Person:Martha Smith (206)

m. 25 Feb 1819
  1. Thomas Smith1819 - Aft 1819
  2. Mary Jane SmithAbt 1820 -
  3. Elizabeth Smith1822 - Abt 1879
  4. Anna Smith1825 - 1874
  5. Thomas James Smith1830 - 1864
  6. Edward Smith1832 - 1904
  7. Martha H Smith1835 - 1919
  8. John Smith1837 -
  9. Robert H Smith1838 - 1907
  10. Sarah Hill Smith1841 - 1924
m. 24 Dec 1853
  1. Frances Elizabeth White1854 - 1904
  2. Susanna White1856 - 1935
  3. John White1858 - 1858
  4. George Patchett White1859 - 1928
  5. James Langdale White1862 - 1938
  6. Thomas Boothby White1864 - 1943
  7. Martha Ann Jane White1866 - 1949
  8. Edward Francis White1870 - 1930
  9. Robert Henry White1872 - 1953
  10. Alexander White1875 - 1876
  11. Myrtle White1878 - 1970
  12. Herbert Hill White1880 - 1943
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][17] Martha H Smith
Gender Female
Birth[14][6][9][11][13] 14 Jan 1835 Dearborn, Indiana, United States
Immigration[9] 1847 Collingwood, Grey, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 24 Dec 1853 Collingwood, Grey, Ontario, Canadato Thomas Boothby White
Other Sep 1881 According to E. Frank White's manuscript about his family, his mother Martha and father, Thomas B White travelled by boat across the Great Lakes from Collingwood, ON to Chicago, IL. They "were away some weeks visiting a lot of Mother's relatives around Winnebago, Rockford, and Independence, Illinois. They both enjoyed the trip very much and Mother must have gathered specimens of fossils every place she went, for she brought many home with her. They were there at the time of the funeral of President James A. Garfield and attended one of the funerals, many of which were held throught the country."
Note - President Garfield died Sept 19, 1881 after being shot on July 2 of that year.
with Thomas Boothby White
Census[9] 31 Mar 1901 Collingwood, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Death[1][14][6][15] 13 Jul 1919 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States901 Chateau Ave,
Burial[8][14][16][18] 16 Jul 1919 Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Grey, Ontario, CanadaMartha Smith wife of T.B. White headstone



There died at Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sunday morning, July 13, 1919 Mrs. Martha White, nee Smith, relict of the late Thomas B. White. With the exception two years, the past thirteen years have been spent at the home of her son Frank, within a few miles of her birthplace. Mrs. White was eighty-four years of age last January and passed away as her physician described it "like the falling of a leaf." She was the last of the older generation of a family that has had much to do with life in the Beaver Valley since the very early days of settlement. In 1844, William, Thomas B., Samuel White, their sister Eliza and her husband, Edward Atkins, sailed from Lincolnshire, England, and in the fall of 1847, moved in and settled on lots 18 and 19 Tenth Concession of Collingwood Township. After clearing seven acres and building a house and a barn, Thomas B. rented the farm to William Vamphlew, a brother-in-law, and worked at the carpentry. In 1854, he was married to Martha Smith, daughter of an early settler at Ravenna. (Mrs. White often recalled early times when the wild pigeons were their only meat supplies.) Two or three years later they moved to Collingwood town. Mr. White was active in school and municipal affairs and for one year he was a member of the town council. He was also active in the volunteer fire department and for some years was chairman of the School Board.

In February, 1870, the family, consisting of the father and mother, three girls and three boys, moved up to the farm, the south half of Lot 19, Tenth Concession. In going up the Tenth Line, when they came in sight of the old log schoolhouse, one of the boys cried when he was told that was the school he would have to attend. Mr. White told him to never mind, that he would see that they soon had a better school house. He at once interested himself in school affairs and was chair man of the Board of Trustees that within two years put up the present building at S. S. #5. He constantly interested himself in school affairs.
Of the family of twelve  children, the ten who grew up received their public school education at this school. It was there that Mr. White's life would come to an end suddenly while making a speech there in 1895. The schoolhouse may be  considered a monument to Thomas B. as the brick church is a monument to his brother William.
Mrs. White's life was of necessity devoted to her children and home. The family home "Arch Hill" was well known for it's beautiful flower garden and of late years her garden in Cincinnati had many flowers brought from the old home in Beaver Valley.

Nine children survive: Mrs. W. F. Johnston, Thornbury; George P. , Wallace, Idaho; James L. , Heathcote; Thomas B. , Parry Sound; Mrs. Clifford Sine, Gananoque; Edward F. and Herbert H. , Cincinnati, Ohio; Robert Henry, Frobisher, Saskatchewan; and Mrs. Al Moffat Frobisher, Saskatchewan.

Funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Johnston, by Rev. S. D. Jamieson. The four sons, James L. , Thomas B. , Herbert H. , and Edward F. , were all pallbearers. She was buried Wednesday, July 16, at the Union Cemetery, beside her late husband, in a grave strewn with wild ferns, flowers and cedar boughs, of which she was a great lover.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 White Family Tree (G Clare White)
    Page A-1 & A-2.

    Thomas Boothby (White) spouse Martha Smith, born 11-18-1824, married 12-24-1853, died 10-29-1895
    Martha White born in Dearborn, Indiana, USA. on January 14, 1835 who died on July 13, 1919

  2. T.B. White's Family Record (March 19, 1869) copied by Rick Moffat
    Page 1.

    Thomas Boothby White, B. Nov. 18, 1824, M. Martha Smith, Dec. 24, 1853. Marked to note that he came to Canada in 1844.

