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Mr Smith [1???-1???]
Mr Smith [1???-1???]
Mr Smith [16??-17??]
Mr Smith [18??-18??]
A. Smith [18??-1???]
A. Smith [1885-1917]
Abraham Smith [1895-1917]
Ada Ann Georgiana Morley Smith [1852-1932]
Albert Smith [1884-1916]
Albert Smith [1890-1918]
Albert Smith [1895-1918]
Albert Smith [1921-1944]
Albert Edward Smith [18??-1???]
Alfred Smith [18??-1???]
Alfred Smith [18??-19??]
Alfred Smith [1900-1918]
Alfred Smith [1900-1945]
Allan Smith [1894-1917]
Allen Smith [1846-1920]
Amos Smith [1887-1917]
Arnold Smith [1897-1916]
Arthur Smith [1874-1920]
Arthur Smith [1882-1917]
Arthur Smith [1883-1918]
Arthur Smith [1893-1916]
Arthur Smith [1895-1918]
Arthur Smith [19??-1943]
Arthur Noel Smith [1878-19??]
Arthur Whittey Smith [1921-1940]
Asa Smith [1869-19??]
B. Smith [18??-18??]
B. G. Smith [18??-19??]
Rev B. R. L. Smith [19??-19??]
Barker Smith [18??-1???]
Ben Smith [1872-1937]
Benjamin Smith [1837-1922]
Benjamin Smith [1840-1???]
Benjamin Smith [1854-1???]
Benjamin Hepworth Smith [1861-1???]
Bernard Smith [1893-1918]
Bertha Florence Smith [1862-1943]
Bertie Edgerton Smith [1893-1917]
Catherine Smith [1728-1752]
Charles Smith [1799-18??]
Charles Smith [1831-1903]
Charles Smith [1838-1899]
Charles Smith [1839-1920]
Charles Smith [1840-1???]
Charles Smith [1864-1920]
Charles Smith [1879-1917]
Charles Smith [1898-1918]
Rev Charles George W. Smith [18??-18??]
Charles Hazelhurst Smith [1895-1918]
Charles Henry Smith [1895-1915]
Charles Pitchforth Smith [1833-1908]
Charles Vincent Smith [1872-19??]
Charley Smith [1867-19??]
Charlie Smith [1899-1918]
Rev Christine Smith [19??-]
Christine Irene Bampton Smith [19??-]
Christopher Smith [1???-17??]
Clarence Smith [1???-19??]
Clement Smith [1899-1918]
Clifford Minchin Smith [1885-1915]
D. Smith [18??-19??]
Rev Daniel Smith [18??-18??]
Daniel Smith [1892-1916]
David Smith [1745-1825]
David Smith [18??-18??]
Mrs David Smith [18??-18??]
David Smith [1819-1892]
David Smith [1830-19??]
David Smith [1846-1915]
David Smith [1851-1931]
David Smith [1858-1900]
David Baines Smith [1850-1???]
David Richard Smith [1846-1???]
Sir David Wadsworth Smith [1883-1948]
Det Sgt S. J. Smith [1???-19??]
Dorothy Smith [1???-17??]
Douglas Joseph David Smith [18??-19??]
Duncan Smith [1889-1918]
E. Smith [1888-1917]
Edgar Smith [1867-1956]
Edgar Smith [1887-1917]
Edgar Smith [1888-1918]
Edgar Smith [1923-1944]
Edward C. Smith [18??-191?]
Edward James Smith [1842-1???]
Edwin Smith [1848-1894]
Edwin Smith [1865-1???]
Edwin Smith [1881-1917]
Elijah Smith [1803-1864]
Elizabeth Smith [1727-1???]
Ely Smith [1796-1855]
Ephraim Smith [182?-1866]
Ephraim Smith [1894-1916]
Eric Smith [1919-1944]
Ernest Smith [1882-1917]
Ernest Smith [1889-1917]
Ernest Smith [1893-1917]
Ernest Smith [1894-1917]
Ernest Farrar Smith [1876-1944]
Ernest Hirst Smith [1898-1919]
Rev Ezekiel Harry Smith [1879-1934]
Father David Smith [19??-19??]
Foxey Smith [1783-1845]
Rev Francis Smith [18??-18??]
Frank Smith [1889-1916]
Frank Smith [1892-1921]
Frank Smith [1901-1995]
Fred Smith [1???-1???]
Fred Smith [18??-19??]
Fred Smith [18??-1905]
Fred Smith [18??-1916]
Fred Smith [1842-18??]
Fred Smith [1864-19??]
Fred Smith [1873-1???]
Fred Smith [1892-1918]
Fred Smith [1894-1918]
Fred Smith [1897-1917]
Fred Smith [1898-1915]
Fred Smith [1898-1917]
Fred Arthur Smith [1863-19??]
Rev Frederick Smith [1823-1874]
Frederick Smith [1824-1868]
Frederick Smith [1849-1914]
Frederick Smith [1864-1???]
Frederick Smith [1910-1943]
Frederick James Smith [1874-19??]
G. Smith [1???-19??]
G. Smith [18??-1???]
G. A. Smith [18??-1917]
G. F. Smith [18??-1???]
Geoffrey Smith [1925-1943]
George Smith [16??-1733]
George Smith [1843-1869]
George Smith [1934-]
George Alexander Smith [1884-1914]
George Barnett Smith [1841-1909]
George Cropper Smith [18??-18??]
George Henry Smith [1846-1931]
George Henry Smith [1855-19??]
George Howard Smith [1908-1993]
George Methuen Smith [1900-1980]
George Mullins Smith [1865-19??]
George Percival Smith [1877-1952]
Rev George Samuel Smith [18??-19??]
George Vincent Smith [1888-1917]
George William Smith [1859-1???]
Giles Smith [1854-19??]
H. Smith [18??-19??]
H. Smith [1886-1917]
H. Smith [1891-1918]
H. George Smith [18??-19??]
Harold Smith [1881-1929]
Harold Frederic Smith [18??-1966]
Harold Frederick Smith [1882-19??]
Harry Smith [1872-19??]
Harry Smith [1881-1917]
Harry Smith [1883-1917]
Harry Smith [1885-1918]
Harry Smith [1891-1918]
Harry Smith [1895-19??]
Harry Smith [1897-1916]
Harry Christopher Smith [1897-1917]
Harry Owen Smith [1878-1917]
Hartley Smith [1852-19??]
Henry Smith [18??-1???]
Henry Smith [1845-19??]
Henry Smith [1880-1940]
Henry Clifford Smith [1884-1969]
Herbert Smith [1881-1916]
Herbert Smith [1886-1917]
Herbert Smith [19??-19??]
Herbert Elliott Smith [1872-1940]
Herbert John Smith [1882-1917]
Horace Smith [1913-1925]
Horace Dawson Vincent Smith [1880-1917]
Horace Melville Smith [1839-1915]
Isaac Smith [17??-18??]
Rev Isaac Smith [1701-1741]
Isaac Smith [1860-19??]
Isaac Smith [1862-1935]
J. Smith [18??-18??]
J. Smith [18??-19??]
J. Smith [19??-19??]
Rev J. B. R. E. Smith [18??-19??]
J. W. Smith [18??-19??]
J. W. Smith [1895-1916]
Jack Smith [1897-1915]
Jack Smith [1897-1918]
James Smith [1706-1788]
James Smith [1793-18??]
James Smith [18??-1???]
James Smith [18??-1???]
James Smith [18??-1???]
James Smith [18??-1???]
James Smith [18??-18??]
James Smith [18??-18??]
James Smith [18??-18??]
James Smith [18??-18??]
James Smith [18??-19??]
James Smith [18??-19??]
James Smith [1805-1850]
James Smith [1834-1???]
James Smith [1845-1920]
James Smith [1860-19??]
James Smith [1863-1???]
James Smith [1864-19??]
James Smith [1864-1950]
James Smith [1866-19??]
James Smith [1890-1915]
Rev James Albert Smith [1866-19??]
James Daniel Smith [1885-1916]
James William Smith [1886-1918]
Jane Smith [1843-1868]
Jeremiah Smith [16??-1???]
Job Smith [1842-1922]
Joe Watson Smith [1895-1975]
Joe William Smith [1854-1???]
John Smith [1???-18??]
John Smith [1???-18??]
John Smith [16??-17??]
Rev John Smith [1646-1708]
John Smith [1685-1731]
John Smith [17??-18??]
John Smith [17??-18??]
John Smith [17??-18??]
John Smith [17??-1805]
Rev John Smith [1705-1768]
John Smith [18??-18??]
John Smith [18??-18??]
John Smith [18??-18??]
John Smith [18??-19??]
John Smith [18??-19??]
John Smith [1803-18??]
John Smith [1815-1???]
John Smith [1826-1895]
John Smith [1832-1881]
John Smith [1833-18??]
John Smith [1834-1905]
John Smith [1841-19??]
John Smith [1845-1???]
John Smith [1848-1927]
John Smith [1865-19??]
John Smith [1891-1916]
John Smith [1895-1916]
John Benjamin Smith [1865-1938]
John Edward Smith [18??-19??]
John H. Smith [18??-191?]
John R. Smith [18??-191?]
John Thomas Smith [18??-1918]
John Wilfred Smith [1919-1943]
John William Smith [1879-1918]
John William Smith [1895-1916]
John William Smith [1923-1947]
Rev Jonas Smith [18??-18??]
Jonas Smith [1854-1927]
Jonathan Smith [18??-1883]
Joseph Smith [17??-18??]
Joseph Smith [17??-18??]
Joseph Smith [17??-18??]
Joseph Smith [17??-18??]
Joseph Smith [18??-18??]
Joseph Smith [18??-19??]
Joseph Smith [18??-19??]
Joseph Smith [18??-19??]
Joseph Smith [1814-1887]
Joseph Smith [1826-1853]
Joseph Smith [1863-19??]
Joseph Smith [1864-19??]
Joseph Smith [1872-1925]
Joseph Smith [1894-1918]
Joseph Smith [1899-1916]
Joseph Smith [1911-1941]
Rev Joseph Arthur Smith [18??-19??]
Joseph Rideal Smith [1837-1915]
Joshua Smith [1522-1???]
Joshua Smith [16??-16??]
Joshua Smith [16??-16??]
Joshua Smith [1687-1750]
Joshua Smith [1833-1906]
Joshua Harold Smith [1891-1915]
Jubal Smith [1835-1920]
Kenneth Smith [1910-1940]
Leonard Smith [18??-191?]
Leonard Smith [1893-1918]
Leslie Ambrose Smith [1898-1917]
Lewis Smith [1852-1916]
Lewis Smith [1853-1932]
Lewis Smith [1890-1916]
Louis Smith [1876-19??]
Louis Smith [1898-1917]
Lucius Frederick Moses Bottomley Smith [1860-1934]
M. Smith [18??-191?]
Marcel Francis Conran Smith [18??-1915]
Rev Matthew Smith [1???-18??]
Rev Matthew Smith [1650-1736]
Matthew Smith [1819-1880]
Sir Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith [1879-1959]
Michael Holroyd Smith [1847-1932]
Mrs Nancy Smith [1765-1860]
Naomi Gwladys Royde Smith [1875-1???]
Newton Smith [18??-1904]
Norman Smith [18??-191?]
Percy Smith [18??-19??]
Peter Allen Smith [1914-1975]
Raby Smith [18??-1918]
Randolph Smith [1866-1913]
Richard Smith [17??-1763]
Richard Smith [17??-1795]
Richard Smith [18??-18??]
Richard Smith [18??-19??]
Dr Richard Thomas Smith [1???-1???]
Rev Robert Smith [1749-1822]
Robert Smith [18??-19??]
Rev Robert Smith [1815-1897]
Robert Smith [1851-1907]
Robert Smith [1856-1905]
Robert Smith [19??-19??]
Robert Harrington Smith [18??-1???]
Robert Henry Smith [1885-1915]
Robert Philip Smith [1915-1942]
Rodney Smith [18??-19??]
Royal Lister Smith [1876-19??]
Sam Smith [1???-18??]
Sammy Smith [1735-1777]
Samuel Smith [17??-18??]
Samuel Smith [18??-18??]
Samuel Smith [18??-19??]
Samuel Smith [18??-19??]
Samuel Smith [18??-19??]
Samuel Smith [1804-1873]
Samuel Smith [1807-18??]
Samuel Smith [1861-19??]
Samuel Smith [1872-1945]
Samuel Smith [1878-19??]
Samuel Smith [1882-1917]
Samuel Smith [1892-1915]
Samuel Milne Smith [1837-1910]
Sarah Smith [1846-1856]
Sidney Smith [1907-1944]
Sidney Fisher Smith [1891-19??]
Rev Sidney Marshall Smith [1869-1930]
Solomon Smith [1811-1889]
Solomon Charles Smith [1842-1903]
Stafford Stocks Smith [1883-1917]
Stanley Smith [1893-1917]
Stanley Smith [1897-19??]
Mrs Susan Smith [1816-19??]
Susannah Smith [1807-1897]
Sutcliffe Smith [1867-1943]
T. Taylor Smith [18??-19??]
Thomas Smith [17??-18??]
Thomas Smith [17??-18??]
Thomas Smith [1763-1854]
Thomas Smith [1791-1813]
Thomas Smith [18??-18??]
Rev Thomas Smith [18??-19??]
Thomas Smith [18??-19??]
Thomas Smith [1815-1???]
Thomas Smith [1857-19??]
Thomas Smith [1861-19??]
Thomas Smith [1870-19??]
Thomas Smith [1875-1916]
Thomas A. Smith [1???-194?]
Thomas. A. Smith [18??-19??]
Thomas Ellis Smith [17??-18??]
Thomas Frederick Smith [18??-1888]
Rev Thomas Hirst Smith [18??-18??]
Uriah Smith [18??-19??]
Vincent Smith [18??-1???]
W. Smith [18??-18??]
Walter Smith [18??-18??]
Walter Smith [18??-19??]
Walter Smith [1917-1942]
Walter Bennett Smith [1886-1918]
Walter Charles F. Smith [1851-1???]
Whitehead Smith [1808-1848]
Wilfred Smith [1888-1918]
Wilfred Smith [1889-1917]
Wilfrid Smith [18??-19??]
Wilfrid Smith [1901-1981]
Rev William Smith [1???-1631]
William Smith [1???-18??]
William Smith [1???-18??]
William Smith [17??-18??]
William Smith [17??-18??]
William Smith [1794-18??]
William Smith [18??-1???]
William Smith [18??-18??]
William Smith [18??-18??]
William Smith [18??-19??]
Rev William Smith [1816-1855]
William Smith [1820-1862]
William Smith [1821-1873]
William Smith [1822-1???]
William Smith [1825-1900]
William Smith [1836-1???]
William Smith [1839-1922]
William Smith [184?-1906]
William Smith [1843-1880]
William Smith [1846-1???]
William Smith [1848-1???]
William Smith [1865-1???]
William Smith [1866-1897]
William Smith [1873-19??]
William Smith [1881-1915]
William Smith [1893-1915]
William Baines Smith [1888-1915]
William Fielding Smith [1895-1917]
William Frank Smith [1895-1918]
William Henry Smith [18??-19??]
William Henry Smith [18??-19??]
William Henry Smith [18??-1918]
William Henry Smith [1831-1896]
William Henry Smith [1844-1900]
William Henry Smith [1896-1917]
William Henry Smith [1898-1917]
Willie Smith [1881-1915]
Willie Smith [1890-1915]
Willie Smith [1897-1917]
Zephaniah Smith [1796-1878] 


