1878 - 1885 (6 years)
||Edward Ker Smith |
||4 Oct 1878
||Brussels, Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario [1, 2]
- Tombstone Reads 3 Oct 1878
|drowning, story |
|Eby ID Number
||11 May 1885
||Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [1, 3]
|Cause: Drowned |
||Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||26 Nov 2023 |
||William Smith, b. 23 Oct 1846, , Berwickshire, Scotland , d. 10 May 1890, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada (Age 43 years) |
||Annie Dorcas Adams, b. 18 May 1848, Bronte, Halton Co., Ontario , d. 15 Feb 1928, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada (Age 79 years) |
||1 Jan 1878
||Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Very Sad Drowning Case
A very sad and painful case of drowning occurred in Galt on Monday afternoon last. It appears that shortly after two o'clock some one of the hands on a freight train which was shunting on the track running along the edge of the pond, near the old Dumfries Mills, saw what was taken to be the body of a boy, floating at the mouth of the race which leaves the pond and runs to the mill. The train was backed down and investigation proved the surmise correct. The body was immediately taken from the water and an attempt at resuscitation made, but efforts were useless, conjectures being the the poor little fellow had been in the water for from half to three quarters of an hour. Identification was not long in deciding that the little fellow was Edward, a son of Mr. Wm. Smith's, of Smith and Wilkinson, contractors. As to how he fell into the water cannot be ascertained. At the point, the fence which runs along the side of the track projects a little over the race. In going to school, children were in the habit of taking this way as a short cut, and when they came to the fence swung round the end of it. It is supposed this little boy tried this, as perhaps he had often done before, but by some means he must have lost his hold and fallen into the race. If this is correct the accident must have occurred between 1 and half-past, as school goes in at the latter time. The little boy was in his7th year, bright and intelligent, and his loss is most severely felt by his sorrowing parents.
Galt Reporter May 15 1885 pg 1
- [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
In memory of/ William Smith/ born in Scotland/ Oct 23, 1846 - May 10 1890/ Annie D. Adams/ his wife/ May 18, 1848 - Feb 15, 1928/ Edward Ker Smith/ Oct 3, 1878 - May 11, 1885/ Eleanor Ruth Smith/ Aug 2, 1885 - July 9, 1910/ "Until the day break and/ the shadows flee away"/ Jessie P. Smith/ Nov 5, 1880 - apr 9, 1962/ SMITH
- [S2858] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Birth Certificate 011767 (1878).
Name:Edward Ker Smith Date of Birth:4 Oct 1878 Gender:Male Birth Place:Huron, Ontario, Canada Father's name:William Smith Mother's name:Annie Dorcas Adams
- [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 016908 (1885).
Name:Edward R Smith Gender:Male Age:6 Birth Date:abt 1879 Birth Place:Brussels, Ontario Death Date:11 May 1885 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death:Drowned
- [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
William Smith (builder of Brussels) Born: Scotland Age: 30 Est. Birth: abt 1848 Father: George Smith Mother: Jessie married Annie Dorcas Adams (of Brantford) Age:: 28 Est. Birth: abt 1850 Born: Canada Father: Thomas Adams Mother: Eleanor married 1 Jan 1878 Marriage Place: Brantford
|Born - 4 Oct 1878 - Brussels, Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario
|Died - Cause: Drowned - 11 May 1885 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Buried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada