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Wilbur Lawrence Smither

W. L. Smither was born in 1870 in Huntsville, one of the ten children of John Richard Smither and Rebecca Ann Spivey (Smither). Wilbur joined two of his younger brothers in running the Smither Grocery Company, a family business established by their grandfather, John Smither, as one of the first mercantile stores in early Huntsville in 1839.