Smith, Mr
[1???-1???] He lived at Royds Hall, Low Moor. Bought Judy Woods from Amos Kellet

Smith, Mr
[1???-1???]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Percy

In his diaries, William Henry Stott records that Mrs Smith had an affair with

an amorous butcher from Cross Hills, Greetland

and Mr Smith took the butcher to court. With the proceeds, Smith commissioned the best architect in Halifax – J. F. Walsh – to build him a new house and shop at 6 Stainland Road, West Vale.

Stott also records that the local lads in Greetland burned an effigy of the butcher

Smith, Mr
[16??-17??] He married Mary Guest.

Children:

  1. Joshua

Smith, Mr
[18??-18??] He married Annie Elizabeth [1871-19??].


Annie Elizabeth was born in Crowle, Lincolnshire.

She was widowed by 1901.

She was a laundress [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Thomas William [b 1895] who was a cotton piecer [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1898] who was a woollen spinner [1911]
  4. Sarah Ellen [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 27 Moxon Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 3 Penuel Place, Siddal, Halifax [1911, 1915]

Living with them in 1911 were boarders Albert Kershaw [aged 43] (blacksmith striker) and his son Jack [aged 2]

Smith, A.
[18??-1???] Partner in G. & A. Smith

Smith, A.
[1885-1917] Born at Todmorden

He married Alice Louisa.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 75th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He died 9th April 1917 (aged 32).

He was buried at Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, France [B 25].

Alice Louisa married Mr Gould.

They lived at 112 Dibble Road, Smethwick, Staffs, England.

Smith, Abraham
[1895-1917] Son of Joseph Smith.

Born in Halifax [12th August 1895].

He was educated at Siddal Council School and Halifax Tech / a member of All Saints' Church, Dudwell, School & Young Men's Class / an officer in the Siddal Branch of the Sons of Temperance / a cotton twiner piecer [1911] / employed by John Crabtree & Sons at Salterhebble Mill.

During World War I, he enlisted [8th December 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd RM Bn. RN Div. Royal Marine Light Infantry.

He served in Ireland [1916]. He went to France [September 1916].

He died in Rouen Hospital of gunshot wounds [6th March 1917] (aged 21).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [O VII I 4].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Smith, Ada Ann Georgiana Morley
[1852-1932] Of Walcot Lodge, Putney, London.

In 1927, she was 75 years old when she married 83-year-old Giulio Marchetti.

She died at Walcot Lodge [17th October 1932].

In her will, she left £500 for the founding of The Marchetti Bed at the Scottish Episcopal Church Orphanage, Aberlour.

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £38,378

Smith, Albert
[1884-1916] Born in Skircoat Green, Halifax.

He was a regular soldier [for 13 years].

In [Q3] 1915, he married Nellie Maude Whele in Southampton.

They lived at 40 Foundry Lane, Freemantle, Southampton.

During World War I, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the destroyer HMS Turbulent.

He was killed 1st June 1916 (aged 32)  when his ship was shelled and sank in the Battle of Jutland with the loss of 90 of her crew of 102.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [17], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Nellie Maude married Martin S. Oliver in Southampton

Smith, Albert
[1890-1918] Son of Ben Smith.

Born in Elland.

He was a hairdresser with Mr Barraclough in West End, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

In [Q3] 1908, he married Annie Whatmough in Halifax.


Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1909]
  2. Leslie [b 1912]
  3. Nellie [b 1913]

The family lived at

  • 16 Edward Street, King Cross, Halifax [1911]
  • 26 Holt Street, King Cross, Halifax

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and he served as a Private / stretcher-bearer with the 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.

He was twice wounded: June 1917 & November 1917.

He died 9th January 1918 (aged 28).

His brother Charles also died in the War, and brother Arthur was a Lance Corporal with the Canadian Regiment

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [II K 1], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross, and on Elland War Memorial

Smith, Albert
[1895-1918] Son of Alfred Smith of 33 Milner Royal, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 22nd March 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, France [I G 6]

Smith, Albert
[1921-1944] Son of Joe Watson Smith.

Born in Queensbury.

He lived at 18 Low Fold, Queensbury.

During World War II, he served as a Flying Officer with 115 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 19th April 1944.

He was buried at Queensbury Cemetery [A 20]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £347 12/9d.

Administration was granted to his father

Smith, Albert Edward
[18??-1???] Son of John Smith.

In [Q1] 1894, he married Mary Emma Crossley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Henry

Son William Henry was adopted by Albert Edward's cousin, William Smith.

The family lived at

  • 120 New Hey Road, Rastrick [1901]
  • Ridge House, Rastrick

Smith, Alfred
[18??-1???] Adelphi, London.

Partner in Smith & Parnell, architects of Manor Heath.

Smith also designed the Army & Navy Club in Pall Mall, London

Smith, Alfred
[18??-19??] Of Watson Terrace, Sowerby Bridge.

He was injured – several scalp wounds – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Smith, Alfred
[1900-1918] Son of Agnes & Fred Smith of 10 Rosemary Terrace, Siddal.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 20th July 1918 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Smith, Alfred
[1900-1945] Son of Harriet & George Ellis Smith of Halifax.

He married Mary Ann.

They lived at Ovenden.

During World War II, he served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He was buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [18 1012]

He died 30th January 1945 (aged 45).

Smith, Allan
[1894-1917] Son of James Smith.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of Elland Liberal Club / an oiler in worsted mill [1911] / employed by Norman Shaw & Company.

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1915], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at a Casualty Clearing Station in France, after 9 days' illness from typhoid fever [1st October 1917].

He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [VI F 20].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Upper Edge Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Smith, Allen
[1846-1920] Son of Joseph Smith.

Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen manufacturer and partner in Joseph Smith & Sons

He married Annie Maud Andrews [1855-1922] at St Peter's, Birstall [30th July 1878].


Annie Maud was born in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
 

Children:

  1. Minnie [b 1879]
  2. Lily [b 1881]
  3. Maggie [b 1885]
  4. Maud [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • North Dean House, Stainland Road, West Vale [1881, 1891, 1901]
  • Southport [1911]
Allen & Annie Maud retired to Southport where they both died.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,910 4/9d

Smith, Amos
[1887-1917]

He married Margaret.

They lived at 19 Fleet Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 74th Battalion Training Reserve.

He died 17th March 1917 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Surrey

Smith, Arnold
[1897-1916] Son of Miranda (née Beaumont) [1873-1950] & Frank Smith [1867-1950], engineer, of 6 Woodhouse Lane, Brighouse [1911].

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in France [29th September 1916].

He was buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France [IX H 24].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Rosemount Iron Works, Elland

Smith, Arthur
[1874-1920] Son of James Smith.

Born in Triangle.

He was a carrier of Industrial Buildings, Sowerby [1899] / a carrier [1901] / a carter [1911].

In 1899, he married Julia Callighan [1875-1956] at Halifax Parish Church.


Julia, of Chapel Street, Warley, was born in Walsden, the daughter of Tom Callighan
 

Children:

  1. George Methuen
  2. King [b 1903]
  3. Walter [b 1905]
  4. Hilde [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • Belmont, Sowerby [1901]
  • 14 Belmont Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Arthur died 18th June 1920.

Julia died March 1956

Smith, Arthur
[1882-1917] His mother lived at 14 Plymouth Grove, Pellon Lane.

He was a member of Northgate End Chapel, Halifax.

He emigrated to New Zealand [about 1911].

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with 1st Field Engineers Company New Zealand Engineers.

He served in Egypt & in France.

He was killed by shellfire whilst roadmaking [18th June 1917] (aged 35).

He was buried at Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut [VI B 6].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance. His brother was in Southampton Hospital, suffering from gunshot wounds to the head

Smith, Arthur
[1883-1918] Son of Jonas Smith.

He lived at 5 Seedhill Terrace, Mixenden.

He was a member of Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden / a stone quarry delver [1901].

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1916], and served as a Private with the 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was wounded 3 times.

He was killed in action [26th September 1918] (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [3], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Bradshaw War Memorial.

His brother Ephraim also died in the War

Smith, Arthur
[1893-1916] Son of Joseph Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He worked at Fletcher's Dye Works, Raglan Street.

In 1911, he was a Stoker 2nd Class in the Royal Navy, at Keynham, Devonport, Devon.

During World War I, he served as a Stoker with the Royal Navy.

He was killed 31st May 1916 (aged 23)  when HMS Warrior was damaged and sank [1st June 1916] at the Battle of Jutland.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [15],

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Lewis and brother-in-law William Henry Braithwaite also died in the War.

His mother Harriet died later that year [Q4 1916]

Smith, Arthur
[1895-1918] Son of Alfred Smith of 33 Milner Royd, Luddendenfoot.

Born in Grimsby.

He was a member of Luddendenfoot United Methodist Free Chapel / a warehouseman at Fairlea Mills, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Cycle Corps [November 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 22nd March 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, France [I G 6].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Smith, Arthur
[19??-1943]

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.

He died 21st September 1943.

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at St Peter's Church, Walsden [Section 2 86]

Smith, Arthur Noel
[1878-19??] Son of Frederick Smith.

He was a clerk to a wire manufacturer [1901] / a wire manufacturer [1911] / Director of Frederick Smith & Company / chairman of the Liverpool Electric Cable Company Limited.

He lived at 24 Queen Anne's Gate, London

Smith, Arthur Whittey
[1921-1940] Of 31 Ovenden Avenue, Lee Mount.

He was educated at St Joseph's Catholic School, Claremount / employed by Parkinson & Spencer at Ambler Thorn.

During World War II, he enlisted [1939], and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [9th June 1940] (aged 19).

He was buried at Venables Communal Cemetery, France [5].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Asa
[1869-19??] Born in Greetland.

He was a furniture dealer [1911].

In [Q4] 1889, he married Rose Hannah Dewhirst [1866-19??] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1892] who was a student [1911]
  2. Leonard James Dewhirst [b 1894] who was a part-time student / railway worker [1911]
  3. Rose Marguerite [b 1899]

The family lived at 107 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911].

Living with them in 1911 was widowed aunt Susey Dent [aged 68] (born in Heptonstall) 

Smith, B.
[18??-18??] Foreman tailor at Halifax.

In July 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Smith, B. G.
[18??-19??] Around 1867, he established business as a brass and iron founder and hydraulic engineer.

In 1880, the business moved to Stannary Works, Halifax.

The firm won many prizes with their products which included


Smith's Cast Lead Traps
Smith's Lead Closet-Flushing Cisterns
Smith's Valve Closets
Smith's Patent Telescopic Hydraulic Hoist

The firm's telegraphic address was Stannary, Halifax

Smith, Rev B. R. L.
[19??-19??] Vicar at Barkisland [1944]. In 1944, he moved to Sussex

Smith, Barker
[18??-1???] In June 1875, he and Hannah Horsfall were remanded at Todmorden Court House, charged with stealing 2 pieces of cotton shirting from the shop of James Gaukroger, Pavement and 2 boxes of scents from Messrs Newton & Brook's shop, next door.

They were committed for trial at Salford Quarter Sessions, where Horsfall was sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment with hard labour, and Smith was sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour 

Smith, Ben
[1872-1937] Born in Kirkburton.

He was landlord of the Shepherd's Rest, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

He married Jane Ellen, widow of Friend Foster.

Children:

  1. Annie [1901-1957]

Living with them in 1911 at the Shepherd's Rest was cellar man Edgar Marshall [aged 41].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland with Jane Ellen's first husband Friend Foster

Smith, Benjamin
[1837-1922] Son of Joseph Smith.

