Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Dr. Henry Richard "Harry" Smith

Male 1873 - 1928  (54 years)


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  • Name Henry Richard "Harry" Smith 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 11 Sep 1873  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Name Harry Smith 
    Name Henry Smith 
    Occupation 1902  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Medical Doctor 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-123715 
    Died 1928  Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Edmonton Municipal Cemetery, Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I123715  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father William Crowe Smith,   b. CALC 3 Dec 1826, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1889, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Henrietta Elizabeth Mallett,   b. 8 Mar 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F30728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mabel Naomi Rife,   b. 26 Dec 1872, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934  (Age 61 years) 
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F43074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Doyle,   b. 1875,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Jan 1902  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F46295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1873 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Medical Doctor - 1902 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jan 1902 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1928 - Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Edmonton Municipal Cemetery, Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Richard Henry Smith
    Richard Henry Smith
    Edmonton official gazette, p. 9

  • Notes 
    • Henry Richard (Harry) Smith (September 11, 1873 \endash October 24, 1928) was a politician and physician in Alberta, Canada. He served on Edmonton City Council from 1912 until 1914 and as president of the Edmonton Conservative Association and the Alberta Medical Association.

      Early life

      Harry Smith was born September 11, 1873 in New Hamburg, Ontario. He was educated in Oxford County and at the Woodstock Collegiate Institute in Woodstock, Ontario, and studied medicine at Trinity University in Toronto, from which he graduated in 1899. He did post-graduate work in Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England, and was house surgeon at Toronto General Hospital upon his return.

      In 1901, he moved west to Alberta and practiced medicine in Star for a year and a half before relocating again to Edmonton. There he specialized in surgery. In 1910 he was elected president of the Alberta Medical Association, and in 1912 was appointed to the board of directors of Alberta College.

      In 1901, he married Martha Doyle, with whom he would have a daughter. Martha died in January 1901, and Smith married Mabel Rife, with whom he would have a son and a daughter.

      Politics

      Smith ran for the Edmonton public school board in the 1910 municipal election, but was defeated, finishing fourth of six candidates in an election in which the top three were elected. In 1912 he ran for and was elected as alderman on the Edmonton City Council, finishing first of seventeen candidates. He did not seek re-election at the conclusion of his two year term.


      Wikipedia 2013

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 11.

    2. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 22654 (1873), Richard Henry Smith.
      Richard Henry Smith b. 11 Sep 1873 Wilmot Township, s/o William Crow Smith (farmer) & Henretta Mallett

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate (1902), Smith-Doyle.
      Name:Henry Richard Smith, Medical Doctor of New Hamburg, b. Pilkington Event Date: 23 Jan 1902 Event Place: Pilkington Township, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Age: 27 Father's Name: William C Smith Mother's Name: H Etta Mallett Spouse's Name: Martha Doyle, residence of Pilkington, b. Pilkington Spouse's Age: 26 Spouse's Father's Name: John Doyle Spouse's Mother's Name: Martha J Kitley

    4. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Obituary of Dr. Harry Smith - Nov 2 1928 pg 5.