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  • Doubleframe Photographs, Unknown Members of the Smith Family, Palermo, early to mid-1800's
        Unfortunately, no record of who these people are has survived but because the photographs are glass photographic prints, we know they were taken prior to 1890 as by that time this old photographic technology had been replaced. The young women look to be sisters, very close in age. We also ...
      Unfortunately, no record of who these people are has survived but because ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal, 1837-1897
        Box lid: Victoria, 1837, 1897, Diamond Jubilee, Queen and Empress. Medal front: same. Medal back (not shown): has the crests of the seven Canadian provinces at the time circling down from the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, centered around the phrase, "Canada congratulates her queen".
      Box lid: Victoria, 1837, 1897, Diamond Jubilee, Queen and Empress. Medal front: ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Isaac and Hannah Smith
        Isaac's parents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula and settled in Grimsby Township, in the area of Tansley. The family was large, bringing 4 children with 8 more children born in Upper Canada. Isaac was their oldest son. Isaac received the land titles to various lots ...
      Isaac's parents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • John Durlan and Margaret Smith
        Mr. & Mrs. John Durlin Smith, parents of Mr. Walker Smith, Palermo
      Mr. & Mrs. John Durlin Smith, parents of Mr. Walker Smith, Palermo
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Mother-of-Pearl and Silk Change Purse
        Soubenie
      Soubenie
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Scrapbook Made For Arthur Smith circa 1888
        This scrap picture book was made by a family member for Art. Arthur was born in 1883 so it is likely the book, which has no text, was made for him as a toddler. The pages are made of linen, carefully scalloped around the edges with scissors. The cover was ...
      This scrap picture book was made by a family member for Art. ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Family of Walker and Keturah Smith
        "Page 2" of this record is the back of the photograph where the people are identified. Top back row standing left to right is: Mrs. W. Smith (Keturah nee Inglehart), Mr. Walker Smith her husband, Mr. David McLaren and his wife Mrs. Amanda McLaren, sister of Walker. Sitting left to ...
      "Page 2" of this record is the back of the photograph where ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
      The Smiths left New Jersey as United Empire Loyalists settling in the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Smith Family "Accounts" Books 1920-1960
        Pages from two "accounts" books owned by the Smith family who settled and farmed Lot 34, Con 1 SDS (near Palermo) in the 1800's through to the early 1970's when the farm was expropriated for Bronte Provincial Creek Park. Just a few pages are shown here. The original remains with ...
      Pages from two "accounts" books owned by the Smith family who settled ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Little Red Riding Hood Book
        This paper book was owned by the Smith family who settled and farmed Lot 34, Con 1 SDS (near Palermo) in the 1800's through to the early 1970's when the farm was expropriated for Bronte Provincial Creek Park. Just the cover and a couple of pages are shown here. The ...
      This paper book was owned by the Smith family who settled and ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The ABC of Animals Published 1895
        The front cover is missing from this linen book for children published in 1895 but the title is, "The ABC of Animals". A few pages as well as the back cover are shown. This paper book was owned by the Smith family who settled and farmed Lot 34, Con 1 ...
      The front cover is missing from this linen book for children published ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Reg Smith, circa 1940
        Reg is shown here with a young man who is likely his cousin, Lorne Simpson. Reg is wearing a vest, Lorne a tie. Reg lived and farmed on the property originally owned by his great-grandfather Isaac Smith until the development of Bronte Creek Provincial Park in about 1970.
      Reg is shown here with a young man who is likely his ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The Robert Simpson Company Limited Catalogue No. 68 Spring and Summer 1901
        A selection of pages from the 1901 Spring and Summer Catalogue of the Robert Simpson Company Limited, Toronto, Canada. Click on "Pages" to learn how to order, how to send money, delivery details and the Company's return policy. 14 photographs showing pages with dresses, men's hats, groceries, household necessities and ...
      A selection of pages from the 1901 Spring and Summer Catalogue of ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Eyeglasses of the Smith Family, Palermo
        This collection of eyeglasses and their cases was found inside the wood box with the initials, "JDS" described in another record. The box was made for John Dorland Smith but over the years, likely other family members put things into it for safe-keeping, so we don't know exactly who used ...
      This collection of eyeglasses and their cases was found inside the wood ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Halton Women's Institute Cook Book 1912
        Title page: Halton Women's Institute Cook Book 1912. Compiled by the Ladies of Halton County ; District Officers (are) Mrs. Deverean, Pres. Mrs. R. Gorman, Vice-Pres. Mrs. Geo. Havil, Sec.-Treas. ; Cook Book Committee Mrs. W. C. Inglehart, Mrs. W. J. McClenahan, Mrs. E. Blanshard, Miss M. G. Alton, Miss ...
      Title page: Halton Women's Institute Cook Book 1912. Compiled by the Ladies ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Box of John Durlan Smith
        The box has the initials, JDS, hammered in tacks into the lid.
      The box has the initials, JDS, hammered in tacks into the lid.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Palermo School, 1896
        The young lad on the left holds up a slate with the names of the Trustees: Ins. Hopes (Inspector Hopes), Jas. (James) VanSickle, Dr. McCrimmon. The girl on the right has a slate with the names of the teachers and the date: W.W. ?Dales?Giles? - can't quite read the surname, ...
      The young lad on the left holds up a slate with the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Smith Barn Raising, 1897
        In 1889, Walker Smith was owner of the farm on Lot 34, Concession 1, S.D.S, (later known as 3340 Dundas Street West, Oakville). A few years earlier, he had taken over from his parents who first started the farm in 1831.
      In 1889, Walker Smith was owner of the farm on Lot 34, ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Grain Threshing Machine, 1920s
        This grain threshing machine was on the farm of the Smith family sometime in about the early 1920s. Most farmers would not have purchased their own thresher but arranged with the owner to come in turn to their farm. The man near the rear of the machine is likely Arthur ...
      This grain threshing machine was on the farm of the Smith family ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • J. Walker Smith, Keturah Inglehart, 1881
        The 200 acre farm at Lot 34, Concession 1 S.D.S. prospered under the ownership of John D. Smith and his family. The family attended the Church of England (St. Luke's Anglican Church) in Palermo, Trafalgar Township. Walker Smith was managing the farm by the time of his marriage, as his ...
      The 200 acre farm at Lot 34, Concession 1 S.D.S. prospered under ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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John D. Smith Family, Palermo


John D. Smith and family settled on Lot 34, Conc.1 SDS in 1831. The property remained in the family and was farmed until about 1972 when the land was taken for Bronte Creek Provincial Park. The house address was 3340 Dundas Street West, Oakville. Records pertaining to the families who lived on this property and/or are descendants or relatives can be in this group.