  3. E.F. White, Jr. Copy of Rhoda Johnston's Records
    Page 2.

    Martha Smith, born January 14, 1835, Dearborn, Indiana

  4. Family Tree of White Family copied by Myrtle (White) Moffat 1936
    Page 4.

    Martha Smith, born Jan. 14, 1835 in Dearborn, Indiana, USA.

  5. Photo of Gravestone & Obituary, in Barbara (White) Flett -- July 26, 2000.

    Martha Smith wife of T.B. White Died July 13, 1919 Aged 84 yrs 6 mos

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Compiler: Michael Peacock. V51t2403 Bridgeland.FTW. (World Family Tree Download of Volume 51, tree 2403, Dec 13, 2000)
    Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000.
  7. Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1881 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)
    Section B3, Page 67, Line 1, 4 Apr 1881.

    (White), Martha, F(emale), Age 46, Country of Birth US, Religion Ch Eng, Origin English, M(arried);

  8. 8.0 8.1 ref # 1191 - WHITE, in Ontario Genealogical Society. Bruce & Grey Branch; Ron Loughead; Jopie Loughead; and Owen Noble. Thornbury Clarksburg Union Cemetery. ([Owen Sound)
    Page 54.

    1191 - WHITE, T.B. WHITE, died Oct. 29, 1895 age 70 years, 11 m & 10d. Native of Ludborough, Lincolnshire, Eng. His wife Martha SMITH, died July 13, 1919, age 84 years, 6m.

  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Martha Smith household, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Library and Archives Canada)
    Page 14 Family 132, 31 Mar 1901.

    ON SIMCOE (North/Nord) (#114) Subdistrict: Collingwood (Town/Ville) B-5

    2 132 White Martha F Head W Jan 14 1835 66 US 1857 or 1847? English Canadian Methodist
    3 132 White Robt H M Son S Nov 10 1872 28 Ont English Canadian Methodist Engineer
    4 132 White Myrtle F Daughter S May 7 1878 22 Ont English Canadian Methodist

  10. Dr. Phil White FTW File.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Thomas B White household, in 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions. (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT84150-3400, 2001)
    Page 66 Family 330, 4 Apr 1881.

    Census Place: Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375897 NAC C-13261 Dist 155 SubDist B Div 3

    Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
    Thomas B. WHITE M M 56 English England Occ: Farmer Religion: Church of England
    Martha H. WHITE F M 46 English USA Religion: Church of England
    Susan WHITE F 23 English O <Ontario> Religion: Church of England
    James B. WHITE M 18 English O <Ontario> Occ: Farmer; Going To School Religion: Church of England
    Thomas B. WHITE M 16 English O <Ontario> Occ: Farmer; Going To School Religion: Church of England
    Ann M.J. WHITE F 14 English O <Ontario> Occ: Going To School Religion: Church of England
    Edward F. WHITE M 11 English O <Ontario> Occ: Going To School Religion: Church of England
    Robert H. WHITE M 8 English O <Ontario> Occ: Going To School Religion: Church of England
    Myrtle WHITE F 3 English O <Ontario> Religion: Church of England
    Herbert H. WHITE M <1 English O <Ontario> Religion: Church of England
    Born: Jul; 10/12

  12. Birth of daughter, in Ontario, Canada. Ontario Canada Births 1869-ongoing. (Toronto, Ontario: Archives of Ontario)

    Name: Myrtle Boothby White [document image does not show "Boothby"] This document shows Martha's middle initial which appears to be an H

    Name: Myrtle Boothby White
    Date of Birth: 7 May 1878
    Gender: Female
    Birth County: Grey
    Father's name: Thomas Boothby White
    Mother's name: Marsh H Smith [Marth(a) H Smith]
    Roll Number: MS929_32

  13. 13.0 13.1 Thomas B White household, in Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1891 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)
    15 Apr 1891.

    Name:Martha White
    Marital Status:Married
    Birth Year:abt 1835
    Birthplace:United States
    Relation to Head of House:Wife
    Religion:Church of England
    French Canadian:No
    Father's Birth Place:England
    Mother's Birth Place:England
    District Number:67
    District:Grey East
    Neighbors:View others on page
    Household Members:
    Thomas B White67
    Martha White56
    Marth A White24
    Edward F White21
    Robert M White18
    Myrtle White12
    Herbet H White10

  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 T B White's Family Record with annotations by Phyllis Sine
    Page 2.

    Died July 3, 1919 Cincinnati Ohio Buried in Thornbury Cem.

  15. White, Martha, in Ohio, United States. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2018. (Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2010).

    County Name: Hamilton, Date of Death: 7/13/1919, Volume Number: 3028, Certificate Number: 43411

    Father -- James Langdale, Mother -- Ellen, Doctor -- ? A Geohegan

  16. Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, in Find A Grave.
  17. White, E. Frank. White Family (Memoir) transcription. (1 Sep 1926).

    Mother of the author of this document.

    See the above MySource page for the full text of this memoir.

  18. Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, in Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project: Ontario.

    Martha Smith wife of T.B. White

    Photos courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White {2012}
    Indexed by Bonnie Lee Breadner

    Martha Smith
    Wife of
    T. B. White
    July 13, 1919
    84 Yrs 6 Mos