He was a woollen piecener [1851] / a woollen slubber [1861] / a partner in Joseph Smith & Sons

Smith, Benjamin
[1840-1???] Born in Bingley.

He was a corn miller [1871].

He married Caroline from Bingley.

The family lived at 17 Dyson Street, Brighouse [1871]

Smith, Benjamin
[1854-1???] Born in Longwood / Fixby.

He was a brick maker [1881, 1891, 1901] / an iron foundry labourer [1911].

Around 1872, he married Emma [1854-1???].

Children:

  1. Sarah Ellen [b 1872] who was a cotton twiner piecer [1891], a cotton winder [1911]
  2. Eliza A [b 1875] who was a cotton reeler [1891]
  3. Arthur [b 1877] who was a cotton spinner piecer [1891], a Lance Corporal with the Canadian Regiment [World War I]
  4. Charles
  5. Albert

The family lived at

  • 31 Richmond Terrace, Elland [1881]
  • 39 Quebec Street, Elland [1891]
  • 13 Quebec Street, Elland [1901, 1911]
  • 71 Quebec Street, Elland

Living with them [in 1891] was widowed mother / mother-in-law Hannah Firth [b 1828].

Sons Charles & Albert died in World War I

Smith, Benjamin Hepworth
[1861-1???] Born in Cooper Bridge.

He was a (clerk) [1881] / publican at the Station Hotel, Holywell Green [1894]

Smith, Bernard
[1893-1918] Son of Thomas Smith.

He was a labourer cotton mill [1911] / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [8/1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Iwuy Ridge [11th October 1918] (aged 25).

He was buried at Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis, France [I G 1/10].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Smith, Bertha Florence
[1862-1943] Third daughter of Matthew Smith.

Born in Birmingham.

She married Sir Frederick Whitley Thomson becoming Lady Whitley-Thomson.

She survived her husband and died in Harrogate

Smith, Bertie Edgerton
[1893-1917] Son of Mary Jane & Samuel Smith of Ovenden.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a taxi driver.

He lived at 2 Providence Row, Ovenden.

During World War I, he enlisted [1916], and served as a Corporal with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [13th October 1917] (aged 24).

He was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [X F 17].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Catherine
[1728-1752] Daughter of Smith John.

She and her sister, Elizabeth, inherited Scout Halls.

She died unmarried

Smith, Charles
[1799-18??] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1841] / a woollen manufacturer firm of two employing 11 men, 6 women, 4 boys & 3 girls [1851] / a woollen manufacturer at West Vale employing 11 men, 6 boys & 3 females [1861] / a retired manufacturer [1871].

On 18th June 1836, he married widow Rebecca Walker [1797-1887] from Stainland, at Halifax Parish Church.

They lived at

  • Victoria Place, Elland [1851]
  • Brow Bridge, Elland [1871]

Living with them at West Vale (next door to the Shears Inn) in 1871 were John Lumb and his wife Rebecca J. Lumb who was described as Charles's granddaughter

He died 31st July 1871.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000. His will was proved by his executors: George Bateman of Greetland (schoolmaster) and Thomas Smithies of West Vale (waste dealer) 

Smith, Charles
[1831-1903] Son of Ely Smith.

He was a farmer [1851] / a coal & lime dealer [1861] / a coal merchant [1901].

He married Mary [1839-19??] from Norland.

Children:

  1. Eliza A [b 1869]
  2. Amy E [b 1881]

He lived at Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1901].

Living with them in 1901 was grandson Charles Waite [b 1898].

He died at Ryburn Buldings [3rd February 1903].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £4,898 16/-. Probate was granted to his brother John, William Henry Waite (oil merchant) and John William Pilling

Smith, Charles
[1838-1899] Landlord of the Rock, Elland.

He hanged himself [1899]

Smith, Charles
[1839-1920]

He married Annie [1848-1893].


Annie was born in Gomersal
 

Children:

  1. Frederick
  2. Arthur
  3. Ada
  4. Charles
  5. Harry
  6. Lydia

The family lived at Rastrick Common

Smith, Charles
[1840-1???] Carter at Halifax.

He lived at Shay Farm, Oxford Road, Halifax [1881]

Smith, Charles
[1864-1920] Born in Hartshead.

He was a stone mason [1911].

On 28th January 1895, he married Christiana Bedford [1864-1926] at All Saints, Silkstone.


Christiana was born in Upper Edge, Elland [1918]
 

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Arthur [b 1897] who was a woollen doffer [1911]

The family lived at

  • 20 Dewsbury Road, Elland [1911]
  • 1 Aspinall's Fold, Upper Edge, Elland [1918]

Smith, Charles
[1879-1917] Son of Benjamin Smith.

Born in Elland.

He was a member of Zion Primitive Methodist Church, Elland / a brick carrier [1891] / a butler to Mr Vergoe Buckland, 12 Ladbroke Square, London.

He married Elizabeth Olive.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 1 Barnsdale Road, Maida Hill, London [1917].

In November 1896, Charles (aged 18) enlisted in the West Riding Regiment at Halifax.

He was in Malta [September 1897 to September 1898], having been appointed Lance Corporal [March 1898], and reverted to Private [February 1899].

He fought in the South African Campaign [1900-1902], being in South Africa [December 1899 to October 1902]. He was awarded the King's Medal with South Africa clasps [1901-1902], and the Queen's Medal with clasps for Paardeburg, Driefontien, Transvaal and the Relief of Kimberley, having been appointed Lance Corporal [September 1902], and reverted to Private [March 1903].

He also won the Victoria medal and King Edward medal.

He transferred to the reserves [November 1903].

He was discharged at the end of his term of service [November 1908], having served for 12 years, though only 7 years counted toward his pension, he forfeited 5 years.

During World War I, he enlisted at Fulham, London [14th September 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was hit on the side of the head by a shrapnel bullet, in France, and died instantaneously [8th June 1917] (aged 38).

He was buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Belgium [D 5].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on the Roll of Honour at Zion Primitive Methodist Memorial, Elland

His brother Albert also died in the War, and brother Arthur was a Lance Corporal with the Canadian Regiment

Smith, Charles
[1898-1918] Or Charlie.

Son of Julieta & John Smith of 45 Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

He was killed in action [26th May 1918] (aged 20).

He was buried at Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension, France [II A 2].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Rev Charles George W.
[18??-18??]

He married Mary [18??-18??].

Children:

  1. Emily Anne Smith [1830-1896] who married John Bailey Holroyde
  2. Horace Melville

Smith, Charles Hazelhurst
[1895-1918] Son of Louise Esther & Charles Smith of Todmorden.

In [Q4] 1915, he married Maud Furminger [1892-19??] in Todmorden.


Maud was born in Todmorden
 

They lived at 17 School Street, Shade.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He died 24th September 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [IV B 25].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Charles Henry
[1895-1915] He lived at 9 Unity Terrace, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He died 25th September 1915 (aged 20).

He was buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France [H21]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

He had a sister, Annie Isabel Smith, living at School House, Ingram Road, Holbeck, Leeds

Smith, Charles Pitchforth
[1833-1908] Born in Elland.

He was a boiler maker [1854].

On 28th August 1854, he married Sarah Ann Pitchforth in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of
John Pitchforth
 

Children:

  1. Edmund Avery [1857-1921]
  2. Frederick [1861-1939]
  3. Hannah Mary [b 1883]
  4. Joe Henry [b 1865]
  5. Charles Pitchforth [1867-1898]
  6. James [b 1870]
  7. Abraham Pitchforth [1873-1906]

The family moved from Elland to Liverpool between 1871 and 1873

Smith, Charles Vincent
[1872-19??] Son of Dr Solomon Charles Smith.

On 11th June 1904, he married Clara Elizabeth Giddy at Feltham.

Children:

  1. John Garnett [b 1905]
  2. Muriel Vincent

Smith, Charley
[1867-19??] Born in Clayton Heights, Bradford.

He was a stone dresser [1901] / a wall-stone dresser at stone quarry [1911].

In [Q1] 1893, he married Emily Watson [1866-19??] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Stanley
  2. Amy [b 1903]
  3. Lewis [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • Gaythorne Terrace, Hipperholme [1901]
  • 3 Baxter Lane, Northowram [1911]
  • Tennyson Place, Hipperholme [1917]

Smith, Charlie
[1899-1918] He lived at Rastrick Common.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 9th November 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, France [VII A 18].

He is remembered on Rastrick War Memorial

Smith, Rev Christine
[19??-] She was Curate at All Saints' Church, Dudwell Lane, Halifax [2000], Vicar of St Mark's Parish Church, Siddal [2001], and Vicar of Todmorden Parish Church [2007]

Smith, Christine Irene Bampton
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [2002-2003]

Smith, Christopher
[1???-17??] Halifax merchant.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Jane [17??-1769] who married John Swire

Smith, Clarence
[1???-19??] Established Clarence Smith Limited.

He built houses at Park Terrace, Stump Cross [1928]

Smith, Clement
[1899-1918] Son of Fanny & Edwin Smith of 25 High Street, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 20th July 1918 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France

Smith, Clifford Minchin
[1885-1915] Son of James Smith of 13 Albert Street, Elland.

Born in Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire.

He was employed by Joseph Smithies & Son Limited at Albert Mills, Elland, before emigrating to Canada.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 13th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He died 24th April 1915.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [24-26-28-30], on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland.

A letter was found on his body and sent to Elland by a German lady

Smith, D.
[18??-19??] Photographic artist at Sowerby Bridge

Smith, Rev Daniel
[18??-18??] LlB.

Born in Colne.

He served at Great Horton Episcopal Chapel before becoming the first curate-in-charge at St John The Evangelist [1859-1867] and Master of Clifton Free School [1861-1867]

Smith, Daniel
[1892-1916] Son of Giles Smith

He was an apprentice butcher [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [3rd August 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Akroydon Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Smith, David
[1745-1825] The family tomb at St Peter's Church, Sowerby records that

... he was distinguished for his knowledge and love of music: the practice of which it was his chief pleasure to promote. In his youth, he was well known as a vocal performer of some eminence and was upwards of 70 years a regular singer at St Peter's, Sowerby

He married Sarah [1747-1804].

Children:

  1. James [1768-1817]
  2. Elizabeth [1768] who died at the age of 8 weeks
  3. Joshua [1776-1798]
  4. David [1779-1825] who died in London on the same day and at the same hour as his father, and was buried in St Pancras Churchyard
  5. Sarah [1782-1783] who died at the age of 10 months

The chest tomb for members of the family is a scheduled monument and stands in the churchyard at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Smith, David
[18??-18??] Worsted manufacturer at Godley Bridge Mill, Shibden [1861]

Smith, Mrs David
[18??-18??] Of Mytholmroyd.

In July 1830, she had a stillborn daughter. Two weeks later, she gave birth to a boy who survived

Smith, David
[1819-1892] Son of John Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a pattern dyer [1851], a dyer and published a manual on the art of pattern-dyeing [1849], a wool merchant [1881, 1891, 1892], a Baptist minister [1881], a member of Halifax Town Council [1865-1872, 1876-1879, 1881-1889], and an Alderman

He established David Smith & Company Limited [1867]. By 1890, he had retired from an active rôle in the business.

Around 1850, he built a warehouse at Siddal and invited Joseph Brearley to carry on his handloom weaving and Sunday School teaching in the warehouse.

He became a Baptist preacher. He was the founder of Zion Strict Baptist Church, Siddal.

He published an autobiography entitled Abounding Grace [1891].

In [Q3] 1841, he married (1) Harriet Hebblethwaite in Halifax District

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1843]
  2. Mary [b 1847]
  3. John [b 1847] who was a wool merchant [1892]
  4. Edward [1848-1864] who attended Slater Bank School [1861]
  5. Thomas [b 1850] who attended Slater Bank School [1861] and was a chemical manufacturer [1892]
  6. David [1856-1935] who attended Slater Bank School [1871]
  7. Grace [1858] who died aged 13 days
  8. Isaac [b 1859] who attended Slater Bank School [1871] and was a wool merchant [1881]

The family lived at Siddal Hall [1858].

Harriet died 10th October 1867 (aged 47).

In [Q4] 1877, he married (2)  either Susannah Mansley or Susannah Redman [1810-1881] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Siddal
 

Susannah died 29th December 1881 (aged 71).

In [Q2] 1882, he married (3) Martha Sarah in Halifax District.


Martha Sarah was the daughter of William Wheelhouse and widow of Hague Moss
 

David died 2nd January 1892 (aged 72).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £10,087 16/10d. Probate was granted to sons John and Thomas

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3273]. next to his brother Joseph.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1892

Smith, David
[1830-19??] Born in Warley.

He was a retired wool washer [1901].

He married Sarah [1828-19??].


Sarah was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1864] who married George Marshall

The family lived at 16 Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] were daughter Martha & family

Smith, David
[1846-1915] Born 16th April 1846.

He was employed in a cotton mill (as a young boy) / a passenger guard with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (until he retired in 1872).

He and his brother-in-law John Culpan inherited the blanket-making business of their father-in-law Thomas RatcliffeThomas Ratcliffe & Company Limited.

He married Ellen Ratcliffe.


Ellen was the daughter of Thomas Ratcliffe
 

Children:

  1. A. J.
  2. Ernest
  3. Gilbert
  4. Thomas
  5. Walter
  6. George
  7. Mary
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child

The family lived at Bankfield House, Mytholmroyd.

He died of heart failure at Bankfield House, Mytholmroyd [26th September 1915] (aged 69).

He was buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd [29th September 1915]

Smith, David
[1851-1931] Born in Ovenden.

