Reg Smith, circa 1940
Description
Creator
Connaught Studios, Hamilton, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
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.
Notes
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 was Hannah Wilcox (1759-1838).

Isaac Smith received the land titles to various lots in Trafalgar Township and in 1831, he transferred the title of Lot 34, Concession 1 South of Dundas Street to John. John's family and descendants farmed this property until the land was acquired for Bronte Creek Provincial Park in 1972 by the Ontario government.

The property is on the north-east corner of Bronte Creek Provincial Park. South side of Dundas Street, just east of Tremaine Rd.
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Reginald Smith, born May 29, 1923, died May 29, 2010
Local identifier
TTLVP000281
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.43341 Longitude: -79.78293
Copyright Statement
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Recommended Citation
Reg Smith, circa 1940
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email:michelle@tths.ca
Website:

Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Reg Smith, circa 1940


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.