Ford E. Smith was an early dentist in Fowlerville in 1895. His office was located on the second floor of the (then) Palmerton block (now what I like to call the Harmon block).
Pretty much the next time I came across his name was in 1898 in a short article published in The Fowlerville Review as follows:
Strayed from home, Friday, July 29, dark red Irish setter dog, 10 months old, slender build, wore strap collar; answers to the name of Pat. Liberal reward if returned to Ford E. Smith, Fowlerville, Mich.
And then, At a meeting of the council on Monday evening Ford E. Smith was appointed village clerk to fill the vacancy caused by the death of A.S. Hamell.
The following picture was found in the Fowlerville Historical Collection, with the names listed as follows for the picture -- Ollie Garland, Veva Smith, Ford Smith.
In 1899, the paper reported, Ford Smith began a course in dentistry at the Detroit dental college on Monday.
By the early 1900s, Dr. Smith was practicing dentistry in Fowlerville as shown by the following ad: