Ruth Smith

ID # 197, (1841-1926)
BirthRuth Smith was born on 23 August 1841. 
MarriageShe married George W. Vrooman, son of Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman, on 9 October 1862 at Brant County; MS248 reel 5 Brant County Marriage Register
Page 10 no. 179
Return of marriages solemnized by William Pollard a minister of the Wesley Methodist Church, Brantford for the year ending 31st day December, A.D. 1862
George Vrooman, 19, born Canada, residing Harrisburgh, parents Nelson and Rachel
Ruth Smith, 21, born Canada, residing Ancaster, parents Mathias and Eliz'th.
Witnesses Maria Polland and Ann Pollard, Brantford.
Date of marriage Oct. 9 (1862)

The 1861 census at Ancaster shows Ruth as the daughter of M. Smith, lumberman, and Jane E. Smith. Ruth's sister Mary's marriage registration identifies their mother as Jane Elizabeth. 
DeathShe died on 26 April 1926 at Harrisburg, South Dumfries, Brant Co., Ontario, at age 84. 
BurialShe was buried on 28 April 1926 at Harrisburg Cemetery. 
NoteRuth's date of birth as it appears in the 1901 census at South Dumfries is at variance with her registration of death. Since the 1901 information was likely given by herself, it is shown in this tree.

Death reg. 008784-26 South Dumfries, Brant Co.
Ruth Vrooman died at Harrisburg on February 26, 1926. Born Ontario in October of 1842. Married. Housewife. Father Mathias Smith, born Pennsylvania State, USA, and mother unknown, born Pennsylvania State, USA. Burial Harrisburg Cemetery, February 28, 1926. Informant Frank Vrooman, Brantford, son.

The 1861 census at Ancaster identifies Ruth and her family as Methodist New Connection. 

Children of Ruth Smith and George W. Vrooman

Last Edited6 Oct 2017