Mary Rebecca Smith

Female25 October 1887–

Brief Life History of Mary Rebecca

When Mary Rebecca Smith was born on 25 October 1887, in East Flamborough, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Albert Smith, was 40 and her mother, Emma Jane Bannister, was 30. She married Wilbert Ashley Canning on 1 April 1914, in Aldershot, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Wilbert Ashley Canning
1888–
Mary Rebecca Smith
1887–
Marriage: 1 April 1914
Wilbert Frederick Canning
1915–1915
Lloyd George Canning
1916–1924
Betty Marie Canning
1926–1926

Sources (8)

  • Mary R Smith in household of A W Smith, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Rebecca Smith, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Mary Rebeca Smith, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1914Aldershot, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 19

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

    Age 47

    Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

    1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

    Age 56

    George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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