|D. J. SMYTH.|
D. J. Smyth, who is conducting a profitable business as
a general merchant of Glenrock, was born in Ireland, December 18,
1871, a son of John and Mary (Johnson) Smyth, both of whom were
natives of the Emerald isle, where they spent their entire lives.
They had a family of nine children, all of whom are living.
D. J. Smyth was reared and educated in his native country and came to America in 1886, when a youth of fifteen years. He first took up his abode in Illinois, where he remained for three years and then came to Wyoming, establishing his home near La Grange. He afterward made his way to Glenrock and was first engaged in the conduct of a sheep ranch, while in 1914 he turned his attention to merchandising, opening a store in Glenrock, where he is now located. He has the largest store in the town, carrying an extensive line of goods, and his business methods display a spirit of enterprise and progressiveness that cannot fail to win success. He is also interested in the, oil business and is one of the directors of the Glen Rock State Bank. He still continues in the live stock business and has large land holdings in this section of the state. He is one of the owners of a two-story brick building in Glenrock used for office purposes. His investments have been judiciously placed, his business affairs carefully and intelligently managed and success in substantial measure has rewarded his labors.
In 1898 Mr. Smyth was united in marriage to Miss Maud M. Smith, a native of Iowa, and to them have been born three children: Hugh R.; Edward, who has passed away; and Orville D.
The parents are members of the Episcopal church and fraternally Mr. Smyth is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to Glen-rock Lodge, No. 24, in which he has filled all of the chairs. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and he has served as justice of the peace at Glenrock, his decisions being strictly fair and impartial, being based upon the law and the equity in the case. He prefers to concentrate his efforts and attention, however, upon his business affairs, which have been wisely and carefully directed and have brought to him a growing and gratifying measure of success. Whatever he undertakes he carries forward to successful completion and he readily recognizes and utilizes opportunities which many others have passed heedlessly by.