John Henry Smith1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. 14 November 1857, d. 16 November 1938
FatherJohn Smith9,10,11,12 b. 10 Dec 1826, d. 23 Sep 1890
MotherMargaret Bromley13,14 b. 25 May 1830, d. 2 Oct 1887
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsJohn Smith Descendancy Chart
           John Henry Smith was born on 14 November 1857 at Gill Banks, Ulverston, Lancashire, England..1,15,16,17,18,19,20
     John Henry Smith appears as John H. Smith, age 3, in the census of 1861 at Ulverston, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Smith as his son.21
     John Henry Smith resided in 1861 at 16 Neville Street, Ulverston, Lancashire, England, with his father, his aunt Ellen Smith, and his brother Seth.21
     John Henry Smith appears as John H. Smith, age 13, in the census of 1871 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Smith as his son; Alexander Beatie, age 26, was enumerated as a lodger with this family. He was a police constable and was born in Scotland.3
     John Henry Smith resided in 1871 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with his parents.3
     John Henry Smith witnessed the marriage of Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg on 8 July 1878 at the Parish Church, Dalton-In-Furness, Lancaster, England; Witnesses were: John Henry Smith, brother of the groom, Elizabeth Jane Rigg, sister of the bride, William Robinson (Jane's future husband), and Dorothy Storey (John Henry's future wife). They were married by the Henry M. Burgess, Minister.22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29
     John Henry Smith, age 23, appears in the census of 1881 in 26 Paradise Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, in the household of Thomas and Sarah Johnson and their son, Thomas. Seth was enumerated on this census as a boarder.4 He was a railway clerk in 1881 at Barrow-In-Furness, England.4 He was a railway clerk in 1882 at England.5
     John Henry Smith resided in February 1882 at Woodland Station, Parish of A. Broughton West, Woodland, Lancashire, England.5 He married Dorothy Storey on 1 February 1882 at the Parish Church of Cartmel, Cartmel, Lancashire, England. They were married according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by Licencia, by W.P. Rigge, Vicar of Yorksburgh. Witnesses to the marriage were:
Seth Smith, nephew of the groom, and Mary Jane Storey..5,6,7,30 John and Dorothy had 10 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911.31
     In the will of John Smith on 2 February 1890 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, John Henry Smith was listed as an heir; His son Seth was the executor of his will.32
     John Henry Smith, age 36, appears as head of household in the census of 1891 in Drigg, Cumberland, England, with Dorothy Storey, Annie Smith, Frank Smith, Nellie Smith and Bessie Smith.6 John Henry Smith and Dorothy Storey resided in 1891 at Drigg Station, Drigg, England, with their children: Annie, Frank, Nellie, and Bessie.6 John Henry Smith was a railway stationmaster in 1891 at Drigg, England.6
     In the will of Ellen Smith on 17 May 1892 at Penwortham, Lancashire, England, John Henry Smith, her nephew, was listed as an heir; Witnesses were Robert Bamford and Fred Fowler.33
     John Henry Smith, age 43, appears as head of household in the census of 1901 in Drigg, Cumberland, England, with Dorothy Storey, Annie Smith, Frank Smith, Bessie Smith, Nellie Smith, Emily Smith, Jennie Smith and Mary Smith.7 John Henry Smith and Dorothy Storey resided in 1901 at Drigg Station, Drigg, England, and their children: Annie, Frank, Nellie, Bessie, Emily, Jennie, and Mary.7 John Henry Smith was a railway stationmaster in 1901 at Drigg, England.7
     John Henry Smith, age 53, appears as John Henry Smith, head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in Drigg Railway Station, Drigg Holmrook, Cumberland, England, with Dorothy Storey, Bessie Smith, Emily Smith, Jennie Smith and Mary Smith.8 John Henry Smith was a railway stationmaster on the Furness Railway in 1911 at Drigg Railway Station, Drigg Holmrook, England.34
     John Henry Smith was retired on 4 May 1923 at Drigg, England. The following was an article written in The News in 1923, Ulverston, England:
STATIONMASTER ARTIST