He was a paper maker's labourer [1911].

On 5th October 1872, he married Emma Jane Crowther [1851-1914] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma Jane was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. Abraham [b 1873] who was a stone dresser [1900]
  4. Herbert [b 1886] who was a paper cutter man (paper mill) [1911]
  5. Ernest
  6. Stanley
  7. Clara [b 1891]

The family lived at

  • 100 Unity Terrace, Ripponden [1911]
  • North View, Barkisland

Sons Ernest & Stanley died in World War I

Smith, David
[1858-1900] Born in Halifax.

He was a weaver of Northowram [1877] / a wool weaver in mill [1881] / a carpet planner & cleaner [1891].

In 1877, he married Sarah Mosey [1857-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Charles Mosey, lamplighter
 

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1878] who was an errand boy [1891], a carpet planner [1901]
  2. Charles F [b 1880] who was a half-time errand boy [1891], a carpet planner [1901]
  3. Ernest
  4. Florence [b 1884] who was a carpet sewer [1901]
  5. Eva [b 1885] who was a carpet sewer [1901], a restaurant cook [1911]
  6. Walter [b 1887] who was a draughtsman [1901]
  7. Gertrude [b 1890] who married Arnold Thompson
  8. Frank [b 1892] who worked in a brass warehouse [1911]

The family lived at

  • 8 Back Great Albion Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 12 Winn Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 4 Square, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Melville Place, Halifax [1911]

David died in 1900.

h died.

Living with them [in 1911] was grandson Ernest Smith [b 1909]

Smith, David Baines
[1850-1???] Born in Bingley.

He was a stone quarryman [1891] / a driver.

He married Phyllis [1853-1905].


Phyllis was born in Broughton, Cumberland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas (Hodgson) [b 1878] who was a worsted mill hand [1891], a clay miner [1901]
  2. Deborah A. (Casson) [b 1882]
  3. James Daniel
  4. Sarah M. (Smith) [b 1886] who married Frank Wood
  5. William Baines

The family lived at

  • Throstle Nest, Hipperholme [1891]
  • 44 Thomas Street, Halifax [1901]

David died between 1891 & 1901.

Phyllis died in 1905 (aged 54).

Sons James Daniel & William Baines died in World War I

Smith, David Richard
[1846-1???] Son of David Smith, comber.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner of Northowram [1871] / a dyer's labourer [1881, 1891] / a railway goods porter [1901] / a goods porter (L & Y Railway) [1911].

In [Q4] 1871, he married Alice Maule [1851-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Alice, of Halifax, was born in Leeds, the daughter of Andrew Maule, watchmaker
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1879] who was a railway goods clerk [1901]
  2. Walter [b 1884] who was a joiner [1901, 1911]
  3. Herbert
  4. Elsie [b 1892] who was a weaver [1911]

The family lived at

  • 12 Bailey Hall Terrace, Southowram [1881]
  • 79 Southowram Bank, Southowram (Part of Sunday School used as a Board School & as United Methodist Free Chapel) [1891]
  • 9 Woodhead Row, Southowram [1901]
  • 81 Southowram Bank, Halifax [1911]

Smith, Sir David Wadsworth
[1883-1948] JP.

Son of John Smith.

Born in Greetland [Q4 1883].

He was a clerk [1901] / an accountant [1911].

In [Q3] 1907, he married Harriet Broderick [1878-1961] in Halifax.


Harriet was born in Hull
 

They lived at

  • 2 Glen Field, Greetland [1911]
  • Rylstone, Greenroyd Avenue, Halifax

Harriet died 8th July 1961 (aged 83) 

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell


Question: Does anyone know why he received a knighthood?

 

Smith, Det Sgt S. J.
[1???-19??] Halifax police sergeant [1936].

He lived at 14 Blackwall, Halifax [1936]

Smith, Dorothy
[1???-17??] Of Colne. She was a niece of Dorothy Brearcliffe.

She married George Towne

Smith, Douglas Joseph David
[18??-19??] He was 6th form master as King Edward's School, Birmingham before becoming Headmaster of Heath Grammar School [1935-1946]

Smith, Duncan
[1889-1918] Son of Isaac Smith.

He was a French polisher [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in the Battle of Kemmel [28th April 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France [IX A 52]

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on Copley War Memorial

Smith, E.
[1888-1917] Son of Emma Jane & David Smith of North View, Barkisland.

Born Ripponden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 2nd December 1917 (aged 29).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [P V C 1A]

Smith, Edgar
[1867-1956] Motor and cycle maker at 35 New Bank, Halifax [1895], 5 Broad Street, Halifax [1900, 1905], and 1 Weymouth Street, Halifax where he had the first garage and car showroom in Halifax.

He was a well-known early motorist, and designed and built his own vehicles.

He had a Darracq 18 hp car in 1901. In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a car registration and a motor drivers' licence.

In 1901, he opened a motor garage for the public.

During the Royal Visit of 11th July 1912, he garaged the cars for the royal party.

In 1914, he established the Halifax Motor Company with Edgar and his 3 sons as directors.

He was a Conservative councillor, an Alderman [1923], and Mayor of Halifax [1929-1930] His daughter Florence was Mayoress.

In 1889, he married Mary Elizabeth Pollard [1870-1923] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. Florence
  4. son
  5. daughter
  6. daughter

The family lived at

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax: Mary Elizabeth [1st November 1923]

Smith, Edgar
[1887-1917] Son of James Smith.

He was a draper's errand boy [1901] / a cotton twiner [1911].

In [Q4] 1911, he married Annie Butterfield in Halifax.

They lived at 208 Boothtown Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 14th Labour Company Lincolnshire Regiment.

He died 5th July 1917 (aged 30).

He was buried at Lone Tree Cemetery, Belgium [I B 20].

Annie married Mr Horton.

They lived at 208 Boothtown Road, Halifax

Smith, Edgar
[1888-1918] Son of Lewis Smith.

Born in Lancaster.

He was a member of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge / employed by H. Sagar Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [5th November 1918].

He was buried at Frasnoy Communal Cemetery, France [A 27].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

His brother George Alexander also died in the War

Smith, Edgar
[1923-1944] Son of Lucy & Albert Smith of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 30th August 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [O 251]

Smith, Edward C.
[18??-191?] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Edward James
[1842-1???] Son of Samuel Smith.

He was a lawyer's articled clerk [1861] / a solicitor at Halifax

Smith, Edwin
[1848-1894] Son of John Smith.

Born in Ovenden [?].

He was a schoolmaster in Halifax / an accountant [1883] / a canvasser for sewing machines [1894]

In 1868, he married (1) Sophia, daughter of William Clay in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Martha Jane [b 1869] who married [1903] Thomas Whiteside at Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire
  2. John William [b 1871] who married [1897] Emma Radband at Shoebury, Essex
  3. Wallis Byron [1872-1919] who married [1898] Annie Maria Peters in London, and died in Fylde, Lancashire
  4. Emily Rosamund [1874-1961] who married [1892] Joseph Hutchinson Aked in Salford, Lancashire, and died in Wirrall, Cheshire
  5. Edwin Novello [1876-1877]
  6. Charles Horace [1878-1888]
  7. Colenso Redgrave [b 1879] who married [1905] Miriam Elizabeth Jones in Chorlton, Lancashire
  8. Stafford Stocks
  9. Constance Norah [b 1885] who married [1924] Stanley Ravenscroft in Chorlton

Around 1882, Edwin, Sophia and 6 children moved to Salford, Lancashire. The 2 youngest children were born in Salford.

Sophia died at Pendleton, Lancashire [6th June 1889].

On 8th September 1890, Edwin married (2) Harriet Harrison, daughter of William Burton, at Salford, Lancashire.

Edwin died at Hulme, Lancashire [8th August 1894]

Smith, Edwin
[1865-1???] Son of John Smith, cooper.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wire drawer of Halifax [1888] / a thick wire drawer [1891] / a copper strip and tape wire drawer [1901].

In 1888, he married Harriet Rebecca Bonner [1865-1???] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.


Harriet Rebecca, of Salterhebble, was born in Arlesey, Bedfordshire, the daughter of William Bonner, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Maurice [b 1891] who was a general clerk [1911]
  2. Arthur [b 1892] who was an apprentice fitter [1911]
  3. Louis
  4. Eda / Ada [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 7 Dam Head, Northowram [1891]
  • 8 Lower Royd, Northowram [1901]
  • 14 Near Royd, Ovenden [1911, 1917]

Smith, Edwin
[1881-1917] Son of Mary Ann & Isaac Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a driver for Halifax Corporation Tramways.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. child

They lived at 3 Ryburn Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was invalided home with trenchfeet [June 1917] and returned to his unit [September 1917].

He died of gunshot wounds [27th November 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at Grevillers British Cemetery, France [VIII A 7].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel

Smith, Elijah
[1803-1864] Of Brighouse.

He married Mary [1780-1839].

Children:

  1. William [1834-1866]
  2. Francis [1838-1860] who was buried at Bento Church, Northumberland

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Smith, Elizabeth
[1727-1???] Daughter of John Smith. She and her sister, Catherine, inherited Scout Halls.

She married Robert Ramsden.

In 1776, she inherited Scout Halls.

In 1805, she and her son, Robert, conveyed the Scout Hall estate to the tenant, Joseph Clarke, for £4,000

Smith, Ely
[1796-1855] He was overseer of the poor for Norland / a clothier [1834, 1841] / a woollen cloth manufacturer [1851] / a farmer.

On 27th September 1828, he married Elizabeth Ingham [1806-1851] from Norland, at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth died between the census of 1841 and 1851
 

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. John

The family lived at

  • Green Head, Norland [1841, 1851]
  • 2 Nook, Sowerby [1861]

In 1854, he – along with James Wainhouse and Edmund Hallawell – were sued for £43 12/- by William Eagle Bott, a civil engineer, for services rendered to the town of Norland for which Hellawell, as surveyor, and Wainhouse and Ely, as overseers, were liable. They were sent to York Castle, as insolvent debtors, where Ely died [1855]$3

Smith, Ephraim
[182?-1866] A carpet weaver at John Crossley's.

On 2nd May 1852, he married Sarah Whiteley at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah had been an inmate at Wakefield Lunatic Asylum for 2 years
 

Children:

  1. William Henry [b 1853]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1856]
  3. Emma [b 1861]

The family lived in a single room in a 3-storey building at Lee Bank, Halifax. The room had previously been used as a Wesleyan Sunday School.

On 30th June 1866, William Henry returned from Halifax Fair to find his family dead. Ephraim had killed his daughter Emma by suffocation, and Elizabeth by cutting her throat. Ephraim then committed suicide. He was described as a steady, honest man. The motive for the crime was unknown.

This is discussed in the book Halifax Murders

Smith, Ephraim
[1894-1916] Son of Jonas Smith.

He was a member of Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden / a worsted presser [1911] / an attendant at Menston Asylum / a member of Halifax Harriers / a cross-country champion.

An obituary in the Halifax Courier [7th October 1916] says that he was


a good runner, and one of the best which this locality has produced in recent years. He joined the Halifax Harriers in 1909
 

and lists his running successes.

In [Q1] 1915, he married Mary Bailey in Wharfedale.

They lived at 10 Tentercroft, Baildon, Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action by shellfire [20th September 1916] (aged 23).

He was buried at Peake Wood Cemetery, Fricourt, France [C 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Roll of Honour at Mount Zion, Ogden, on the Memorial at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth.

His brother Arthur also died in the War

Smith, Eric
[1919-1944] Son of Arthur James Smith of Mytholmroyd.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He married Joan Mary.

They lived at Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 5th October 1944 (aged 25).

He was buried at Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh [4 D 15].

He is remembered on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Smith, Ernest
[1882-1917] Son of David Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet planner [1901] / a canvasser [lodging in Hull 1911] / a commercial traveller.

He lived with his sister Gertrude Thompson at 4 (or 7) Wentworth Terrace, Pellon Lane.

During World War I, he enlisted in Bristol under the Derby Scheme with the 30th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, then served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [24th August 1917] (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [108-111], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Ernest
[1889-1917] Son of David Smith.

Born in Hove Edge.

He was a warehouse man (cotton spinning) [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 2nd December 1917 (aged 29).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [P V C 1A].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial.

His brother Stanley also died in the War, 5 days earlier

Smith, Ernest
[1893-1917] Son of John Benjamin Smith.

Born in Elland.

He was a cotton twiner piecer [1911].

He lived with his family at 13 Broad Carr Terrace, Holywell Green.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Bourem Wood [27th November 1917].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [6 & 7], on the Memorial at Victoria Baths, Elland, and on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

Smith, Ernest
[1894-1917] Son of George Smith.

Born in Queensbury.

He was a member of St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax / a brick maker [1911] / employed by Parkinson & Spencer, Holmfield.

During World War I, he enlisted [10th January 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st RM Bn RN Div Royal Marine Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [24th May 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies, France [I F 2].

He is remembered on Queensbury War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church. His brothers Edwin & Willie also served: one was wounded and hospitalised in the UK; the other was ill with fever and hospitalised in France

Smith, Ernest Farrar
[1876-1944] Son of Ann (née Farrar) & Edwin Rainforth Smith.

Born in Follyfoot, Knaresborough.

He was a butcher's clerk [1901] / landlord of the Royal Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [1902, 1905].

On 27th December 1903, he was found in a drunk and staggering condition in West Street, Sowerby Bridge. With conflicting evidence from the police and other witnesses, the case was dismissed at Halifax West Riding Court House.

On 4th October 1899, he married Emily Firth [1878-1935] at St Andrew's Church, Bradford.


