Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History
a small part of the INGENWEB and USGENWEB Projects
Transcribed by Lora Radiches
GLENN A. SMILEY is a native of Indiana, has been a member of the bar of the state for twenty years, and is one of the able representatives of his profession in Fort Wayne, where he has offices in the Citizens Trust Building. He was born in Fayette County, Indiana, April 24, 1885, son of Milton T. and Margaret (Hinchman) Smiley. His father was also a native of Fayette County, born in 1851. His mother was born in Rush County, Indiana, and died June 18, 1912. Milton T. Smiley spent the greater part of his life as a farmer and contractor and is now a resident of Rush County. Glenn A. Smiley attended public schools while his parents were living in Tipton and Monroe counties, was graduated from the high school at Bloomfield, Greene County, in 1908 and continued his education in the University of Indiana at Bloomington. He graduated with the A. B. degree in 1907 and completed the law course of the university in 1910. Mr. Smiley was admitted to the bar in 1908. Soon after graduating he came to Fort Wayne, and has practiced there steadily. Mr. Smiley is a college man, highly educated, interested in civic work and has made a success of his profession. He is a Democrat and a member of the First Congregational Church. In 1916 he married Miss Marinne Morton, of Newport, Indiana. She died July 8, 1918. He is a member of the Officers Reserve Corps of the U. S. A. and is a captain, is president of the Officers Reserve Association, of the Twelfth District of Indiana, and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, University Club, American Legion, the Forty and Eight and the Knights of Pythias.