Retirement of Mr. J. H. Smith of Drigg

          One seldom hears of an artistic stationmaster, but for 33 years the village of Drigg, in Mr. John H. Smith possessed a stationmaster whose abilities as a portrait painter have won him a very wide reputation. After serving the railway Company for 50 years, 41 of which have been spent as a stationmaster, Mr. Smith retired recently, and last Friday night the inhabitants expressed their appreciation of his services and courteous attention to the needs of the travelling public through a presentation.
          Mr. Smith, who is a native of Ulverston, showed a natural aptitude in painting in his youth, and studied for some years at the Barrow School of Art. At Drigg he found opportunities for developing his talent, and his little studio attracted many visitors, who pronounced their admiration of his work. A chance friendship sprung up between this art-loving stationmaster and Sir John Lavery, one of the most famous of modern painters and, though brief, it furnished Mr. Smith with the opportunity of acquiring much of his later (?)d uring various visits to London, Mr. Smith was fortunate enough to be able to study the methods of Sir John and other well known artists, while at work in their studios, and he derived considerable benefit from these visits.
          Though of a retiring disposition, and having a dislike of advertisement, he gradually enhanced his reputation as a painter, and eventually he had portraits exhibited in the Royal Academy, the Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), and many other exhibitions, and among those who have sat for him were Bishop Diggle, of Carlisle, and Mr. Alfred Ollivant, the novelist. He was a member of the Lake Artists' Association.
          Mr. Smith's retirement heralded the formation of a committee to arrange for a presentation. There were 108 sub-scribers to the present, which took the form of a substantial cheque, a case of cutlery being handed to Mrs. Smith. The Rev. W. J. A. Burrow was the chairman and paid a great tribute to Mr. Smith's constant kindness and courtesy in all his duties at Drigg Station. Mr. Jas. Sharpe, on behalf of the farmers, Mr. W. Reed, for the residents of the village and the surounding district, Mr. McLelland, of St. Bees, and Mr. Porter, also made speeches in a similar strain, and made appreciative reference to his talent as a painter. Mr. Burns Lindow then made the presentation, and Mr. Smith responded on behalf of his wife and himself. "He's a jolly good fellow" was heartily sung, and there was no mistaking, throughout the meeting, the esteem with which the people of the district regard him.35,36
     John Henry Smith died on 16 November 1938 at Woodside, Drigg, Holmrook, Cumberland, England, at age 81.37
     John Henry Smith had his will proved on 20 January 1939 at Carlisle, England. Nellie Smith and Mary Smith, his daughters, served as administrators. The estate was valued at £ 386.38

Family

Dorothy Storey b. c 1859
Children

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1861Ulverston, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Henry Smith appears as John H. Smith, age 3, in the census of 1861 at Ulverston, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Smith as his son.21
1871Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Henry Smith appears as John H. Smith, age 13, in the census of 1871 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Smith as his son; Alexander Beatie, age 26, was enumerated as a lodger with this family. He was a police constable and was born in Scotland.3
188126 Paradise Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Henry Smith, age 23, appears in the census of 1881 in 26 Paradise Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, in the household of Thomas and Sarah Johnson and their son, Thomas. Seth was enumerated on this census as a boarder.4
1891Drigg, Cumberland, EnglandJohn Henry Smith, age 36, appears as head of household in the census of 1891 in Drigg, Cumberland, England, with Dorothy Storey, Annie Smith, Frank Smith, Nellie Smith and Bessie Smith.6
1901Drigg, Cumberland, EnglandJohn Henry Smith, age 43, appears as head of household in the census of 1901 in Drigg, Cumberland, England, with Dorothy Storey, Annie Smith, Frank Smith, Bessie Smith, Nellie Smith, Emily Smith, Jennie Smith and Mary Smith.7
1911Drigg Railway Station, Drigg Holmrook, Cumberland, EnglandJohn Henry Smith, age 53, appears as John Henry Smith, head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in Drigg Railway Station, Drigg Holmrook, Cumberland, England, with Dorothy Storey, Bessie Smith, Emily Smith, Jennie Smith and Mary Smith.8

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
186116 Neville Street, Ulverston, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Henry Smith resided in 1861 at 16 Neville Street, Ulverston, Lancashire, England, with his father, his aunt Ellen Smith, and his brother Seth.21
1871Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Henry Smith resided in 1871 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with his parents.3
February 1882Woodland Station, Parish of A. Broughton West, Woodland, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Henry Smith resided in February 1882 at Woodland Station, Parish of A. Broughton West, Woodland, Lancashire, England.5
1891Drigg Station, Drigg, EnglandHe and Dorothy Storey resided in 1891 at Drigg Station, Drigg, England, with their children: Annie, Frank, Nellie, and Bessie.6
1901Drigg Station, Drigg, EnglandJohn Henry Smith and Dorothy Storey resided in 1901 at Drigg Station, Drigg, England, and their children: Annie, Frank, Nellie, Bessie, Emily, Jennie, and Mary.7

