John Bromley Smith1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

M, b. 3 June 1879, d. 8 April 1949
John Bromley Smith
FatherSeth Smith1,15,16,17 b. 5 Mar 1856, d. 15 Aug 1909
MotherHannah Mary Rigg1,10,11,12,13,14 b. 12 Oct 1856, d. 16 Mar 1935
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsThomas Rigg Descendancy Chart
John Smith Descendancy Chart
     John Bromley Smith also went by the name of Bromley.14
     John Bromley Smith appears as John R. Smith, age 11, in the census of 1891 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of Seth Smith as his son.2
     John Bromley Smith resided in 1891 at 25 Market Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with his parents and siblings: Margaret, Beatrice, Helen, Seth, and Hannah.2 He immigrated on 24 November 1893 to Brooklyn, New York, the United States of America, John sailed from Liverpool, England on the Germanic with his mother and five siblings: Margaret R., age 10, Beatrice A., age 9, Helen, age 7, Seth, age 5, and Annie, age 2. His father had sailed earlier in the year to the United States.3,18   
     John Bromley Smith appears as John B. Smith, age 24, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Seth Smith as his son.4
     John Bromley Smith resided on 14 June 1900 at 50 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings: Margaret, Beatrice, Helen, Seth, and Hannah.4,19 He was a machinist at Waterbury Farrell Foundry & Manufacturing Company on 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, Connecticut.4,20
     John Bromley Smith, age 21, appears as a boarder in the household of Catherine Morris in the census of 1901 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.21 He was an engine turner fitter in 1901 at Barrow-in-Furness.22
     John Bromley Smith and Beatrice Welch resided on 13 January 1903 at 50 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.23
     John Bromley Smith married Beatrice Welch, daughter of John Welch and Mary Patience Wilson, on 28 January 1903 at 50 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut. The couple was joined in marriage by Louis J. Holden, Assistant Pastor of the 2nd Congregational Church.5,24
     With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted its third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registration, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. John Bromley Smith filled out a draft card on 12 September 1918 at Newark, New Jersey, He was of medium height, medium build with blue eyes and light brown hair.25
     John Bromley Smith resided in September 1918 at 61 James Street, Newark, New Jersey.25 He was a toolmaker for Sheldon Elec. Co. in September 1918 at Warren Heights, Newark, New Jersey.25
     John Bromley Smith, age 37, appears as a lodger in the household of John and Ada Laby in the census of 6 January 1920 in 573 North Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.7 He was a toolmaker in the novelties industry in January 1920 at Waterbury, Connecticut.7
     John Bromley Smith, age 37, appears as a lodger in the census of 7 April 1930 in 22 Cottage Place, Waterbury, Connecticut.26 He was a machinist in a brass mill in April 1930 at Waterbury, Connecticut.26
     John Bromley Smith resided in 1935 at Waterbury, Connecticut.27
     John Bromley Smith, age 60, appears in the census of 27 April 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island.8 He was a machinist for a power press manufacturing in April 1940 at Providence.28 He filled out a draft card on 27 April 1942 at New Haven, Connecticut. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the old man's registration, was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who were born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897-men who were between 45 and 64 years old-who were not already in the military. He was 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall with blue eyes. His hair was a combination of brown and gray and he had a light complexion..9 He was employed by Gesner Equipment Company in 1942 at Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut.9
     John Bromley Smith resided in 1942 at 279 Laurel Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut, with his aunt Margaret Mathers.9 He was a toolmaker who worked all over. According to his niece, Bernice Mahony Healey, he never kept a job long.29
     John Bromley Smith died on 8 April 1949 at County Hospital, Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, at age 69 from myocardial failure.30 He was buried on 14 April 1949 at Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, Connecticut.31

Family

Beatrice Welch b. 16 Jul 1885

Obituaries and Other News Articles

     The following obituary appeared in the Waterbury Republican newspaper:
Ex-Waterbury Man Dies in Arizona
John Bromley Smith, formerly of Waterbury, died Friday in Douglas, Arizona after a brief illness. He was born in England, son of Seth and Hannah (Rigg) Smith. He had lived in this city several years before moving to Arizona in 1935. He was a member of Waterbury Lodge of Elks. Survivors include a brother Seth Smith of Kecouchtan, VA; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Flanigan, Cheshire; Mrs. Beatrice Mahoney, Meriden; Mrs. A. H. Mather, Bridgeport; & Mrs. Ellen Cronin, Waterbury, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 P.M. at the Alderson Funeral Home, South Main Street, Cheshire. Methodist church wil officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire.31


Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1891Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Bromley Smith appears as John R. Smith, age 11, in the census of 1891 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of Seth Smith as his son.2
1900Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutJohn Bromley Smith appears as John B. Smith, age 24, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Seth Smith as his son.4
1901Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Bromley Smith, age 21, appears as a boarder in the household of Catherine Morris in the census of 1901 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.21
1920573 North Main Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Bromley Smith, age 37, appears as a lodger in the household of John and Ada Laby in the census of 6 January 1920 in 573 North Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.7
193022 Cottage Place, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Bromley Smith, age 37, appears as a lodger in the census of 7 April 1930 in 22 Cottage Place, Waterbury, Connecticut.26
1940Providence, Rhode IslandJohn Bromley Smith, age 60, appears in the census of 27 April 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island.8

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
189125 Market Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Bromley Smith resided in 1891 at 25 Market Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with his parents and siblings: Margaret, Beatrice, Helen, Seth, and Hannah.2
14 June 190050 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Bromley Smith resided on 14 June 1900 at 50 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings: Margaret, Beatrice, Helen, Seth, and Hannah.4,19
13 January 190350 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Bromley Smith and Beatrice Welch resided on 13 January 1903 at 50 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.23
September 191861 James Street, Newark, New JerseyJohn Bromley Smith resided in September 1918 at 61 James Street, Newark, New Jersey.25
1935Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Bromley Smith resided in 1935 at Waterbury, Connecticut.27
1942279 Laurel Avenue, Bridgeport, ConnecticutJohn Bromley Smith resided in 1942 at 279 Laurel Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut, with his aunt Margaret Mathers.9

Citations

  1. [S694] John Bromley Smith, Birth Certificate (7 July 1879).
  2. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598.
  3. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, M237_621.
  4. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107.
  5. [S1359] John B. and Beatrice Smith's Marriage Certificate.
  6. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", John Bromley Smith, 1917-1918; Registration Location: Essex County, New Jersey; Roll: 1712345; Draft Board: 2.
  7. [S285] John B. Smith household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 443, sheet 4B, dwelling 41, family 81.
  8. [S1312] John Bromley Smith household, 1940 United States Federal Census, Providence, Rhode Island, population schedule, Providence, ED 6-221, sheet 62A, number of household 275.
  9. [S162] "WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942", John Bromley Smith; Roll: WW2_2283531; Local Board: Fairfield.
  10. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows his mother as Hannah M. Smith.
  11. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, shows John B. Smith as the child of Annie M. Smith, M237_621.
  12. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows mother as Hannah M. Smith.
  13. [S1359] John B. and Beatrice Smith's Marriage Certificate: shows Bromley's mother as Anna M. Rigg.
  14. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving sons as Bromley Smith.
  15. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows the son of Seth Smith as John R. Smith.
  16. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the son of Seth Smith as John B. Smith.
  17. [S1359] John B. and Beatrice Smith's Marriage Certificate: shows Bromley's father as Seth Smith.
  18. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows 1893.
  19. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John B. Smith, 1900.
  20. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John B. Smith, 1900.
  21. [S512] 1901 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-in-Furness, England, GSU Roll unknown cd7.
  22. [S512] 1901 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-in-Furness, England, GSU Roll unknown cd7, shows his occupation as an engine turner fitter.
  23. [S1359] John B. and Beatrice Smith's Marriage Certificate: shows the residence of the bride and the groom as 50 S. Wilson, Waterbury, CT. Beatrice emigrated from England only weeks earlier and stayed with Bromley at his home.
  24. [S1665] CT State Library-(CT Vital Records)-Index of Marriages, 1897-1968, online www.ctatatelibrarydata.org, John Smith and Beatrice Welch, 1903-01-28, Waterbury.
  25. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", John Bromley Smith, 1918.
  26. [S286] Bromley Smith household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-231, sheet 7A, dwelling 35, family 130.
  27. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving sons as Bromley Smith of "this city" (Waterbury).
  28. [S1312] John Bromley Smith household, 1940 United States Federal Census, Providence, Rhode Island, population schedule, Providence, ED 6-221, sheet 62A, number of household 275,shows occupation.
  29. [S320] Interview, Bernice Mahony Healey, 10 December 1996.
  30. [S1141] John B. Smith's Death Certificate, This certificate was found online at genealogy.az.gov where the Arizona Public Health Services provide copies of birth and death certificates.
  31. [S1143] The Waterbury Republican, 12 April 1949, Page 2.