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SMITH family in Kenora, circa 1850-1950

SMITH family in Kenora, circa 1850-1950

Posted: 997282678000
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Surnames: SMITH
I'm researching the parents of Elizabeth SMITH (1867-1946). Elizabeth married Joseph GERVIN in Buckingham, Quebec, and had ten children - Maude, James Douglas, Walter, Dorothy, Annie, Amy, Marion, Roland, Marjory, and Mildred GERVIN.

Around 1908, when daughter Maude was 17, she went to live with her grandmother in Kenora. This was probably her maternal grandmother, i.e. mother of Elizabeth SMITH. Maude remained in Kenora, where she met her husband Robert (Roby) STRANG. They had no children.

The grandmother had at least four children - Elizabeth SMITH, Royal SMITH, Rubin (Ruben?) SMITH, and Jerry (Gerry?) SMITH - because when Elizabeth died in 1946, they were listed as her surviving brothers, all living in Kenora. I believe Royal had a son named George SMITH, also from Kenora.

It is possible that at least one of these SMITH grandparents were of Native-Canadian descent .. but this is pretty "iffy". Just going by facial features of their daughter & grandchildren.

Does anyone know of a SMITH family in Kenora during this period?

Re: SMITH family in Kenora, circa 1850-1950

Charlotte Jack (View posts)
Posted: 999843667000
Classification: Query
My greatgrandfather was Philip Smith he married Mary Jane Badder. and they were in Kenora District about 1890 I am searching for any siblings and parents of Philip.

Re: SMITH family in Kenora, circa 1850-1950

Posted: 999883939000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1024681113000
No, the name Philip doesn't ring a bell - but I know very little about this family. I'll keep a note of the name and if I discover a link, or any more about him, I'll let you know.

BTW, I did a quick surf for those names and hit one site that look promising, but I bet it yours. :-) http://members.nbci.com/rcjack1/f40.htm -?

Re: SMITH family in Kenora, circa 1850-1950

Charlotte Jack (View posts)
Posted: 1056507179000
Classification: Query
Yes that is my old webpage. This could possibly be the same family as my gr grfather Philip Smith was born in about 1854 and died in winnipeg in 1903. I do have information from a census that said that his parents were from germany. But he did marry my gr grandmother Mary Jane Badder in Kenora about 1890

SMITH Royal, son George, Kenora

Roberta KERR (View posts)
Posted: 1106448333000
Classification: Query
Don't recall meeting Royal SMITH but remember my father speaking of him often. My father and George SMITH were good friends and they both worked for the DHO. George was very fair-haired, reddish-blonde I recall, but I don't recall that he and his wife had any children. They lived a distance from Kenora on the East highway.

Re: SMITH Royal, son George, Kenora

Charlotte Jack (View posts)
Posted: 1106586624000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Evans, Smith, Badder, Boomer
Do you happen to have heard about a Phillip Smith. He was my great grandmother and lived in Kenora for a time with my great grandmother Mary Jane Badder. They had 3 daughters Annie, May, and Helen (Nellie).

Re: SMITH Royal, son George, Kenora

Posted: 1121639586000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Badder, Wilson
Was Mary Jane Badder your gr. grandmothers maiden name? If so who were her parents? My 3rd. great grandmother was Mary Jane Wilson Badder. She was married to Samuel Badder, son of Joseph and Ann Edwards Badder. Thanks, Tina Badder Carr. Email me at tmcarr2005@yahoo.com

Re: SMITH Royal, son George, Kenora

Posted: 1550999014000
Classification: Query
Robert did you know my father Micky Hilles (Austen) then too. He was raised by Royal and Alice Smith and treated George as his brother. My father also worked for the DHO in the sign/painting department for many years?

Royal smith is the man on the far right and my father is standing next to him.
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Re: SMITH family in Kenora, circa 1850-1950

Posted: 1550999165000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith
This was posted a long time ago so I hope you see this. My name is Robert Hilles and Royal Smith raised my father Austen Hilles who was born in 1920. I knew Royal very well as a boy and was at his farm many times. I have attached a picture here of Royal and Reuben Smith taken on the Smith Farm in 1920. My father was left by his mother in Kenora. Her name was Estella Hill and she was also from Buckingham and she was a second cousin of Royal as I believe Elizabeth was her mother. The Smith's were Empire Loyalists that moved to the Buckingham area from the US. I don't they had had any native blood at all. Royal had three son two of whom were sill alive when I was a boy and I called uncles: George and Lloyd. Their other son Clifford died in WWII. They had two daughters too: Dorothy (who lived in Windsor) and Marge (who lived in Smith Falls when I was a boy). I believe. I would like to know more about Elizabeth as I am likely distantly related to her. I have written a lot about Royal Smith in my books. Royal Smith's Wife's name was Alice and she is the woman holding the boy who is also named George. Rueben is the man on the far left (holding a girl and wearing a hat). Royal is the man in the hat on the far right. My father Austen (Micky) is standing next to Royal. If you see this please email me as I have more questions and can likely answer more for you as well. I am having trouble with the picture so will post it later.
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Re: SMITH family in Kenora, circa 1850-1950

Posted: 1551001200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith
In the 1921 census that shows the Smith family. At that time they had another daughter and son I didn't know about that must have died. Clifford is in the census. Royal's mother, Dorthy, is living with them then in Kenora she is 75 at this census. Royal is 47 and Alice 37. Their son Lloyd was a pilot during WWII. I can't attach the PDF file here but could email it to you. You can Google me to find my Facebook page etc.
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