a short time engaged in picture making, and in 1879 here opened his hotel, and has been doing a good business ever since. In May, 1858, MR. SMITH married SARAH E. BEAR, a native of Jennings County, Indiana, who died in March, 1875, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In February, 1876, he married ANNIE TURNER, who has borne him one daughter, LIZZIE K. In politics, MR. SMITH is a Greenbacker."