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Smith Family, Turn of Century


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Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
The Smiths left New Jersey as United Empire Loyalists settling in the Niagara/Grimsby area by 1787. John Durlin Smith was given the 200 acre farm on Lot 34, Con. 1, SDS by his father, Isaac Smith, who remained in Grimsby Township. John D. Smith and his new wife, Margaret, received title to the farm in 1831. Their son, John Walker, was born August 31, 1854. Walker married Keturah Margaret Inglehart on October 26, 1881.

The older son of Walker and Keturah was Art, born on December 6, 1883. His younger brother, John Russell, was born May 10, 1888. There is no death date for John Russell, but he married Bessie Catherine Johnson (a legal document shows her legal given name as “Bessie”) and in 1920, John (Russell) sold his half of the family farm which he had been given by his father in 1918, to his brother, Arthur (Albert), who farmed the original 200 acres from then on.

Art married Mabel Bridgeman and their son was Reginald, their adopted daughter, Gwen. The children attended the one-room school at Palermo.
Notes:
There is no notation as to the people in this photograph nor is a date provided but the man with the full beard standing is John Durlin (Dorland) Smith as we have another photograph for comparison. Margaret, his wife, is likely sitting in front of him and the older woman in the chair may be John's mother. The photograph is taken in front of the house on Lot 34, Con. 1 SDS
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
John Durlin Smith, b.October 20, 1806, d. November 16, 1896 in Palermo, Trafalgar Township. On October 25, 1831 he married Margaret Book Walker, b. September 28, 1808, d. March 12, 1879 in Palermo. John Walker Smith, b.August 31, 1854, m.October 26, 1881 to Keturah Margaret Inglehart, d.April 28, 1930. Keturah Inglehart, b.August 21, 1858, d.June 8, 1918. Arthur Albert, b. December 1883, d. 1970, and John Russell, b. 1886. Art married Mabel Bridgeman from the hamlet of Zimmerman at Appleby and 2nd Line. Mabel b.1884 d.1962, Reginald Smith, born May 29, 1923, died May 29, 2010
Local identifier:
TTLVP000285
Collection:
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.43341 Longitude: -79.78293
Recommended Citation:
Smith Family, Turn of Century
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Smith Family, Turn of Century


The Smiths left New Jersey as United Empire Loyalists settling in the Niagara/Grimsby area by 1787. John Durlin Smith was given the 200 acre farm on Lot 34, Con. 1, SDS by his father, Isaac Smith, who remained in Grimsby Township. John D. Smith and his new wife, Margaret, received title to the farm in 1831. Their son, John Walker, was born August 31, 1854. Walker married Keturah Margaret Inglehart on October 26, 1881.

The older son of Walker and Keturah was Art, born on December 6, 1883. His younger brother, John Russell, was born May 10, 1888. There is no death date for John Russell, but he married Bessie Catherine Johnson (a legal document shows her legal given name as “Bessie”) and in 1920, John (Russell) sold his half of the family farm which he had been given by his father in 1918, to his brother, Arthur (Albert), who farmed the original 200 acres from then on.

Art married Mabel Bridgeman and their son was Reginald, their adopted daughter, Gwen. The children attended the one-room school at Palermo.