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Our SMITH (Smythe) Family ancestors migrated to Black Creek (later to be called Yarm, Geographical coordinates are 45°38'20" North and 76°27'43" West, north of Shawville, Quebec), Canada from Fermanagh County Ireland in 1844.

John and Elizabeth's son, William born 1935 in Ireland. Died 1911, Yarm, Quebec.

Married Frances Hunt, born 1842, died 1908. 

William and Frances had ten children, and we have family information for 4 of them:


William John married Eliza Jane Murray

They had seven children:

Lyla May

Mamie

Florence Levina

Susan Adeline

Annie Willetta

Lillis Francis (died age 11 Flu 1918)

Merril (died age 4 Flu 1918)


Matthew Allen Oct. 31, 1871 - Feb. 10, 1926.

Elizabeth Frey Sept. 18, 1884 - July 11, 1967 married May 26, 1909. They had four children: 

1. Francis Elizabeth Aug. 15, 1911 - ? married Roy Ernest Engel Apr. 18, 1900 - Nov. 10, 1951; married Glen Francis Snow Oct. 22, 1919 - ?

2. Irwin Ira March 12, 1914 - Feb. 26, 1969 married Antonette Bailey April 29, 1910 - Sept. 10, 1961; married Margaret ?

3. Ernest LeRoy Nov. 29, 1916 - ? married Ethel May Plyman. 

              Daughter Karen Ann married Stephen Crane

4. Charlotte Edith born Sept. 10, 1919 - ? married Kingston Brokaw ? - Nov. 13, 1944

              Son Michael Kingston May 11, 1944 married Gail Lee Crimpston May 24, 1946 - ?

married Robert S. Thomas June 14, 1910 - ? 

               Son Stephen Benjamin January 31, 1955


Irwin married Nina Belcher in 1911, Yarm, Quebec. 

They came west to homestead south of D'Arcy, Saskatchewan.

Moved from D'arcy to Tate District in 1921.

Moved to Semans to farm in 1927. Retired into town in 1947.

They had two daughters:

Mildred married Norman Shaw.

May married Allan Strachan.

         Daughters Shirley and Nina Lee


Mary, Feb. 11, 1863 Yarm, Quebec. Died June 10, 1948 at Wyman, Quebec. Buried at Wesley United Church, Charteris, Quebec. 

Married Ralph Horner on Dec. 23, 1891.

Ralph Horner 1843 - Aug. 5, 1926 at Wyman, Quebec.

Mary and Ralph had six children:

1. Fannie Emily Mar 4, 1893 - Dec.  30, 1911

2. Bryan Eason Jan. 1, 1895 - Apr. 8 , 1987

3. Allan Silas Apr. 19, 1897 

married Jean Beatty Angus Sept. 18, 1898 - Jan. 23, 1982

                Children: Olive Elizabeth Oct. 17, 1923

                 Mary Evelyn Jan. 16, 1925 married Earl Young

                 Maye Emily May 11, 1928 married George Matthews

                Ralph John Oct. 21, 1929

                Claire Jean Oct. 8, 1932

4. Margarite Clara Elizabeth Jan. 2, 1900 - Jan. 18, 1939

5. Samuel Irwin Feb. 7, 1903 - April 17, 1907

6. George April 7 - April 7, 1905


Elizabeth, Feb 1861 - July 1943 married Joseph Valliant


Henry married Regina Fields


Margaret married W. Letts


Robert married Annie Rollins


George married Mary Thompson


Annie married William Hartley

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