Ben Mayhew Smith Soundex Code S530
Ben Mayhew Smith, Lawyer (1905), Judge (1917)
Born in: Colona, Henry County, Illinois, Sunday, June 14, 1863; Ben Mayhew Smith
Son: Rufus A. and Harriet F. Smith nee Harriet F. Hanna;
Educated in: common schools and at Northwestern Normal School at Geneseo, Illinois, graduating B.S., 1885; graduated from Union College of Law, Chicago, 1890;
Married: Katherine C. Smith, nee: Katherine C. Welton, in Cambridge, Illinois, on Wednesday, September 9, 1891;
Children: Frances W., Mabel M.
Employed: June 1889 to July 1890 as clerk for law firm of Abbott, Oliver & Showalter;
Admitted to Illinois Bar, December, 1889;
Member law firm of Hand, Milchrist & Smith, May 1891 to May 1895;
Member of Milchrist & Smith to May 1897;
Assistant State's Attorney of Cook County, January 1, 1897 to January 1, 1901;
Member of law firm of Castle, Williams & Smith 1901-5,
Judge, Superior Court of Cook County, 1905-13.
Serving as justice Appellate Court, 1st District;
Resumed practice of law, 1914, head of firm of Smith, Fake, Levinson & Hoffman.
Club: Chicago Athletic Club, Edgewater Golf Club, University Club.
Chambers: Chicago Chamber of Commerce (1905); Ashland Block, (1911); 29 S. LaSalle Street (1917).
Residence: 924 Fargo Avenue (1895); Forest Hotel, (1897); 1161 Lunt Avenue, (1903, 1905); 1231 Lunt Avenue, (1911, 1917) Rogers Park.
Book of Chicagoans, 1905 Book of Chicagoans, 1911, and Book of Chicagoans, 1917.
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Mayhew Smith were listed in the 1892 Chicago Blue Book, page 759. This issue does not list the address of anyone living in Rogers Park.
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Mayhew Smith were listed in the 1893 Chicago Blue Book, page 780. This issue does not list the address of anyone living in Rogers Park.
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Mayhew Smith were listed in the 1894 Chicago Blue Book, page 774. This issue does not list the address of anyone living in Rogers Park.
Ben Mayhew Smith, 924 Fargo Avenue, 1895 Chicago Blue Book, page 260;
Ben Mayhew Smith, Forest Hotel, 1897 Chicago Blue Book, page ?
Ben Mayhew Smith, 1161 Lunt Avenue, 1903 Chicago Blue Book, page 255.
Ben Mayhew Smith, 1161 Lunt Avenue, 1904 Chicago Blue Book, page 256.