Mary Smith

30 March 1851–
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary

Mary Smith was born on 30 March 1851, in Ontario, Canada as the daughter of Peter Smith and Flora Smith. She married Charles Sidney Smyth on 27 June 1872, in Mariposa, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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Charles Sidney Smyth
Mary Smith
Marriage: 27 June 1872
Mary Elizabeth Smyth
Flora Elizabeth Smyth
Walter Leavens Smyth
Sidney Ellsworth Smyth
Francis William Smyth
Albert Edward Smyth
Charles Herman Smyth
Gordon Leonard Smyth
Milton Ernest Smyth

Spouse and Children

27 June 1872
Mariposa, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Smith


    Flora Smith




World Events (7)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 16

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 18

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 32

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Smyth in household of Charles Smyth, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Mary Smythe in household of Charles Smythe, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Smith in entry for Charles Herman Smyth and Lola Irene Edmundson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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