Emily came from Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1900]

They lived at Bradford [1901].

The couple died in Blackpool

Smith, Ernest Hirst
[1898-1919] Of 6 Brickfield Grove, Holmfield.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Durham Light Infantry.

He died in Cologne of pneumonia [12th April 1919] (aged 21).

He was buried at Euskirchen.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Rev Ezekiel Harry
[1879-1934] Son of Maria & Robert Smith, a shoe maker from Lincolnshire.

Born in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

He was curate at Huddersfield before becoming Vicar of Ripponden [1924-1934] and Vicar of Illingworth [1934]

In 1925, he revived the Ripponden rush-bearing ceremony.

In 1909, he married Ann Cornes [1892-1933] in Bolton


Ann was born in Derby
 

Children:

  1. Mary Margaret [1910-1989] who married [September 1937] Rev Richard Knyvet Wimbush [1909-1994] of Oxford

Ann died Ripponden Vicarage [10th September 1933].

Ezekiel died suddenly whilst he was Vicar of Illingworth [23rd November 1934].

The couple were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,016 15/7d. to daughter Mary Margaret

Smith, Father David
[19??-19??] Priest at St Alban's Catholic Church, Halifax [195?], St Mary's Church, Gibbet Street [195?], and Our Lady of Lourdes & St Malachy, Ovenden [1966]

Smith, Foxey
[1783-1845] Of Brock Well Gate, Sowerby.

He married Nancy [1753-1826].

Children:

  1. Hannah Williamson [1783-1845]

Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Smith, Rev Francis
[18??-18??] Baptist minister at 1 Hanover Street, Halifax [1845]

Smith, Frank
[1889-1916] He was educated at Oaks Council School / a weaver.

He married Unknown.

They lived at Weatherhill Road, Ainley Top.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died 12th July 1916 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church

Smith, Frank
[1892-1921] Son of James Smith.

Born 24th December 1892.

Of Alma Street, Halifax.

He was a pupil at Akroyd Place School / a mechanic apprentice [1911] / an apprentice at J. Sagar & Company Limited. before joining the Navy as an engineer.

On 17th December 1915, he married Edith Ellen Skipper [1892-1976] at Halifax Parish Church.


Edith Ellen, of Lock Street, Caddy Field, was the daughter of John Skipper, brick setter
 

Children:

  1. Evelyn [b 1916]

They lived at Lock Street, Caddy Field, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Flight Sergeant with the Royal Air Force.

His brother John died in World War I.

On 24th August 1921, Frank was one of 46 British and American servicemen who were killed when Airship R38 exploded and crashed into the River Humber. Fellow crew-member Harry Bateman survived.

Frank was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [F B 13]

Smith, Frank
[1901-1995] Son of Sam Smith.

Born 19th March 1901.

He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax & Sunday School / scoutmaster of the 32nd Halifax troop / one of the founders of the 48th Halifax Scout Group (with Harry Culpan) / a baritone singer, trained by Arthur Hinchcliffe / a teacher of singing and (possibly) piano lessons [before World War II] / an insurance agent for Liverpool Victoria and Commercial Union.

He made several broadcasts with the BBC, but, on account of his being a conscientious objector during World War II, he was banned from further broadcasts. This made life hard for the family.

On 4th August 1928, he married Lilian Nichol at King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax.


Lilian was the daughter of John Nicholl.

Lilian's mother, Ellen, died the same day

 

Children:

  1. Alan [b 1930]
  2. Barbara [b 1939]

They lived at 13 Clover Hill Terrace, Halifax

Smith, Fred
[1???-1???] Born in Halifax.

On 28th April 1888, he married Sarah Riley in Halifax.


Sarah was the daughter of
Job Riley
 

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1890]
  2. Wallace [b 1892]
  3. Annie Irene [b 1900]
  4. Lilian [b 1904]
  5. Fred [b 1906]
  6. Walter [b 1908]

Smith, Fred
[18??-19??] Of Smith & Simpson [1905]

Smith, Fred
[18??-1905] Partner in Smith, Barker & Willson Limited

Smith, Fred
[18??-1916] Born in Ripponden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [12th October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B]

Smith, Fred
[1842-18??] Son of Grace (née Beaumont) & John Smith.

Born in Rastrick [13th January 1842].

He was a publisher [1875] / a book keeper [1901].

He compiled:

  • Smith's Directory of Bradford [1872]
  • Smith's Directory of Halifax [1874]
  • Smith's Directory of Wakefield [1875]
  • Smith's Directory of Dewsbury and Batley [1876]

He lived at

  • Tops Grove, Rastrick [1874]
  • Blacker Road, Huddersfield [1901]

Smith, Fred
[1864-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a shuttle maker (employer) [1901] / a shuttle maker (cotton looms) [1911]

He lived with, but never married, Ellen [1867-1???].


Ellen was born in Charteris, Cambridgeshire.

She had married a James Shaw but they parted.

Ellen & James had one child:

  1. Lily [born in Nelson, Lancashire 1898] who was a cotton weaver [1911]

Ellen was a midwife [1911]

 

Children:

  1. George Smith Shaw [b 1894] who was a cotton weaver [1911]
  2. Gertrude Smith Shaw [b 1896]
  3. Fred
  4. Willie Smith Shaw [b 1901]

All the children's births were registered as Smith Shaw in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 8 Knotts Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 47 Burnley Road, Todmorden [1911]

Fred was listed as head of the household [1901], and as boarder with Ellen head of the household [1911]

Smith, Fred
[1873-1???] Son of John Smith, brush manufacturer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brush maker of 18 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1892] / an agent for ironmonger & brass merchant [1901] / a commercial traveller furniture [1911].

In 1892, he married Harriet Heaton at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet was born in Manchester, the daughter of
John Heaton
 


Harriet's sister Ellen Heaton was a witness
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1894]
  2. Fred
  3. Jack [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 115 Haley Hill, Halifax [1901]
  • 46 Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were Harriet's sisters Ada Heaton [b 1873] (knitter hosiery) & Alice Heaton [b 1875] (knitter hosiery) and nephew George Heaton [b 1888] (errand boy worsted coating) .

Living with them [in 1911] were Harriet's sister Ellen Heaton [b 1869] (cotton winder) and nephew George Heaton [b 1888] (loom tuner) 

Smith, Fred
[1892-1918] Son of John Smith.

Born in Sowerby [28th September 1892].

He was secretary of Triangle Wesleyan Methodist Church / a joiner's apprentice with William Morris [1914].

During World War I, he enlisted [3rd January 1916], and served as a Sapper with the 3rd West Riding Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died 17th May 1918 (aged 25).

He was buried at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France [XVI D 12].

He is remembered on Norland War Memorial

Smith, Fred
[1894-1918] Son of Charles Smith

Born in Upper Edge, Elland.

He was a woollen piecer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 12th October 1918 (aged 25).

He was buried at Selridge British Cemetery, Montay, France [II D 5].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Upper Edge Baptist Church

Smith, Fred
[1897-1917] Son of Fred Smith.

He was a member of the Sunday School of St Mary's Church, Halifax / educated at Holy Trinity School / a milliner's errand boy [1911] / employed at Fishers' Drapery Establishment in Southgate, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Private with A Company 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [February 1917] and was captured by the Germans [April 1917].

He died as a POW at St Clothilde, Douai [6th May 1917] (aged 20).

He was buried at Douai Communal Cemetery, France [H 25].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax

Smith, Fred
[1898-1915] Birth registered in Todmorden as Fred Smith Shaw.

Son of Fred Smith and Ellen Shaw.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 25th July 1915 (aged 16).

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [F 111].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Fred
[1898-1917] Son of William Smith

Born in Copley.

He was a member of the Boys' Brigade at Skircoat Green United Methodist Free Chapel / a bobbin setter (worsted mill) [1911] / employed by John Mackintosh & Sons Limited.

He lived at 85 Railway Terrace, Copley.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and served as a Private with the 207th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was killed in action [25th September 1917].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [LI E 2], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Copley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited

Smith, Fred Arthur
[1863-19??] Son of Samuel Smith, gentleman.

He was a carpet designer of Belmont Place, Halifax [1897] / a carpet designer [1911].

In 1897, he married Agnes Smith at St Augustine's Church, Pellon.


Agnes was the daughter of
John Smith
 

They lived at 74 Gibraltar Road, Halifax [1911].

Living with them in 1911 were Agnes's widowed mother Lavinia and sister Ethel

Smith, Rev Frederick
[1823-1874] Born in Doncaster.

He was Perpetual Curate at St Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf [1857, 1861] / a member of the Shelf Board of Guardians [1869].

On 27th April 1859, he married Lucy Bottomley [1832-1860] at St Michael & All Angels, Shelf


Lucy was the daughter of Moses Bottomley
 

Children:

  1. Lucius Frederick Moses Bottomley (Smith)

Lucy died in childbirth [1860]

Living with them [in 1871] was his mother Ann Smith [b 1791] (house keeper).

Frederick died in Shelf [16th December 1874].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £2,000.

The will was proved by Moses Bottomley and William Edward Shirley of Doncaster

Smith, Frederick
[1824-1868] Son of Thomas Smith.

He learned the wire-making trade whilst working as Manager at Royston's.

On 1st September 1853, he married Mary Abel at Kintore, Scotland.

Children:

  1. Matthew
  2. son
  3. son

He invented and patented a continuous wire drawing machine.

In 1859, he started his own business – Frederick Smith & Company – in premises on Charlestown Road and named them Caledonia Wire Mills, with a thistle as the firm's emblem – in his wife's honour.

In 1864, he went into partnership with his brother Matthew.

He was a town Councillor for the North Ward.

He lived at Rhodes Street, Halifax.

He died suddenly at home

Smith, Frederick
[1849-1914] Son of Matthew Smith.

Born in Birmingham.

He was a wire manufacturer master [1881] / a wire manufacturer [1891] / a wire manufacturer iron, steel & copper [1901] / a wire manufacturer [1911].

In April 1887, John Wood and Frederick Smith filed a patent for

improved machinery for straightening and cutting steel wire

He was a strict Nonconformist.

He was a lover of the arts. He published a book of verse.

He had a large collection of violins. He commissioned a painting of Stradivarius in his Studio from John Seymour Lucas.

In 1875, he married Frances (Fanny) Holroyd [1853-1912] from Halifax, niece of Thomas Holroyd, at King's Norton.

Children:

  1. Hilda May/Mary [b 1876]
  2. Arthur Noel
  3. Matthew
  4. Harold Frederick
  5. Phyllis Marjorie [b 1887]
  6. Maurice Stevenson [b 1889]

The family lived at

  • 30 Elmfield Terrace, Halifax [1881]
  • Heathfield House, Skircoat [1891]
  • Dunham Lawn, Altrincham, Dunham Massey, Cheshire [1901, 1911]

Smith, Frederick
[1864-1???]

He married Mary Ann [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Herbert John
  2. Wilfred

The family lived at

  • Greystones Farm, Eastwood
  • 4 Cornfield Street, Todmorden

Sons Herbert John & Wilfred died in World War I

Smith, Frederick
[1910-1943]

He married Annie.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Guardsman with the 6th Battalion Grenadier Guards.

He died 6th December 1943 (aged 33).

He is remembered on the Cassino Memorial, Italy [3]

Smith, Frederick James
[1874-19??] Born at Ribble Head, North Yorkshire.

He was an electric tramway plate-layer for Halifax Corporation / one of the first people in Halifax to own a car.

He married Annie Eliza Hardwick.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Joseph
  3. Fred
  4. Amy
  5. Edith
  6. Ethel
  7. Alice

He lived at Oxford Terrace, St James's Road [1921].

His great-granddaughter, Suzan Hargreaves, writes

He was one of the first people to go under Halifax. I am not sure how, but it might have been via caves at The Rocks

Smith, G.
[1???-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Smith, G.
[18??-1???] Partner in G. & A. Smith

Smith, G. A.
[18??-1917]

He married A. M. Leigh.

They lived at 22 Glen Terrace, Hipperholme.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 25th April 1917.

He was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France [III H 22]

Smith, G. F.
[18??-1???] Engineer and machine tool maker. Recorded in 1881 at West Parade Iron Works, Halifax. He had a showroom at 4 Horton Street

Smith, Geoffrey
[1925-1943] Son of Elsie & Henry Smith of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Fusilier with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 15th May 1943 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia [18]

Smith, George
[16??-1733] Curate at Luddenden [1722] and Vicar of Elland [1733]

Smith, George
[1843-1869] Of Halifax.

In 1864, he married Emma Town [1841-1865] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Margaret Ann [1865-1870]

There is a memorial to the members of the family in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2342]

Smith, George
[1934-] MBE.

Born in Halifax. He was educated at the Quaker foundation of Ackworth, near Pontefract.

He is well-known as an horticulturalist and florist.

He was awarded the MBE in 2004.

He lives [2011] at Heslington, York

Smith, George Alexander
[1884-1914] Son of Lewis Smith.

Born in Lancaster.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 16th September 1914 (aged 30).

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [F C 59].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

His brother Edgar also died in the War

Smith, George Barnett
[1841-1909] Son of Mary & Titus Smith.

Born in Ovenden [17th May 1841].

He was educated at the Halifax British School.

He wrote for the local newspapers.

He went to live in London and wrote for The Globe, The Echo, and The Times.

His writings included

  • Poets & Novelists [1875]

  • Biographies of Shelley [1877], Queen Victoria & many other people

  • Illustrated British Ballads [1881]

  • Articles for the Encyclopædia Britannica

  • Contributions to The Dictionary of National Biography

He also produced many etchings.