Citations

  1. [S647] John Henry Smith, Birth Certificate (21 December 1857).
  2. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090, John H. Smith.
  3. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-in-Furness, England, GSU Roll 848078.
  4. [S477] 1881 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 1342024.
  5. [S646] Certificate, John Henry Smith and Dorothy Storey marriage of 1 February, 1882.
  6. [S479] 1891 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England, GSU Roll 6099430.
  7. [S478] 1901 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England.
  8. [S1089] 1911 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg Holmrook, England.
  9. [S647] John Henry Smith, Birth Certificate, shows father as John Smith (21 December 1857).
  10. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090, shows the son of John Smith as John H. Smith.
  11. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-in-Furness, England, GSU Roll 848078, shows the son of John Smith as John H. Smith.
  12. [S646] Certificate, John Henry Smith and Dorothy Storey marriage of 1 February, 1882, shows father as John Smith.
  13. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-in-Furness, England, GSU Roll 848078, shows his mother as Margaret Smith.
  14. [S647] John Henry Smith, Birth Certificate, shows mother as Margaret Smith, formerly Bromley (21 December 1857).
  15. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090, shows age 3 and birthplace as Ulverston.
  16. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-in-Furness, England, GSU Roll 848078, shows age 13 and birthplace as Ulverston.
  17. [S477] 1881 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 1342024, shows age 23 and birthplace as Ulverston, Lancashire.
  18. [S479] 1891 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England, GSU Roll 6099430, shows age 33.
  19. [S478] 1901 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England.
  20. [S1089] 1911 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg Holmrook, England, shows age 53 and birrthplace as Ulverston, Lancashire.
  21. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090.
  22. [S229] Certificate, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg marriage of 8 July 1878.
  23. [S997] Family Search Website, online www.pilot.familysearch.org, England Marriages, 1700-1900; Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg; Batch Number: M00516-5; Date Range: 1863-1905; Record Group: England VR; Film Number: 1471900.
  24. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598.
  25. [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 couple as being married for 22 years.
  26. [S209] Waterbury, Connecticut City Directory, Page 480; shows widow of Seth Smith.
  27. [S233] Hannah Mary Rigg Smith, Hannah Smith's Death Certificate, shows widow of Seth Smith.
  28. [S319] Seth Smith Tombstone, Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, Connecticut, Feb 25, 1857-Aug 17, 1909.
  29. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows widow of Seth Smith.
  30. [S1089] 1911 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg Holmrook, England, shows the couple married for 29 years.
  31. [S1089] 1911 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg Holmrook, England, shows that Dorothy had 10 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911.
  32. [S1117] Will of John Smith: Transcribed and sent via E-mail by Peter Bamford, Lytham, Lancashire, England (e-mail address) to Taryn L. Phelan 14 April 2010.
  33. [S1147] Will of Ellen Smith: WLA 1/62 Wills 1894-I-Y.
  34. [S1089] 1911 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg Holmrook, England, shows his occupation as a railway stationmaster at Drigg Railway Station.
  35. [S1265] The News, 1923, Page 17, The original newspaper is old and delicate. The top of the page showing the complete date is torn and only the year, 1923, is shown. The exact date of this article is unknown.
  36. [S614] Interview, Bernice Mahony Healey, 5 November 1994, Bernice said that her great uncle was a station master at Drigg Station 3for 50 years in England.
  37. [S1184] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar, 1858-1966 , John Henry Smith of Woodside, Drigg, Holmrook, Cumberland; shows death date as 16 November 1938.
  38. [S1184] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar, 1858-1966 , John Henry Smith of Woodside, Drigg, Holmrook, Cumberland; 20 Janaury 1939.
  39. [S479] 1891 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England, GSU Roll 6099430, shows the daughter of John H. Smith as Annie Smith.
  40. [S478] 1901 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England.
  41. [S1550] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, Richard Haycock and Annie Smith; 10 November 1915, Village of Mimico, York, Canada; shows the bride's father as John H. Smith.
  42. [S479] 1891 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England, GSU Roll 6099430, shows the son of John H. Smith as Frank Smith.
  43. [S478] 1901 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England.
  44. [S479] 1891 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England, GSU Roll 6099430, shows the daughter of John H. Smith as Nellie Smith.
  45. [S478] 1901 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England.
  46. [S479] 1891 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England, GSU Roll 6099430, shows the daughter of John H. Smith as Bessie Smith.
  47. [S478] 1901 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England.
  48. [S1089] 1911 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg Holmrook, England, shows the daughter of John Henry Smith as Bessie Smith.
  49. [S1089] 1911 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg Holmrook, England, shows the daughter of John Henry Smith as Emily Smith.
  50. [S478] 1901 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England.
  51. [S1089] 1911 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg Holmrook, England, shows the daughter of John Henry Smith as Jennie Smith.
  52. [S478] 1901 England Census, Cumberland County, Drigg, England.