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

Robert Smith[1]

Male 1810 - 1859  (49 years)


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  • Name Robert Smith 
    Born 1810  , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1846  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Misfortune 1859 
    suicide 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-129477 
    Died 3 Sep 1859  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried Winterbourne Presbyterian Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I129477  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Margaret Airth,   b. Abt 1820, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Dec 1846  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. William Smith,   b. 1847, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Robert Smith,   b. 1848, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932  (Age 84 years)
     3. Alexander Smith,   b. 24 Mar 1851, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1938, Dunwich Township, Elgin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. John Smith,   b. 1852, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John V. Smith,   b. 23 Jan 1853, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Catharine Smith,   b. 1855, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Margaret Smith,   b. 1856, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. James Smith,   b. 1858, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F44171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A-2-184 Robert Smith Letters of Guardianship. Whereas Margaret Smith of the Township of Woolwich, widow, by Petition to the said Court did set forth : That Robert Smith, late of the Township of Woolwich, Yeoman, died on or about the third day of September 1859 leaving William Smith, Robert Smith, Alexander Smith, John Smith, Catharine Smith, Margaret Smith, and James Smith, his natural and lawful children, the said William Smith being an infant of the age of fifteen years ; the said Robert Smith being an infant of the age of fourteen years ; the said Alexander Smith being an infant of the age of twelve years ; the said John Smith being an infant of the age of ten years the said Catharine Smith being an infant of the age of seven years ; the said Margaret Smith being an infant of the age of six years and the said James Smith being an infant of the age of four years and that all the said infants reside at the Township of Woolwich. That the said Robert Smith died intestate and without appointing any curator or Guardian of the said infants. That due notice has been given of the petitioners intention to apply to be appointed Guardian and that the petitioner is the mother of the said infants and prayed that she might be appointed Guardian of the said infants pursuant to the statute in that behalf and that letters of Guardianship might be granted to her by the said Court.

      Be it known that on the twenty eighth day of February, 1863, the said Margaret Smith was sppointed guardian of them the said William Smith, Robert Smith, Alexander Smith, John Smith, Catharine Smith, Margaret Smith and James Smith and these letters of guardianship are accordingly granted by the said Court to the said Margaret Smith with power and authority to her to do all such acts matters and things as a Guardian may or ought to do under and by virtue of any act of the Parliament of Upper Canada or of this Province relating to minors and their property…

      The Bond Know all men by these presents that we Margaret Smith of the Township of Woolwich, widow, James Dow of the same place, Yeoman and James Burnett of the same place Yeoman, are held and firmly bound unto William Smith, Robert Smith, Alexander Smith, Catharine Smith, Margaret Smith and James Smith, all of the Township of Woolwich, the infant children of Robert Smith late of the Township of Woolwich, Yeoman, deceased, in the following penal sums, that is to say the said Margaret Smith in the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars, the said James Dow in the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars, the said James Burnett in the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars, for which payment to be well and truly made unto the said William Smith, Robert Smith, Alexander Smith, Catharine Smith, Margaret Smith and James Smith, we bind ourselbes and each of us by himself our and every of our executors and administrators firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals dated this tenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1863. Whereas the said Margaret Smith being appointed Guardian of the said infants by the Surrogate Court, according to the statue in that behalf is required to give security to perform the said trust. Now the Condition of this obligation is such that the above bounden Margaret Smith, Guardian of the infant children of the said late Robert Smith shall faithfully perform the said trust and that the said Guardian or Executors or administrators will, when the said Wards respectively become of the full age of twenty one years or wheneber the said shall be determined if thereunto required by the Judge of the said Surrogate Court render to them said wards or their Executors or administrators a true and just account of all goods, monies, interests, rents, profits or property of such wards which shall have come into the hands of the said Margaret Smith and will thereupon without delay deliver and pay over to the said wards or to their Executors or administrators, the property of the sum or balance of money which may be in the hands of the said Guardian belonging to such wards deducting therfrom and retaining a reasonable sum for the expenses of the said Guardian then this obligation to be void or due to remain in full force and virtue.

      Letters granted 28th February 1863
      Died 3rd September 1859

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

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      SMITH - We regret to learn that Mr. Robert Smith of Lower Woolwich poisoned himself on Saturday last by taking a quantity of arsenic. Medical aid was soon procured, the stomach pump used, and every effort made to remedy the evil, the unfortunate man wishing to live for the sake of his wife and family, but all failed, and the poor fellow died in extreme agony on Monday last. It appears that deceased had gone to Galt and sold a load of wheat for the purpose of procuring seed at the Galt fair, but unfortunately partook too freely of the intoxicating cup and arriving at home in utter despair after having squandered his money, put an end to his probation as above stated. He leaves a wife and family to lament his loss.

      Hamilton Spectator 10 Sep 1859

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - St. Andrews Presbyerian.
      Alexr. Smith Born 24 Mar 1851 Parents Robert Smith & Margaret Airth baptized 21 JUL 1851

    2. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 2 Sep 1859.
      Smith: Suddenly at Woolwich, on the 3rd inst., Mr. Robert Smith, aged 48 years.

    3. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. James Simi, Baptist Minister report 78.
      Robert Smith, of Woolwich, to Margret Airth, of Waterloo. 24 Dec. 1846. Wit. Wm. Smith and James Airth.

    4. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Letters of Guardianship of Robert Smith 28 Feb 1863 A-2-184.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1810 - , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1846 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 1859 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winterbourne Presbyterian Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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