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  • John Dorland Smith, ca1880
    ImageText       John D. Smith's grandparents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula and settled in Grimsby Township. The family was large, bringing 4 children with 8 more children born in Upper Canada. John's father was was their oldest son, Isaac, born in New Jersey (1754-1826) and his mother ...
    ImageText     John D. Smith's grandparents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula and settled in Grimsby Township. The family was large, bringing 4 children with 8 more children ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • J. Walker Smith, Keturah Inglehart, 1881
    ImageText       The 200 acre farm at Lot 34, Concession 1 S.D.S. prospered under the ownership of John D. Smith and his family. The family attended the Church of England (St. Luke's Anglican Church) in Palermo, Trafalgar Township. Walker Smith was managing the farm by the time of his marriage, as his ...
    ImageText     The 200 acre farm at Lot 34, Concession 1 S.D.S. prospered under the ownership of John D. Smith and his family. The family attended the Church of England (St. Luke's ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Grain Threshing Machine, 1920s
    Image       This grain threshing machine was on the farm of the Smith family sometime in about the early 1920s. Most farmers would not have purchased their own thresher but arranged with the owner to come in turn to their farm. The man near the rear of the machine is likely Arthur ...
    Image     This grain threshing machine was on the farm of the Smith family sometime in about the early 1920s. Most farmers would not have purchased their own thresher but arranged with ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Smith Barn Raising, 1897
    Image       In 1889, Walker Smith was owner of the farm on Lot 34, Concession 1, S.D.S, (later known as 3340 Dundas Street West, Oakville). A few years earlier, he had taken over from his parents who first started the farm in 1831.
    Image     In 1889, Walker Smith was owner of the farm on Lot 34, Concession 1, S.D.S, (later known as 3340 Dundas Street West, Oakville). A few years earlier, he had taken ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The Robert Simpson Company Limited Catalogue No. 68 Spring and Summer 1901
    ImageText       A selection of pages from the 1901 Spring and Summer Catalogue of the Robert Simpson Company Limited, Toronto, Canada. Click on "Pages" to learn how to order, how to send money, delivery details and the Company's return policy. 14 photographs showing pages with dresses, men's hats, groceries, household necessities and ...
    ImageText     A selection of pages from the 1901 Spring and Summer Catalogue of the Robert Simpson Company Limited, Toronto, Canada. Click on "Pages" to learn how to order, how to send ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Reg Smith, circa 1940
    Image       Reg is shown here with a young man who is likely his cousin, Lorne Simpson. Reg is wearing a vest, Lorne a tie. Reg lived and farmed on the property originally owned by his great-grandfather Isaac Smith until the development of Bronte Creek Provincial Park in about 1970.
    Image     Reg is shown here with a young man who is likely his cousin, Lorne Simpson. Reg is wearing a vest, Lorne a tie. Reg lived and farmed on the property ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The ABC of Animals Published 1895
    ImageText       The front cover is missing from this linen book for children published in 1895 but the title is, "The ABC of Animals". A few pages as well as the back cover are shown. This paper book was owned by the Smith family who settled and farmed Lot 34, Con 1 ...
    ImageText     The front cover is missing from this linen book for children published in 1895 but the title is, "The ABC of Animals". A few pages as well as the back ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Little Red Riding Hood Book
    ImageText       This paper book was owned by the Smith family who settled and farmed Lot 34, Con 1 SDS (near Palermo) in the 1800's through to the early 1970's when the farm was expropriated for Bronte Provincial Creek Park. Just the cover and a couple of pages are shown here. The ...
    ImageText     This paper book was owned by the Smith family who settled and farmed Lot 34, Con 1 SDS (near Palermo) in the 1800's through to the early 1970's when the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Smith Family "Accounts" Books 1920-1960
    ImageText       Pages from two "accounts" books owned by the Smith family who settled and farmed Lot 34, Con 1 SDS (near Palermo) in the 1800's through to the early 1970's when the farm was expropriated for Bronte Provincial Creek Park. Just a few pages are shown here. The original remains with ...
    ImageText     Pages from two "accounts" books owned by the Smith family who settled and farmed Lot 34, Con 1 SDS (near Palermo) in the 1800's through to the early 1970's when ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Smith Family, Turn of Century
    Image       The Smiths left New Jersey as United Empire Loyalists settling in the Niagara/Grimsby area by 1787. John Durlin Smith was given the 200 acre farm on Lot 34, Con. 1, SDS by his father, Isaac Smith, who remained in Grimsby Township. John D. Smith and his new wife, Margaret, received ...
