Ida (Smith) Atkins

Ida Louise (Smith) Atkins (1879 - 1950)

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Ida Louise Atkins formerly Smith
Born in East Flamborough, Wentworth, Ontario, Canadamap
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Wife of — married in Aldershot, Wentworth, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Burlington, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Aug 2015
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Categories: East Plains Cemetery, Burlington, Ontario.



When she was young, she went to England and on her way home she was shipwrecked off the coast of Newfoundland Canada. She was swung from one vessel to another, her feet dangling in the icy water.

Ida was an amazing artist doing large paintings, mostly in water colours, and it is said by family members who knew her that she had been to Paris for an art exhibition and was returning home on the RMS Titanic and survived its sinking in 1912. Sadly, this cannot be confirmed as no trace of her can be found in the ships passenger or crew listings.

Marr: 30 April 1914 to Francis Henry Atkins at the Smith home in Aldershot, Ontario, Canada. Wedding announcement made 6 May 1914 in the Burlington Gazette, (Ontario, Canada) pge.1 col.4 and also page 1 col.6 Frank continued to thrive in his life and enjoy the partnership, with the Smiths, of the farm, and married on 30th April 1914 at the Smith home farm in Burlington, Aldershot, Ontario to Ida Louise Smith. Ida was the daughter of Albert William Smith and Emma Jane Bannister, both born in Ontario although Alberts origins were Welsh and Emma's were English.

Frank and Ida were happily married for 34 years and had three daughters of whom all married and, between them, made Frank and Ida the proud Grandparents of 11grandchildren. Sadly, Ida died in 1950 and Frank, just two years later, in 1952. Their children were: Alice May Atkins, born April 30, 1916, at Aldershot, Ontario, Canada, died May 9, 1959, at Aldershot, Ontario, Canada; Marion Ethel Atkins, born June 30, 1918, at Aldershot, Ontario, Canada, died October 7, 1991, at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; and Frances Ruth Atkins, born May 2, 1923, at Aldershot, Ontario, Canada, died March 21, 1988 at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Ida's death notice appeared in the Burlington Gazette (Ontario, Canada) 22 November 1950 page 9 col.3. Obituary for Mrs.Frank Atkins appeared in the Burlington Gazette (Ontario, Canada) 22 November 1950 page 3 col 3


  • "Ontario Births, 1869-1911," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2016), Ida Louisa Smith, 23 Feb 1879; citing Birth, East Flamborough, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,224.
  • "Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Ida Louisa Smith, 23 Feb 1879; citing East Flamborough, Wentworth, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,845,224.
  • "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 April 2015), Frank H Atkins and Ida L Smith, 30 Apr 1914; citing registration , Aldershot, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,022,066.
  • "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2015), Ida Smith in entry for Albert Smith, 1911; citing Census, Wentworth Sub-Districts 16-55, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,535.

Sources from Thomas Pepin Halderman

  • 3. MyHeritage website: Ancestors of David Thomas Halderman created and managed by Thomas P. Halderman

Other Sources

  • MyHeritage website: MacLennan Family Tree managed by David MacLennan – Note: to access this tree you need a membership.

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Images: 4
Bannister Books - Page 12
Bannister Books - Page 12

Bannister Books - Page 30
Bannister Books - Page 30

Smith Grave
Smith Grave

East Plains Cemetery
East Plains Cemetery


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