Fonds 2014-49 - Smith family photographs

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CA ON00156 2014-49

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Smith family photographs

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  • 1872-2000 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records
23 negatives
633 photographs

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Biographical history

Frank Smith was born October 3rd, 1874 to Henry Smith and Eliza McCullough and died in 1951. Frank Smith owned a Ford dealership and garage in Madoc, Ontario. According to the family tree found in the fonds he was married 3 times and had three children, two by Lily May Oliver and one by Anne Mabel McCaw. His two sons, born to Lily May Oliver, were Leonard F. Smith and Miles R. Smith. Leonard was born in 1895 and died 1911. It is unknown when Miles was born but he passed away in 1942. Mary Elizabeth Smith, Frank Smith's daughter, was born to Anne Mabel McCaw in 1921. Elizabeth Ann (Lib) Baker was born in 1940. Her great uncle was Frank Smith. Her great grandfather was Ezra Everett Smith (1888-1963) Frank Smith's brother. The Smith family lived in Hastings County their entire lives.

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The photographs were inherited by Lib Baillie (née Elizabeth Ann Baker), who then donated them to the archives.

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The fonds consists of 633 photographs, 23 negatives, letters, sympathy cards, business cards, newspaper clippings, genealogy and family history and a few business papers belonging to the Smith family, primarily Frank Smith of Madoc. The photographs found in this fonds mainly depict the area around Madoc, with some from Bancroft, Maynooth and other places in Hastings County. A large number of the photographs were taken on vacation or while travelling through Canada and the United States. The photographs were taken in Florida, Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Healy Falls, Shaw Falls, Coppercliffe, Ottawa, Port Carling, Gaspe, Napanee, Madoc, Bancroft, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. There are 3 letters from Henry and Eliza Smith between 1872 and 1874. A birth certificate for Frank Smith, news clippings on the Smith and McCaw families and events in Madoc. There are family trees and other genealogical information connecting the Smith, McCaw and other families. The families primarily depicted in the photographs are the Smith family, McCaw family, Swayne family and Cassidy family. Many of the photographs have names and places written on the back of them. Other people mentioned on the photographs include: Jean Phillips Thompson, Mary Smith Barton, Aunt Vera, Muriel Smith, George Wright, Hugh Pepper, Frank Smith, Frank and Jane Packer Ingersoll, Elizabeth Baker, Martin Porter, Kay Seaton, Helen Whycock, Bessie Woods, Tom Ross, Jack and Ann Yonkers.

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smith-family-fonds-2

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Entered by Nicholas VanExan, June 23, 2015.

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2015-06-23

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  • English

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