    Image     The Smiths left New Jersey as United Empire Loyalists settling in the Niagara/Grimsby area by 1787. John Durlin Smith was given the 200 acre farm on Lot 34, Con. 1, ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Family of Walker and Keturah Smith
    ImageText       "Page 2" of this record is the back of the photograph where the people are identified. Top back row standing left to right is: Mrs. W. Smith (Keturah nee Inglehart), Mr. Walker Smith her husband, Mr. David McLaren and his wife Mrs. Amanda McLaren, sister of Walker. Sitting left to ...
    ImageText     "Page 2" of this record is the back of the photograph where the people are identified. Top back row standing left to right is: Mrs. W. Smith (Keturah nee Inglehart), ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Scrapbook Made For Arthur Smith circa 1888
    Image       This scrap picture book was made by a family member for Art. Arthur was born in 1883 so it is likely the book, which has no text, was made for him as a toddler. The pages are made of linen, carefully scalloped around the edges with scissors. The cover was ...
    Image     This scrap picture book was made by a family member for Art. Arthur was born in 1883 so it is likely the book, which has no text, was made for ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Mother-of-Pearl and Silk Change Purse
    ImageTextmystery       Soubenie
    ImageTextmystery     Soubenie
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • John Durlan and Margaret Smith
    ImageText       Mr. & Mrs. John Durlin Smith, parents of Mr. Walker Smith, Palermo
    ImageText     Mr. & Mrs. John Durlin Smith, parents of Mr. Walker Smith, Palermo
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Isaac and Hannah Smith
    Image       Isaac's parents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula and settled in Grimsby Township, in the area of Tansley. The family was large, bringing 4 children with 8 more children born in Upper Canada. Isaac was their oldest son. Isaac received the land titles to various lots ...
    Image     Isaac's parents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula and settled in Grimsby Township, in the area of Tansley. The family was large, bringing 4 children with ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal, 1837-1897
    Image       Box lid: Victoria, 1837, 1897, Diamond Jubilee, Queen and Empress. Medal front: same. Medal back (not shown): has the crests of the seven Canadian provinces at the time circling down from the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, centered around the phrase, "Canada congratulates her queen".
    Image     Box lid: Victoria, 1837, 1897, Diamond Jubilee, Queen and Empress. Medal front: same. Medal back (not shown): has the crests of the seven Canadian provinces at the time circling down ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Doubleframe Photographs, Unknown Members of the Smith Family, Palermo, early to mid-1800's
    Image       Unfortunately, no record of who these people are has survived but because the photographs are glass photographic prints, we know they were taken prior to 1890 as by that time this old photographic technology had been replaced. The young women look to be sisters, very close in age. We also ...
    Image     Unfortunately, no record of who these people are has survived but because the photographs are glass photographic prints, we know they were taken prior to 1890 as by that time ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Palermo School, 1896
    ImageText       The young lad on the left holds up a slate with the names of the Trustees: Ins. Hopes (Inspector Hopes), Jas. (James) VanSickle, Dr. McCrimmon. The girl on the right has a slate with the names of the teachers and the date: W.W. ?Dales?Giles? - can't quite read the surname, ...
    ImageText     The young lad on the left holds up a slate with the names of the Trustees: Ins. Hopes (Inspector Hopes), Jas. (James) VanSickle, Dr. McCrimmon. The girl on the right ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Box of John Durlan Smith
    Image       The box has the initials, JDS, hammered in tacks into the lid.
    Image     The box has the initials, JDS, hammered in tacks into the lid.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Halton Women's Institute Cook Book 1912
    ImageText       Title page: Halton Women's Institute Cook Book 1912. Compiled by the Ladies of Halton County ; District Officers (are) Mrs. Deverean, Pres. Mrs. R. Gorman, Vice-Pres. Mrs. Geo. Havil, Sec.-Treas. ; Cook Book Committee Mrs. W. C. Inglehart, Mrs. W. J. McClenahan, Mrs. E. Blanshard, Miss M. G. Alton, Miss ...
    ImageText     Title page: Halton Women's Institute Cook Book 1912. Compiled by the Ladies of Halton County ; District Officers (are) Mrs. Deverean, Pres. Mrs. R. Gorman, Vice-Pres. Mrs. Geo. Havil, Sec.-Treas. ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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John D. Smith Family, Palermo


John D. Smith and family settled on Lot 34, Conc.1 SDS in 1831. The property remained in the family and was farmed until about 1972 when the land was taken for Bronte Creek Provincial Park. The house address was 3340 Dundas Street West, Oakville. Records pertaining to the families who lived on this property and/or are descendants or relatives can be in this group.