|Ad from 1878 city guide|
This advertisement is in the 1878 Crawfordsville city guide. Unfortunately, the library does not possess an 1872 guide, so it is unclear if Smith was one of the owners in 1872, but there are four men in business in 1878 (possibly the same four). The others at least in business six years after the advertisement were: Warren Davis, J.J. Insley, Jas. P. Walter & Newton L.Thompson (Walter & Thompson) and Howard W. Smith. Smith married Laura Hall and passed in April of 1915 (Oak Hill - Union).