He married (1) Annie Hodson [1???-1868].

In 1871, he married (2) Julia Timmis.

He died in Bournemouth [2nd January 1909] (aged 57) 

Smith, George Cropper
[18??-18??] On 22nd March 1842, he pleaded guilty to burglary at Halifax. He was transported for 10 years

Smith, George Henry
[1846-1931] JP.

Aka George Henry Fisher-Smith.

Son of Matthew Smith.

See Halifax Cenotaph

Smith, George Henry
[1855-19??] Son of Gabriel Smith, brick maker.

Born in Fixby.

He was a brick maker of Fixby [1879] / a brick maker [1881, 1891] / a brickyard labourer [1901] / a brick maker [1911] / (probably) employed by David Sharratt & Sons.

In 1879, he married Sarah Brook [1854-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Elland, the daughter of Benjamin Brook, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Herbert
  2. Lilian [b 1884] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  3. Benjamin [b 1886] who was a woollen worker [1901], a fettler [1911]
  4. Henry [b 1890] who was a dairyman [1911]

The family lived at

  • 1 Ainley Top, Elland [1881]
  • Ainley Top, Elland [1891]
  • Storth View, Elland [1901]
  • Storth View, Ainleys, Elland [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] were brothers-in-law David Brook [b  1850] (coal miner), and Benjamin Brook [b 1857] (coal miner) 

Smith, George Howard
[1908-1993] Son of George Percival Smith. Director of Frederick Smith & Company [1949].

He married Margaret.

Children:

  1. Merle

The family lived at Smithfield House, Hipperholme.

He was Mayor of Halifax [1971-1972]

He wrote a history of the Smith family.

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery

Smith, George Methuen
[1900-1980] Son of Arthur Smith.

Born at Belmont Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [13th March 1900].

Baptised at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [22nd April 1900].

The Halifax Courier [5th August 1916] described him as


the youngest local man to serve in the Great War - see Horace Hanson & James White
 

During World War I, he enlisted at the age of 14 [3rd September 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was in France from March 1915 until February 1916. He went through the Battle of Hill 60 [April/May 1915].

After he had served for 20 months, his mother told the army his age and he was discharged [7th June 1916] for having lied about his age on enlistment

Smith, George Mullins
[1865-19??] Born in Bristol, Somerset.

He was a brewer's labourer [1901] / a maltster's labourer at brewery [1911].

In 1892, he married Catherine Callaghan [1864-1???] in Halifax.


Catherine was born in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, the daughter of
Mr Callaghan
 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1893] who was a weaver of voiles [1911]
  2. Ernest
  3. Edwin [b 1896] who was a jobber boy in drawing department [1911]
  4. Willie [b 1898] who was a doffer in spinning room [1911]

The family lived at

  • 26 Beggarington Lane, Queensbury, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Dolphin Terrace, Ambler Thorn [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] were Catherine's unmarried sisters Ellen Callaghan [b 1858] (comber of alpaca and mohair)  [1911] & Mary Callaghan [b 1868] (weaver of alpaca and mohair)  [1911]

Smith, George Percival
[1877-1952] Son of George Henry Smith.

He was Manager, Director and Chairman of Frederick Smith & Company [1949].

In 1???, he married (1) Kate Helena.

In 1906, he married (2) Gertrude Clay [1872-1938] from Sowerby Bridge.

Children:

  1. George Howard

The family lived at

He and Gertrude were buried at Warley Town Cemetery

Smith, Rev George Samuel
[18??-19??] Born in Lowestoft.

He trained at Airedale College before becoming Minister at Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street [1876].

In 1885, on account of family bereavement, he moved to Gosport.

Five years later, he returned to the district to become Minister at West End Congregational Church, Sowerby Bridge [1890, 1905].

He was a member of the Committee of the Sowerby Bridge Evening Continuation Schools [1896].

He was an advocate for a Free Library in Sowerby Bridge.

He resigned [13th May 1906] to become Secretary of the Bradford Free Church Council.

In [Q2] 1876, he married Agnes Moffat [1855-19??] from Ipswich, in Ipswich.

Children:

  1. Mabel [b 1879] who was a music teacher [1901, 1911]
  2. Stanley George [b 1885] who was a shorthand writer & typist [1911]

The family lived at

  • 9 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1881]
  • The Manse, 27 Tuel Lane, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Congregational Manse, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 227 Lindum Terrace, Bradford [1911]

Smith, George Vincent
[1888-1917] Son of William Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of the Sunday School at Square Chapel, Halifax / an errand boy [1901] / an assistant florist with Mansley, florists for 10 years [1911] / employed by Thomas Smith, ironmongers of Broad Street, Halifax.

On 5th June 1911, he married Hannah Beatrice Evers [1884-19??].


Hannah Beatrice, of King Cross Street, Halifax, was the daughter of William Edward Evers, moulder
 

The family lived at

  • 20 Launceston Street, Hanson Lane. Halifax
  • 1 Derby Street, Hulme, Manchester [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  [December 1916], then served as a Private / Rifleman with the 1st/5th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

His brothers Stanley, Wilfred & Clifford also served.

George Vincent was killed in action [31st July 1917] (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [4 & 6], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Smith, George William
[1859-1???] Son of William Smith.

In [Q2] 1885, he married Emma Murgatroyd.


Emma was the daughter of
John Murgatroyd
 

Smith, Giles
[1854-19??] Born in Cronton, Lancashire.

He was a tool maker [1901] / a grinder in tool shop [1911].

In [Q4] 1882, he married Agnes Stewart Gardiner [1862-19??] in Prescot, Lancashire.


Agnes was born in Mary Hill, Glasgow
 

Children:

  1. John G [b 1884] who was a tool maker (apprentice) [1901]
  2. Giles [b 1887] who was a carter for carrier [1911]
  3. Mary [b 1890] who was a dressmaker [1911]
  4. Daniel
  5. Joseph [b 1897] who was an errand boy to butcher [1911]
  6. Agnes Stewart [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • 106 Farnsworth Street, Widnes, Prescot, Lancashire [1901]
  • 27 Ripon Terrace, Akroydon, Halifax [1911]

Smith, H.
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]

Smith, H.
[1886-1917] Son of A. & D. R. Smith of Southowram.

He married Elizabeth.

They lived at 5 Whinney Field, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 8th June 1917 (aged 31).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [XV J 8A]

Smith, H.
[1891-1918] Son of Sarah Jane & George Smith of 91 Lower Wortley Road, Leeds.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 23rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 28th September 1918 (aged 27).

He was buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium [6]

Smith, H. George
[18??-19??] In 1912, he married Ethel Cliffe [18??-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Horace
  2. Alwyn [1921-1925]

Both boys drowned 11th April 1925

Smith, Harold
[1881-1929] Born in Halifax.

He was a chemist [1909].

On 25th August 1909, he married Martha Ann Brear at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


Martha Ann was the daughter of
Harry Randal Brear
 

Children:

  1. Joseph R. [b 1912]

Smith, Harold Frederic
[18??-1966] He lived at The Grange, Lightcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hilda Mary who married Joseph Thorp Waite
  2. a daughter

Smith, Harold Frederick
[1882-19??] Son of Frederick Smith.

He was a clerk to a wire manufacturer [1901] / a Director of Frederick Smith & Company.

He lived at Woodgarth, Knutsford, Cheshire

Smith, Harry
[1872-19??] Born in Halifax

He was a carpet weaver [1894].

Around 1894, the marriage between Henry Beaumont and his wife Maria broke down and Maria and the children came to live with Harry

Children:

  1. Fred Smith Beaumont [b 1897]
  2. Albert Smith Beaumont [b 1900]

After the 1901 census, Henry, Maria, Harry and the 5 children disappeared from the records

Smith, Harry
[1881-1917] Son of William Smith.

He was a member of Square Congregational Church, Halifax & Brotherhood / a Brussels carpet weaver [1901] / a carpet weaver [1911] / employed by Crossley's.

He lived at 23 Woodhead Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1917], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action in France [9th June 1917] (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Smith, Harry
[1883-1917] Born in Durrow, County Laois, Ireland.

In [Q3] 1916, he married Lily Baker in Halifax.


Lily was the daughter of
Arthur Baker
 

They lived at 37 Taylor's Court, Pellon Lane [1917].

He was a reservist.

During World War I, he was in a reserved occupation with Oates & Green Limited, but he left to work as a driver with Halifax Corporation, and he was called-up [May 1916], and served as a Gunner with the 36th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died of wounds in No.30 Casualty Clearing Station [3rd May 1917] (aged 34).

He was buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France [II F 27].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial His brothers-in-law William Henry Baker & Kalita Dixon also died in the War.

In [Q4] 1917, Lily married (2) Patrick O'Brien in Halifax.

They lived at 9 Chapel Place, Pellon Lane, Halifax

Smith, Harry
[1885-1918] MM.

Son of Charles Smith.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was awarded the Military Medal


for gallantry & devotion to duty in the field, during the attack on Marcoing [30th December 1917], when he and others held a position, which was being stormed by the enemy, until reinforcements arrived
 

He died 29th September 1918 (aged 33).

He was buried at Flesquières Hill British Cemetery, France [V B 12].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on Rastrick War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Rastrick

Smith, Harry
[1891-1918] He was a grocer with his father.

He lived at 31 Orange Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1915] with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and then served as a Private with the 23rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [28th September 1918] (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Michael & All Angels' Church, Southowram Bank, and (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Smith, Harry
[1895-19??] MM.

Son of James Smith.

He was a student [1911] / a teacher at West End Congregational Sunday School, Sowerby Bridge / a billposter / a Territorial.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the West Riding Regiment.

He was wounded twice.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917] for


gallantry on the field between 3rd & 10th August 1917
 

He survived the War, but is remembered on the Memorial at West End Congregational School, Sowerby Bridge

Smith, Harry
[1897-1916] Son of James & Fanny Smith of 243 Halifax Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [1 C], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Harry Christopher
[1897-1917] Son of Serena & Fred Smith of 148 Dudwell Drive, Halifax.

He was a member of the Choir of All Souls' Church, Halifax / educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1914] / a pupil teacher at Akroyd Place School / educated at Borough Road, Training College, London.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died of pneumonia in Egypt [20th October 1917] (aged 20).

He was buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt [D 197].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Teachers', on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Smith, Harry Owen
[1878-1917] Son of Mary & William Smith of 7 Stanley Street, Atherton, Manchester.

Born in Stubbins

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 26th Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces).

He was killed in action in France [26th March 1917] (aged 39).

He is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France, on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Smith, Hartley
[1852-19??] Son of Hartley Smith, cordwainer.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a cotton weaver [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q1] 1881, he married Grace Greenwood [1861-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of William Greenwood, twiner
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1881] who was a fustian machinist [1891], a fustian sewing machinist [1911]
  2. Sarah [b 1883] who was a fustian machinist [1891], a fustian sewing machinist [1911]
  3. Harry [b 1888] who was a fustian presser [1891], a cotton weaver [1911], and who served in the Ordinance Corps [WW1]
  4. Bertha [b 1890] who was a fustian sewing machinist [1911]
  5. Herbert [1892] who was a clerk [1911], and served in the R. A. M. C. [WW1]
  6. Willie
  7. Clement [b 1901]
  8. Robert [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • Back Lane, Heptonstall [1881]
  • Crown Point, Heptonstall [1891, 1901]
  • 35 Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Smith, Henry
[18??-1???] In 1870, he set up in business as a decorator in Brighouse. In 1891, C. A. Quarmby bought the business

Smith, Henry
[1845-19??] Son of James Smith, mason.

Born in Thornton.

He was a pot maker of Thornton [1872] / a potter [1881] / a general labourer [1891] / a labourer coal yard [1901].

In 1872 Emma Sheard at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma was born in Ovenden, the daughter of
Charles Sheard
 

Children:

  1. Joseph [b 1874] who was a boiler maker [1891]
  2. Herbert [b 1877] who was a worsted mill hand [1891]
  3. Hannah [b 1879] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  4. William
  5. Fanny [b 1884] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  6. Albert [b 1889] who was a bobbin setter [1901]

The family lived at

  • 19 Mason Green, Ovenden [1881]
  • 14 Mason Green, Ovenden, Halifax [1891]
  • 67 Park Street, Halifax [1901]

Smith, Henry
[1880-1940] Son of Thomas Smith.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a cricketer.

In 1902, he played for Walsden and hit the club record 166 not out against Milnrow.

In 1915, he scored 205 hits against Moorside; this is still an amateur record for the Central Lancashire League.

In 1933, he married Ellen Hirst

He died in Todmorden [1940]

Smith, Henry Clifford
[1884-1969] Son of George Henry Smith.

He was educated at Giggleswick School.

In 1949, he was a Director of Frederick Smith & Company, of Allen & Son [Halifax] Limited, and of the Halifax Concert & Public Rooms Company Limited

In 1913, he married Isabel Kathleen Allen from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Peter Allen

The family lived at The Sycamores, Sowerby Bridge [1969].

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery

Smith, Herbert
[1881-1916] MM, DCM.

Son of Smith George Henry

He was a brick yard labourer [1901] / a brick burner [1911] / employed by David Sharratt & Sons / a pigeon fancier, kept pigeons and won prizes in pigeon racing.

During World War I, he enlisted in September 1914, and served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [27th August 1915].

