Judson Smith1

ID # 137, (1857-1931)
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Judson Smith was born on 31 July 1857 at Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 He married Lucinda Coleman, daughter of Daniel Coleman and Mary Abel, on 31 October 1882 at Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario. (notes: 011786-82 Judson Smith, age 25, born and residing Beverly, bachelor, farm laborer, s/o Albert and Amelia Smith. Lucinda Coleman, 22, born and residing Beverly, spinster, d/o Daniel and Mary Coleman. Witnesses R.H. Waddell, Tilbury, and H.A. Waddell, Galt. 31 October 1882 at Galt, Waterloo County. Methodist minister, R.H. Waddell.).1 He died on 20 November 1931 at Galt Hospital, Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario, at age 74.1 He was buried on 23 November 1931 at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario.1 Uncle Judd Smith's parents were Amelia Misener and Albert Smith. His grandparents were Adam Misener and Helena Coleman.

Uncle Jud Smith was very popular with the Colemans. He owned one of the first motorized taxis in Galt and, if he didn't have a fare, he'd pick up family members and drop them off at a convenient intersection.

Uncle Bert Coleman liked to tell a great story about Uncle Judd. Uncle Judd worked with his taxi mainly out of the CPR Station in Galt. One winter's day he was waiting for a fare when an insurance salesman approached him. He'd been after Uncle Judd to buy a disability insurance in the event that he was injured and couldn't work. Finally Uncle Judd broke down. He said, 'Okay, I'll buy your insurance.' He signed onthe dotted line, gave the fellow his first premium, turned around stepped up onto the running board, slid on some ice and fell down and broke his leg. The story is that he lay there in the snow and the slush and had quite a laugh.

Judson's death registration number is 034240-31. He is said to have died of a cerebral haemorrage caused by a fall from a tree. The doctor attended him for this from October 17, 1931, until his death. The doctor was Dr. Charlton.

The Smith's lived on Preston Road, in the Township of North Dumfries.At this date, long before the establishment of the City of Cambridge,there will have been township lands between Galt and Preston. I'm guessing that Preston Road is now Coronation Boulevard and that some of this might have been 'country' is difficult to imagine.1

Last Edited=9 Feb 2008

Child of Judson Smith and Lucinda Coleman


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.