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Benjamin R. Smith,
and surgeon, was born in Switzerland County, Ind., June 26, 1844, and
was reared on a farm.
He enlisted in September, 1862, in the Ninety-third Indiana Infantry,
and served three
years. In 1867, he entered as a student in Starling College, Columbus,
Ohio, and graduated March 1,
1870. He then practiced at Evansville, Ind., for eighteen months, at
Fairview for eighteen months
and in Buchanan County, Mo., eighteen months. He came to Nebraska May
1, 1875. Practiced
in Steele City for eight months and also carried on a drug store.
Afterward in Belleville,
Republic Co, Kan., until February, 1876, when he came to Hebron, since
which time he has practiced his
profession at this point. He is examining surgeon of several life
History of Nebraska,
copyright 1882. The Western
Historical Company. A.T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago.