SMITH, Homer, H., attornery-at-law; born Sullivan Co., Tenn., Nov. 25, 1869; Irish-English descent; son of George W. and Elizabeth (Cross) SMITH; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandfather John Umphreys SMITH, paternal grandmother Malinda (Matthews) SMITH, maternal grandfather Rev. William K. CROSS, maternal grandmother Louzena (Cross) CROSS; received common school education; married Fannie M. MASSENGILL June 9, 1904; Democrat; in early life taught school; read law under Col. Chas. R VANCE, Bristol (Tenn.) and admitted to bar at Blountville, Tenn., Nov.1893; engaged in practice of law since March 1894; attorney for Farmers’ Bank of Sullivan Co., and a director in same; member of Christian church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.