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Oscar John Smith 

Oscar John Smith

Male 1879 - 1963

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  • Birth  1 Jan 1879  Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Oscar J. Smith Boots & Shoes, 1395 King St. N., St. Jacobs, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business  Oscar J. Smith Shoe Co. Ltd., 8 Spring St., St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Factory located was on 8 Spring St., St. Jacobs, Ontario the store at 1395 King St. N., St. Jacobs, Ontario
    Name  O. J. Smith 
    Occupation  1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Shoe Maker 
    Occupation  1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Shoemaker 
    Religion  1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1921  St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Manufacturer, Shoe 
    Religion  1921  St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-54990 
    Died  Jun 1963 
    Person ID  I54990  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

    Father  Carl S. "Charles" Smith,   b. Jan 1850, , Hessen Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941 
    Mother  Maria "Mary" Kinzel,   b. 12 Oct 1852, , Hessen Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F27245  Group Sheet

    Family  Clara Cress,   b. 24 Jun 1878, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1969, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jan 1901  St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Warren Smith,   b. Nov 1902, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Marvin Carl Smith,   b. 24 Feb 1910, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ada Smith,   b. 1912, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F14198  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Oscar J. Smith's shoe store in St. Jacobs
    Oscar J. Smith's shoe store in St. Jacobs

  • Notes 
    • Oscar Smith shoestore was located at 1395 King St., St. Jacobs, Ontario. At its height the factory made 1,500 shoes a day were made and sold to major stores in Canada. It closed in the 1950's. The factory was located at 8 Spring St., St. Jacobs and now [2013] contains "The Antique Market"

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 14.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Oscar John Smith Born: 1 Jan 1879 County: Waterloo Father: Charles Smith Mother: Mary Kinzle

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Oscar Smith Born: Heidelberg Age: 22 Father: Charles Smith Mother: Mary Kintzel Born: abt 1879 Spouse: Clara Cress Age: 22 born: St Jacobs Father: Sevi Cress Mother: Mary Ann Geib married 2 Jan 1901 married: Waterloo

    4. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 1 Page 6.

    5. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 18.

    6. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Woolwich Twp. 1921 Sub Dist. 14 Page 16.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1 Jan 1879 - Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - - Oscar J. Smith Boots & Shoes, 1395 King St. N., St. Jacobs, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - - Oscar J. Smith Shoe Co. Ltd., 8 Spring St., St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoe Maker - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1901 - St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Shoe - 1921 - St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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