Category Archives: Smith Family

Cousin Stanley Smith Killed in Tornado

Cousin Stanley Smith Killed in Tornado by Linda C Butler Told by Charlie Vance In 1963 near Spy Hill SK, Stanley Smith went to visit a neighbor and a tornado came, picked up the house and carried it into the … Continue reading

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Reminiscing – Excerpts of Letters from Ruth Richardson

Reminiscing – Excerpts of Letters from Ruth Richardson In a letters dated 6 Sep 1988, 22 Oct 1988, and 8 Dec 1989,  to Charlie Vance, Ruth says: I have been writing my life’s memories and that has taken a lot of time. … Continue reading

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The Haunted Farmhouse

The Haunted Farmhouse by Linda C Butler In the 1950s our family travelled to British Columbia on holidays and we stopped to visit Ruth Richardson, a distant cousin who lived in an isolated farmhouse.  Dad had driven all day and … Continue reading

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John Smith’s Family

Mary Vance, seated, and her sister Thomison Ronald I mentioned in an earlier post that John Smith was kidnapped by a press gang of the British navy when he was nine years old and forced to serve on a ship until … Continue reading

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The Smith Family Starts From Scratch

As I said in an earlier post, great-great-grandpa John was kidnapped by a press gang when he was nine and forced to serve on board one of His Majesty’s ships until he escaped at age 14. He jumped ship in … Continue reading

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