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WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by gnstill » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:57 pm

New Family Page: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

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Re: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by mjeanalongi » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:25 pm

William Robert Smith and Ann Omand

I am looking for William Robert Pemble Smith born 1855-1901
Married Hannah Sarah Maude Franks.
Is this William Robert Smith and Ann Omand's son?

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Re: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by gnstill » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:56 pm

William Robert Pemble SMITH was born Oct 15, 1855, probably in the Little Britain (Lockport) area, Red River; son of Elizabeth MOORE & John Lee Lewis SMITH (1820-1910). He was a grandson of half-breed Ann OMAND and Englishman William Robert SMITH (1797-1869).

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Re: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by SLang1148 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:22 pm

I've been told (scolded) a number of times by old genealogists that there is no supporting material that shows William Robert Smith's father's middle name was "Hart". I must admit I've never found any, so I've removed it from my tree.
One genealogist also said that William Robert Smith probably added the middle name "Robert" himself, maybe to reduce confusion with another William Smith.
She also wondered why the name "Pemble" was important to William Robert Smith.

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Re: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by gnstill » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:38 am

I probably got that name from your own Lang Family Tree on Ancestry.ca, so I will also remove the ‘Hart’ from my narrative. Thanks.
I often refer to your excellent genealogy in my own research. It would be nice to have at least your first name to refer to you by on my Pages.

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Re: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by SLang1148 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:15 am

I'm Ken Lang. I've received the geneology material from Margaret Anne Inkster (1883-1971), Jean Gibson Lang (1930-2015), James Alexander Lang (1905-1987), Stuart Neil Lang (1935-1999), and Gail Inkster (1950-). I have 20 boxes of material to still process into Ancestry.CA and then send off to the Alberta Archives. I should have just transcribed the material under the original collector's name, but I'm attempting to verify the info before I enter it.

Margaret Anne Inkster (1883-1971) seems to be the one that started this family addiction back as early as 1920. She said "The history of the Inkster Family is the history of Western Canada".

Ken Lang

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Re: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by gnstill » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:51 am

Hi Gary,
My Family info is the following
William Robert Smith (1797-1869) & Mary Anne Swain
William Robert Smith Jr. (1833-1919) & Mary Bird
William Robert Smith (1862-1916) & Félicité Lizotte
William Robert Smith (1892-1962) & Lillian (-- ? --)
Freddie Smith (1914-1999) & Theresa Clarke
Alvar Lawrence Smith & Brenda LePretre

Hopefully this helps.
Bonnie

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Re: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by gnstill » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:08 am

Bonnie: Thanks again - I now have most of the information you mentioned down to Alvar Lawrence SMITH. How is he related to you?

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Re: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by gnstill » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:43 pm

Bonnie! When replying on the Forum DO NOT do so by using the [?] Button which generates a Report. You must always reply by clicking the [ postreply ] button (at the bottom). I will re—post your reply for you this time:

Ho Gary Alvar Lawrence Smith & Brenda Lee LePretre are my parents. Alvar parents are Freddie & Theresa they had 17 Children. Brenda LePretre parents are Baptiste Paul LePretre and Alice Delphine Desjarlais. All are from Alberta area.

Thanks for that update Bonnie. If you are interested in doing any Special Family Pages for people in your ancestry, you should check this out:
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Re: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH (1797-1869)

Post by gnstill » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:42 pm

Barb (Van Haute) commented: William Robert Smith is my great-great-grandfather. His youngest son, Rupert, my great-grandfather. There are lots of stories, and a few books that refer to William Robert, but it would be nice if other members of the Smith's would be willing to respond with their information. – Barb
Questions for Barb: Questions for Barb: I understand that your great grandparents were Harriet Louisa BROWN and Rupert Pruden SMITH b-1865. Who were your grandparents?
I am doing another review of the W R SMITH Family and will be adding some new information over the next day or so.

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