Smith, William (8)
Smith, William (8), a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Kenilworth, England, Feb. 26, 1826, was converted at the age of eleven, and was licensed to preach when but sixteen. He came to the United States in 1857, and was received on trial by the Upper Iowa Conference in 1858. In 1871 he was appointed presiding elder, but was prevented from completing his term of four years' service by death, May 20, 1875. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, p. 128.