He was awarded the Military Medal because


he has done invaluable work in charge of the Brigade Pigeon supply. On June 7th, during an attack on Hill 60, he was detailed to carry pigeons forward to the rear of the attacking line of the Brigade forward post. Though the rest of the Brigade were scattered or became casualties, he reached his objective, and waited there alone with his pigeons for over an hour under heavy shell fire. Finding no one arrived, Pte. Smith returned through the barrage and reported to headquarters. He has on previous occasions shown coolness under fire.

At Contalmaison, on July 10 1916, by his means the first news of the captivity of the village was sent off, and again at Le Sous, on October 7 1916, he did very commendable work

 

He was recommended for the DCM for


getting carrier pigeons to a village recently taken from the Germans, while under bombardment
 


Question: Does anyone know whether he actually received the DCM?

 

He survived the War – though he had a narrow escape [10th July 1916] when a bullet went through the front of his cap

Smith, Herbert
[1886-1917] Son of David Richard Smith.

He was a cabinet maker [1901] / a cabinet maker of 81 Southowram Bank [1910] / a cabinet maker [1911] / a cabinet maker with Marshall Haley.

In [Q2] 1910, he married Elizabeth Hunter [1880-19??] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell


Elizabeth, of 5 Whinney Field, Halifax, was born in Snainton, near Pickering, the daughter of William Henry Hunter, coachman
 

The family lived at

  • 14 Higgin Lane, Southowram [1911]
  • Whinney Field, Halifax [1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was a member of the regimental band.

He died of wounds [8th June 1917] (aged 31).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [XV J 8A].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Smith, Herbert
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1927]. He won caps for England while at Halifax

Smith, Herbert Elliott
[1872-1940] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Lord Raglan, Halifax [1905] / landlord of the Brown Cow, Halifax [1908, 1911, 1917].

On 1st August 1897, he married Janet Stansfield from Elland, at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Tom [b 1906]
  2. Jack [b 1907]

He was buried at St Paul's Church, King Cross [26th October 1940]

Smith, Herbert John
[1882-1917] Son of Frederick Smith.

He was a weaver at Higher Eastwood Shed.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 27th November 1917 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [6 & 7], on Blackshawhead War Memorial, and at St James's Church, Hebden Bridge.

His brother Wilfred also died in the War

Smith, Horace
[1913-1925] Son of George H. Smith.

The British Carnegie Hero Fund Trust erected a memorial in Christ Church, Pellon recognising his heroism in endeavouring to save the life of his 3-year-old brother Alwyn. Both boys drowned 11th April 1925

Smith, Horace Dawson Vincent
[1880-1917]

In [Q2] 1904, he married Amelia Pollard in Pateley Bridge.

They lived at 4 Chisley Hall, Wadsworth.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport.

He died 2nd November 1917 (aged 37).

He was buried at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece [1258].

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth

Smith, Horace Melville
[1839-1915] Son of Rev Charles George W. Smith.

Born in Everton, Lancashire [27th October 1839].

His sister Emily Anne married John Bailey Holroyde.

He was a solicitor [1871] / a solicitor/notary public [1881] / a solicitor [1891].

On 29th March 1898, a newspaper announced

BANKRUPTCY NOTICE H. Melville Smith of 105, Euston Road, London, late of Halifax. Debtor stated that he commenced practice at Ward's End, Halifax with Mr J. B. Holroyde under the firm of Holroyde & Smith which lasted until 1884 when he was adjudged Bankrupt with debts of £1,773. He went to Spain and subsequently his discharge was refused.

Going to London, he entered the employ of a relative, Frank Bradley, as managing clerk.

Bradley failed and was struck off the roll in 1896 and he then started to practice on his own account. He failed in November [1897]

On 7th February 1877, he married Henrietta Ellen (Hetty) Bradley [1851-1887] at Pontefract.


Henrietta Ellen was the daughter of Eliza & George Bradley of Acton Hall
 

They lived at

Smith, Isaac
[17??-18??] Licensee of the Waggoner's Inn, Northgate.

He married Sarah Rideal.


Hannah was the daughter of David Rideal
 

Children:

  1. Isaac [1830-1885] who died in Windsor
  2. Joseph Rideal

In 1845, the family left Halifax to live in London. In 1856, the family left London to farm on the Duke of Bedford's estate. In 18??, they farmed in Essex

Smith, Rev Isaac
[1701-1741] Son of Rev Matthew Smith.

Unlike his father and brother, John, he conformed.

He became vicar of Haworth.

He wrote 2 pamphlets:

  • The traditions of the Church no way destructive of Religion. A Sermon Preached at Bingley Church on Sunday, September 12th 1731, by Isaac Smith Minister of Haworth which was printed in London by Jeremiah Batley [1731]
  • A Letter to the people of Haworth Parish which was
    occasioned by his late suspension

    and printed in London [1739]

Around 1739, he upset the authorities by marrying couples from outside the chapelry. He was also admonished for blessing couples who had undertaken Lancashire Clog Weddings.

He was buried at Haworth

Smith, Isaac
[1860-19??] Born in Uffington, Lincolnshire.

He was a railway signal man [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1886, he married Jane Fisher [1861-19??] in Chelsea.


Jane was born in Wokingham, Berkshire
 

Children:

  1. Mabel [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Elsie Elizabeth [b 1890] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  3. Sidney Fisher
  4. Grace Dorothy [b 1893] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  5. Lucy [b 1896]
  6. Wallace Nelson [b 1898] who was a railway weigh lad [1911]
  7. Squire [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 21 Paddock Grove, Boston, Lincolnshire [1891]
  • 13 Woodhead Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 70 Blackwood Grove, Halifax [1911, 1916]

Smith, Isaac
[1862-1935] Born in Halifax.

He was a cotton dyer's labourer [1911].

In [Q1] 1887, he married Ann Thompson [1863-1929] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Cameron Bridge, Fife
 

Children:

  1. Maria [b 1888] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  2. Duncan
  3. Leonard [b 1895] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  4. Elsie [b 1899] who was a part school worsted spinner [1911]
  5. Emily Elizabeth [b 1903]
  6. Florence [b 1906]

The family lived at 29 Copley Hall, Terrace, Copley [1911]

Smith, J.
[18??-18??] Piece sorter at Halifax.

In December 1869, he was declared bankrupt

Smith, J.
[18??-19??] Recorded in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1874, where he was a practical boot and shoe maker at 14 Orange Street, Halifax

Orders punctually attended to.

Repairs neatly executed

Smith, J.
[19??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Smith, Rev J. B. R. E.
[18??-19??] Curate at Cross Stone [1892]

Smith, J. W.
[18??-19??] Fish merchant at Bull Green, Halifax [1915].

See Smith & Hill

Smith, J. W.
[1895-1916] Son of G. Smith of Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 13th February 1916 (aged 21).

He was buried at St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France [II B 8]

Smith, Jack
[1897-1915] Son of Joe William Smith.

He was a member of Elland Boys' Brigade / a doffer (woollen mill) [1911] / employed by W. & J. E. Crossley at Broad Lee Mills / a Territorial.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with B Company 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died following a German gas attack [20th December 1915].

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [IV H 9].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Smith, Jack
[1897-1918] Son of Sutcliffe Smith.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the West Riding Regiment and the with the 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died at the Battle of Arras [20th March 1918] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [2 & 3], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, James
[1706-1788] He was a slater [1781].

He married Martha [1701-1781].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: Martha [30th December 1781]; James [9th June 1788].

The chest tomb for members of the family is a scheduled monument and stands in the churchyard at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

Smith, James
[1793-18??] Ada Hackett died after Smith struck her with his fist. Smith was acquitted on a charge of manslaughter at Nottingham on 8th July 1831

Smith, James
[18??-1???] Of Brighouse.

In [Q3] 1857, he married Alice Nutter in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Richard [1858-1859] who died aged 4 months
  2. Martha Eliza [1860] who died aged 5 months
  3. Ephsey [1861-1864] who died aged 3 years and 5 months
  4. Christopher [1862] who died aged 10 days
  5. Florence [1864] who died aged 3 months
  6. James [1868-1870] who died aged 1 year and 6 months
  7. Flora [1869-1870] who died aged 8 months

The children were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Smith, James
[18??-1???] He was a farmer / a butcher / landlord of the Thornhill Arms, Rastrick [1867, 1874, 1876].

After the death of his father-in-law John Thomas Armitage, James took over at the Thornhill Arms.

In 1864, he married Ellen, daughter of John Thomas Armitage.

Children:

  1. George [1865]
  2. Arthur [b 1869]
  3. John William [b 1870]

Smith, James
[18??-1???] Son of Joseph Smith.

In 1850, he married Mary.

Children:

  1. Fred [b 1850] who emigrated to New Zealand

Smith, James
[18??-1???] Butcher of Midgley.

In 1882, he sold land for the construction of the new Providence Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Midgley

Smith, James
[18??-18??] A blacksmith.

He was a native of Carlisle and moved to Halifax where he had lived for some time.

On 14th February 1857, he confessed to Police Sergeant Thompson at Halifax that

I have come to give myself up. Another man and myself killed the governor of Carlisle gaol about 14 years ago by throwing him over the banisters. I have been uneasy in my conscience many years, and now I am determined to get rid of it

The men had been imprisoned for poaching when the incident took place. Before his confession, Smith had written to his brother in Carlisle that he would return to the neighbourhood if the murder at the gaol had been forgotten. Smith subsequently tried to withdraw or minimise the incident. The matter was pursued by the Police, but the outcome is not known


Question: Do you know what happened to Smith afterwards?

 

Smith, James
[18??-18??] A weaver at Ovenden.

In March 1853, he was charged at Halifax Magistrates' Court with having in his possession a still

such as is used in the manufacture of whisky &c

He pleaded guilty, but claimed he only used it for distilling herbs, and he was not aware that the possession of such an article was unlawful. The magistrates believed his story but were bound to lay the lowest fine of £12 10/- and recommended him to petition the Commissioners of Excise for its remission, and they offered to sign the petition.

Smith, James
[18??-18??] A joiner living at Winding Road Terrace, Halifax.

On 19th April 1856, he was charged with aiding and assisting in the illicit manufacture of spirits. He pleaded not guilty.

The Supervisor of Excise said that he went to Smith's house the previous evening, where he found a still, a still head, worm and condenser, about 10 gallons of wash, 3 gallons of spirits, and 4 tubs partly in use. The house was full of smoke and it appeared as though the process had just been going on. The accused was found in the house.

Smith confessed and said he had been out of work for some time. He'd had the still only 14 days, and was very sorry that he had ever had anything to do with it.

Smith was fined £20 or 3 months' imprisonment in the Wakefield House of Correction.

Smith, James
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Barracks Tavern, Halifax [1855].

Recorded in August 1855, when

the case of James Smith was adjourned until the County Court at the Guildhall, when it was understood that he will be discharged if he produces the will of his wife


Question: Can anyone tell me anything about the case?

 

Smith, James
[18??-19??] Ginger beer manufacturer at Cliffe End, Rastrick

Smith, James
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel. In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Smith, James
[1805-1850] Aka Jemmy. A single man, he was the toll collector at King Street Bar, Hebden Bridge. He was described as
lame and decrepid

On the morning of 29th September 1850, his battered body – with his throat cut and the head almost severed – was found in bed by the 9 year-old milk delivery boy. Smith was last seen shortly before midnight on the 28th by a youth, William Holt, who was late back from his journey. Drawers had been ransacked and blood was found in several parts of the house. The motive was not robbery, as the toll money of £3 and £15 in Smith's own savings was still on the premises.

The magistrate Rev James Armytage Rhodes and Dr Robert Howard took part in the inquest. John Womersley, a boatman from Elland, reported hearing a cry around 2 am on the morning of the murder, but thought that it was revellers from the local fair.

Enoch Helliwell, of Burnley, was one of the suspects because he had threatened Smith after being fined £8 10/- after failing to pay the toll a few weeks earlier. Smith had given evidence at Helliwell's trial, and Helliwell had stated that

he would be the end of Smith

William Green, a 22 year-old labourer of Heptonstall, was also suspected, because he had been seen near the toll house around midnight, and blood was found on his pillow at home. Green said that he had been at the toll house waiting for William Holt to give him a lift home, but since Holt had been late, Green had walked home alone. The blood was said to be from a nose-bleed.

The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown.

The murder is unsolved

Smith, James
[1834-1???] Born in Northowram.

He was landlord of the Commercial, Halifax [1881, 1887].

He married Jane [1834-1???].


Jane was born in Queensbury
 

Children:

  1. Anne Elizabeth [1859-1924] who married William Henry Firth
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1867]
  3. Oates [b 1871]

Living with them [in 1881] were brother David Oates Smith [b  1847] (cab driver), daughter Anne Elizabeth & family

Smith, James
[1845-1920] He was a crabber [1899].

In [Q4] 1858, he married Elizabeth Bottomley in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
John Bottomley and one of the Seven Sisters of Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Arthur

Smith, James
[1860-19??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a woolsorter [1891] / a billposter [1901, 1911, 1917].

In 1886, he married Henrietta Turner [1860-19??] in Halifax.


Henrietta was born in Warley.

She was a grocer [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth [b 1888] who was a worsted hand [1901], a cotton reeler [1911]
  2. Alice [1890-1891]
  3. Hilda [b 1893] who was a cotton reeler [1911]
  4. Harry
  5. Sarah Ellen / Nellie [b 1901]

All born in Sowerby Bridge

The family lived at

  • 1 Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge, Warley [1891]
  • 1 Cooke's Yard, West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 19 Albert Road, Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1911, 1917]

Living with them [in 1891, 1911] was widowed mother-in-law Mary Turner [b 1835] (charwoman) 

Smith, James
[1863-1???] Son of Benjamin Smith, labourer.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of Senior Fold, Halifax [1884] / a dyer's labourer [1891] / a grocer shopkeeper [1901].

