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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 10:55:39 -0400

History of Ohio
The American Historical Society, Inc.
Volume III, page 327

CHARLES E. SMOYER has been one of the most successful members of the Akron
bar during the past fifteen years. He is a member of the law firm of
Smoyer, Cinedinst & Smoyer, with offices in the Second National Building.
Mr. Smoyer was born at Loyal Oak in Summit county, Ohio, September 22,
1882, son of John E. and Sevilla L. (Stuver) Smoyer. His maternal
grandfather, Charles Stuver, came from Pennsylvania and was a descendant of
a Charles Stuver that settled in America in Colonial times. John Smoyer,
grandfather of the Akron attorney, was born in Alsace, France, and settled
in Medina County, Ohio, about 1850.
Charles Edgar Smoyer spent most of his boyhood on his father's farm,
attended country schools, and in 1898 graduated from the high school at
Wadsworth in Medina County. He spent about two years in Oklahoma Territory,
most of the time employed in the United States Land Office. In 1901 he
entered Ohio State University, pursuing the literary and engineering
course. In 1903 he enrolled as a student in the law department of the
University of Michigan, and was graduated Bachelor of Law in 1906 and was
admitted to the Michigan bar the same year. For two years he practiced law
in Omaha, Nebraska, in the office of Bryon G. Burbank. Then, in August,
1908, he established his office at Akron, and on January 1, 1917, formed a
partnership with Ernest H. Cinedinst. He was admitted to practice in the
United States Supreme Court in June, 1916.
Mr. Smoyer is a member of the Summit County, Ohio, and American Bar
associations. He served four years as a member of the Akron School Board,
being its president two years. He is a former president of the Men's
Federation of Church Organizations, belongs to the City Club, the Portage
Country Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and is affiliated with the Masonic
Order and Elks. He is an elder in the Grace Reformed Church. His vacations
are usually spent in the West and in Canada, hunting big game.
Mr. Smoyer married, August 6, 1908, Miss Ethel Mary Read, of Pinckney,
Michigan, daughter of Thomas B. Read. They have three sons, Winston R.,
Stanley C. and Charles E., Jr.

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