Firman Smith

ID # 8111, (1844-1894)
FatherPeter Smith (1802-1858)
MotherLydia Weaver (1805-1892)
BirthFirman Smith was born on 1 November 1844 at Dumfries Twp., Gore District, Canada West. 
MarriageHe married Jane Nichol on 7 February 1871 at St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co..
Mrge reg. South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co.
Firman Smith, 27, bachelor, bachelor, farmer, Baptist. Born and residing South Dumfries. Parents Peter and Lydia Smith.
Jane Nichol, 26, spinster, Presbyterian. Born Ireland, residing South Dumfries. Parents Robert and Ellen Nichol.
Witnesses Hugh McPherson and Almina Smith, both of South Dumfries.
On 7th Feby., 1871, at St. George, by Rev. Wm. R. Dyer

There are some handwriting problems on the form. The best that can be made out of the given name of the 2nd witness is that she is Almina, Firman's sister, who, by the way, is buried with Firman and Jane.
 
DeathHe died on 22 April 1894 at Paris, Brant Co., Ontario, at age 49. 
BurialHe was buried at St. George Cemetery, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co.. 
NoteHe A transcription of the grave of Firman Smith shows his date of birth to be 1 November, 1847. This agrees with a photo of his gravestone as it appears on CanGenWeb. This has problems, especially as viewed from his age as shown in the 1851 and 1861 censuses, as well as his age at time of marriage. His year of birth as shown here is 1844 and will at least be close to his correct year of birth if not exact.

Death reg. 001745-94 Paris, Brant Co.
Firman Smith died 21st April, 1894. Farmer. Cause of death cerebral henorrhage, 48 hours. Physician and informant Dr. A. J. Sinclair, Paris.
The registration was filed with the Paris municipal clerk, S. Dadson, on 11th May, 1894. Dadson appends a note at the bottom of the registration, which is initialed by S.D., so we must believe it be Dadson's own note. It reads:
The deceased about 35 or 40 years of age came into town from S. Dumfries and fell down stairs at the hotel where he was stopping.

Dr. Sinclair's return of information was about 20 days after Firman's death. The death date on the registration is April 21 and the date of death on Firman's gravestone is April 22. Either may be correct. Beyond the above, the form has no other information.

A newspaper obituary has been sought, but not found. 

Children of Firman Smith and Jane Nichol

Last Edited8 Jul 2020