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William Smellie (abt. 1842 - 1913)

William Smellie
Born about in Concord, Vaughan, York, Canada Westmap
Husband of — married 19 Nov 1867 in York, Ontario, Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died at about age 71 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Aug 2020
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Biography

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William Smellie, a son of David Smellie (abt.1794-1859) and Ann (Dalziel) Smellie (abt.1796-1892), was born ca. 1841-42 in Concord in Vaughan Township, York County, Canada West (Ontario).

He married Jane Cooper (also born in Vaughan Township, ca. 1843) on Nov. 19, 1867, in York County.[1][2] (He may have made a second marriage in Toronto on Sept. 10, 1890.[3])

William and Jane had at least three children, all born in Toronto:

  • Wm. Lancaster, born 17 Jan 1870, who became a steam fitter.[4] He married Ellen E. Glover (born in Goderich ca. 1869) on 26 June 1894, in Hamilton.[5]
  • Thos. Herbert, born 3 Dec 1871[6]
  • Mary Elizabeth, born 24 Mar 1883[7]

William lived at several different addresses and worked at several different occupations in Toronto between the time of his marriage to Jane and his death. In 1870, he was living at 164 Parliament Street and making his living as a merchant.[4] By the following year, he was living at 84 Isabella Street and was a machinist.[6] Between at least 1873 and 1875, he lived at 46 Isabella and was a machinist at Smellie & Findlay, whose address is given variously as 50 Esplanade East and Farquhar's Lane (the locations are quite near each other).[8] Between 1879 and 1883, employed as a post office clerk, his addresses include 10 Suffolk Place,[9] 12 Suffolk Place[10] and 89 Wood Street.[7]

He was a railway mail clerk and a widower, and living at 270 Roxton Road, when he died at the age of 72, on Feb. 23, 1913 in Toronto,[11][12][13] and was interred there on the 26th in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.[14][15][16]

Sources

  1. "Canada, Ontario County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CY-BNYP : 9 March 2018), David Smellie in entry for William Smellie and Jane Cooper, 19 Nov 1867; citing York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,068.
  2. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; County Marriage Registers, 1858-June 1869; Reel: 10
  3. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928
  4. 4.0 4.1 Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Births and Stillbirths - 1869-1913; Series: MS929; Reel: 3; Record Group: RG 80-2
  5. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Reel: 84)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Births and Stillbirths - 1869-1913; Series: MS929; Reel: 8; Record Group: RG 80-2
  7. 7.0 7.1 Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Births and Stillbirths - 1869-1913; Series: MS929; Reel: 63; Record Group: RG 80-2
  8. Toronto Directory for 1873. Toronto: Cherrier, Kirwin & McGown, 1873; Toronto Directory, May 1873 to May 1874. Toronto: Wm. Henry Irwin, 1873; Fisher & Taylor's Toronto Directory, for the year 1874. Toronto: Fisher & Taylor, 1874; Toronto Directory, for 1875. Toronto: Fisher & Taylor, 1875. Accessed 19-Jun-2021 at Toronto Public Library
  9. Toronto directory for 1879. Toronto: Might & Taylor, 1879. Accessed 20-Jun-2021 at Toronto Public Library
  10. Toronto directory for 1880. Toronto: Might & Taylor, 1880; Toronto directory for 1881. Toronto: Might & Co. 1881. Accessed 22-Jun-2021 at Toronto Public Library
  11. "Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDF-V2S : 2 March 2021), David Smellie in entry for William Smellie, 23 Feb 1913; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1913 cn 2195, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,930.
  12. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Collection: MS935; Reel: 183
  13. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Collection: MS940; Reel: 8
  14. Toronto Trust Cemeteries; Toronto, Canada; Cemetery: Mount Pleasant Cemetery; Volume: 03; Year Range: 1908-1919
  15. Mount Pleasant Group, accessed 5-Oct-2021
  16. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/225663442/william-smellie : accessed 05 October 2021), memorial page for William Smellie (1841–23 Feb 1913), Find a Grave Memorial ID 225663442, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by hlock6 (contributor 50771313) .


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