In 1884, he married Catherine Murphy [1864-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Catherine, of York Street, Halifax, was born in Sheffield, the daughter of Frank Murphy, hawker.

She was a grocer's shopwoman [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1889]
  2. James Lewis [1891-1892]
  3. Frank
  4. John
  5. Norah [b 1903]

The family lived at

  • 13 Cripplegate, Halifax [1891]
  • 24 Haley Hill, Halifax [1901]
  • 2 Horsfall Yard, Range Bank, Halifax [1911]
  • 40 Alma Street, Halifax [1916]

Living with them [in 1891] were boarder Hannah Stott [b 1872] (cotton mill hand) & visitor Elizabeth Terwey? [b 1880].

Living with them in 1901 was boarder Margaritt Fleming [b  1868] (charwoman).

Catherine died in 1902 (aged 38) 

Smith, James
[1864-19??] Born in Hinderclay, Suffolk.

He was a carter [1901]; a fish & potato frier [1911].

In [Q4] 1885, he married Emma Chapman [1865-19??] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Edgar
  3. Emma [b 1890] who was a mount chaser [1911]
  4. Rena May [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • 15 Ambler Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 176 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was nephew Bertie Marshall [b  Lincolnshire 1885] (sanitary shed labourer).

Living with them [in 1911] was ward Chapman Watson [b  Halifax 1901]

Smith, James
[1864-1950] Born in Rishworth.

He was a farmer.

In 1888, he married (1) Julia Ann Lumb [1866-1919] in Halifax.


Julia Ann was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Hubert [1888-1941] who was working on the family farm [1911]
  2. Jane Ellen [1891-1914] who was a cotton reeler [1911]
  3. Leonard
  4. Edgar [1895-1974] who was a cotton twiner [1911], a waterman [1950]
  5. Amy [1900-1976]
  6. Mabel [1902-1990] who married Ben Greenwood
  7. Nora who died in infancy

Julia Ann died 6th March 1919 (aged 52).

In 1925, he married (2) Annie Marsden [1886-1965] in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • Height Farm, Rishworth [1911]
  • New Barn, Rishworth [1919]
  • 2 Limes Avenue, Dewsbury Road, Elland [1950, 1965]

James died 21st October 1950.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,438 2/1d.

Probate was granted to his widow Annie, son Edgar, and Amy Gibbon (wife of William Herbert Gibbon).

Annie died at the Brown Cow, Scammonden [19th January 1865] (aged 70)  Probate records show that she left effects valued at £853.

Probate was granted to her daughter Mrs Mabel Greenwood.

Members of the family were buried at Rishworth Independent Church

Smith, James
[1866-19??] Born in Bradford.

He was a stationary engine man [1901] / a crane tenter (stone quarry) [1911].

In 1893, he married Sarah Normanton [1866-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah was born at Elland Edge
 

Children:

  1. Allan
  2. Lily [b 1896] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  3. Emma [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • Lower Fold, Dewsbury Road, Elland [1901]
  • 4 Lower Fold, Dewsbury Road, Elland [1911]
  • 9 Turnpike Street, Elland [1917]

Smith, James
[1890-1915] Aka James Smith Gawthorpe

Adopted son of Mary Gawthorpe of 35 Crossley Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [4th October 1915] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [40 & 41], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Rev James Albert
[1866-19??] Of Hallfold, near Whitworth.

He was Minister at Cloughfoot Congregational Chapel, Dulesgate [April 1890] / on the Todmorden Board of Guardians / President of the Todmorden Sunday School Union [1900] / Vice-president of the Todmorden Band of Hope Union.

On 3rd November 1891, he married Betsy Uttley from Facit.

Children:

  1. daughter [b 1904]

Smith, James Alfred

Smith, James Daniel
[1885-1916] Son of David Baines Smith.

Born in Gosforth, Cumberland.

He was a brickyard labourer [1901].

In [Q4] 1915, he married Eva Dixon in Halifax.

They had no children.

The family lived at 17 Thackray Street, Highroad Well.

During World War I, he had been in the Transvaal Scottish Volunteers for 12 months, when he enlisted [October 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 3rd September 1916 (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B].

His brother William Baines also died in the War.

His widow received a pension of 13/9d a week.

In [Q4] 1922, Eva married Bethel Heath in Halifax.

They lived at 18 New House Lane, Clayton Heights, Bradford

Smith, James William
[1886-1918] Son of Charlotte H. & Sam Smith of 3 Crossley Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with C Company 6th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He died 26th July 1918 (aged 32).

He was buried at Meteren Military Cemetery, France [II M 318].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Smith, Jane
[1843-1868] A nurse in the employ of Rev Anthony Plow who was one of the victims in the Vicarage murder.

She spied on Sarah Bell and Miles Weatherill, and reported their meetings back to the Vicar.

During the murder, Weatherill struck her several times with a hatchet and then shot her.

She was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden near to the grave of Rev Anthony John Plow. The graves have now gone

Smith, Jeremiah
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1674]

Smith, Job
[1842-1922] Son of Samuel Smith.

Born in Norland.

He was a worsted spinner [1851] / a finisher cloth [1861] / a woollen cloth finisher [1871] / a cloth finisher [1881, 1891] / a woollen dyer labourer [1901] / a dyer's labourer [1911].

In [Q1] 1865, he married (1) Betty Tettley Brearley [1840-1899] in Halifax.


Betty Tettley Brearley was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Alfred [b 1866] who was a woollen piecer [1881]
  2. Samuel [b 1868] who was a woollen weigher & scholar [1881]
  3. Sarah [b 1871] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
  4. William A [b 1873] who was a cloth fuller [1891]
  5. Charlotte Ann [b 1876] who was a worsted winder [1891] & married Newsam Cockerill
  6. Alice [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a woollen blanket weaver [1901]
  7. George [b 1879] who was a worsted doffer [1891], a worsted overlooker [1901]

On 2nd April 1904, he married (2) Sarah Ann Hartley at St John's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Halifax.


Sarah Ann (spinster), a cotton reeler of 13 Washer Lane, Sowerby Bridge, was the daughter of William Hartley (deceased), labourer
 

The family lived at

  • Mitchell's Buildings, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 15 Sutcliffe Road, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 15 Back Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 2 Washer Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

On Sunday 30th September 1906, daughter Alice was found drowned in the canal near Sterne Mill

Smith, Joe Watson
[1895-1975] Born in Boothtown.

He was a piece taker-in [1944].

On 22nd May 1920, he married Maggie Rowton [1887-19??] at Holy Trinity, Queensbury.


Maggie was born in Accrington
 

Children:

  1. Albert

Smith, Joe William
[1854-1???] Born at Ainley Top, Elland.

He was a clay miner & farmer of 14 acres [1881] / a clay miner [1891, 1901] / a farmer (dairy) [1911].

In 1872, he married Mary Robertshaw [1856-1???] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Old Lindley
 

Children:

  1. Emma Jane [b 1874] who was a worsted operative [1891], a woollen weaver [1901]
  2. Eliza Ann [b 1877] who was a worsted operative [1891]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1875] who was a silk hawker [1891]
  4. Robertshaw [1879-1886]
  5. Sarah [b 1881]
  6. Ben [b 1883] who was a farm labourer [1901]
  7. Christiana [b 1885] who was a woollen spinner [1901]
  8. Mary Ellen [b 1888]
  9. May [b 1890]
  10. Edward [b 1893] who was a weaver (woollen mill) [1911] and served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  11. Hilda [b 1895] who was a spinner (woollen mill) [1911]
  12. Jack

The family lived at

  • 15 Ainley Top, Elland, Halifax [1881]
  • Ainley Top, Elland [1891, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was brother-in-law Ben Robertshaw [b 1861] (brick labourer).

Ben was with them again in 1891; this time he was a widower (pot maker) with a son Eddie Robertshaw [b 1885]

Smith, John
[1???-18??] A woolcomber of Ovenden.

He married (1) Unknown.

On 26th August 1822, he married (2) Sarah Barrett of Northowram at Halifax Parish Church

Smith, John
[1???-18??] He was Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Local Board [15th April 1876-15th April 1877]

Smith, John
[16??-17??] Of Norland.

In 1738, he gave land for the Quaker Burial Ground, Sowerby Bridge

Smith, Rev John
[1646-1708] Dissenting minister at Mixenden.

He moved to Bradford.

He died 7th April 1708 (aged 63).

He was buried at Moor End Congregational Church, Pellon

Smith, John
[1685-1731] or Smyth.

Son of John Smyth.

He was educated at Lincoln College Oxford. He was JP for the West Riding.

He married Katherine Franke from Pontefract.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Catherine

His daughters inherited Scout Halls.

In his will, his father directed John to pay 40/- per year to the Vicar of Halifax for preaching a charity sermon, and 40/- to buy books and Bibles for the children at the charity school

After John's death, Katherine married Thomas Standish from Duxbury

Smith, John
[17??-18??] He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1776]
  2. Suse [b 1778]
  3. Betty [b 1781]
  4. Hannah [b 1786]
  5. Anne [b 1788]
  6. Martha [b 1788]
  7. Rachele [b 1790]
  8. John [b 1792]
  9. Mary [b 1821]
  10. Ann [b 1824]
  11. Martha [b 1826]
  12. Samuel [b 1829]
  13. Susy [b 1831]

The family lived at Lightcliffe.

Contributor Rose, writes

I believe that these Smiths are connected to the father of my step-grandmother's father, Arthur Smith [born Halifax 1881] and his wife, Sarah Ellen née Settle [b 1877] but I have yet to prove a connection


Question: Can anyone identify any of the family of John Smith – or possibly several different John and Elizabeth Smiths – or link them to Arthur Smith?

 

Smith, John
[17??-18??] A Skircoat weaver.

On 15th July 1816, he married Barbara Longbottom at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. David
  2. Mary [b 1821]
  3. Grace [b 1826]
  4. Joseph
  5. Isaac [b 1829]

The family lived at Southowram [1841].

John was dead by 1841

Smith, John
[17??-18??] Halifax attorney. He was articled to Lewis Alexander

Smith, John
[17??-1805] Halifax watchmaker. His obituary describes him as
A gentleman of much scientific knowledge, particularly on all subjects in electricity

Smith, Rev John
[1705-1768] MA.

Son of Rev Matthew Smith.

He was Minister at Warley Congregational Church [1724]. He served on alternate Sundays with Rev Joshua Cordingley.

He left Warley and succeeded his father as Minister at Moor End Congregational Church [1736-1753].

He inherited Mixenden Old Hall and sold it to Miranda Schofield, a spinster from Liverpool [1753].

He wrote a biography of his father as a part of a collection of his own sermons [1737]

In 1753, he moved to Bradford where he worked for the rest of his life.

In 1753, he wrote a

Treatise on Natural and Revealed Religion

He married Unknown [17??-1783].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. Thomas
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child

Like his father, he died [7th April 1768] (aged 63), shortly (4 days)  after suffering a stroke of the palsy.

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery

Smith, John
[18??-18??] Stone merchant of Brighouse.

Recorded in 1874, when he was a partner in Oates & Smith

Smith, John
[18??-18??] Manufacturer at Greetland.

In January 1862, he was declared bankrupt but this was annulled in February

Smith, John
[18??-18??] Joiner at Southowram.

In June 1868, he was declared bankrupt

Smith, John
[18??-19??] Stationmaster at Elland, then at Brighouse Railway Station. In 1901, he moved to Barnsley

Smith, John
[18??-19??] Ginger beer manufacturer at Stanage Lane, Shelf [1893]

Smith, John
[1803-18??] Born at Howcroft Head, Greetland [11th July 1803].

Baptised at Greetland Wesleyan Chapel [24th July 1803].

On 8th June 1829, he married Sarah Taylor.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Edward
  3. Albert Edward

In 1835, he established a dyeing business at Greetland.

His son joined the business for a time. When this was unsuccessful, John opened a new woollen-manufacturing venture at Scarbottom, Greetland. This also was unsuccessful.

After John's death, his sons took over the business

Smith, John
[1815-1???] Of Ovenden.

In 1839, he married Martha Haggas [1815-1891] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1840-1932]
  2. Eunice [1843-1891]
  3. Martha Ann [1845-1905]
  4. Edwin

Smith, John
[1826-1895] Woollen spinner at Halifax [1861].

In 1843, he married Sarah Ann Aaron


Sarah Ann was the daughter of
David Aaron
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1846]
  2. Sarah Jane [1848-1927]
  3. Emily [b 1850]
  4. John [b 1852]
  5. Sara [b 1856]
  6. Clara Ann [b 1856]
  7. Louisa Emma [b 1857]
  8. Walter [b 1858]

In 1861, his uncle Moses Aaron and aunt Hannah, were lodgers with John at 21 Winding Road, Halifax

Smith, John
[1832-1881] He was a butcher / landlord of the Salt Horn, Low Moor.

He married Unknown.

He married Hannah Greenwood

John died 8th May 1881 (aged 49).

He & other members of the family were buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard [K 1]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £412 5/-

Smith, John
[1833-18??] Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen weaver [1881, 1891].

In [Q3] 1868, he (possibly) married Betty Lumb [1842-18??] in Halifax.


Betty was born in Rishworth
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ada [b 1870] who was a worsted piecer [1881], a worsted drawer [1891], a woollen weaver [1901]
  2. Martha Ann [b 1872] who was a worsted twister [1891]
  3. Albert Wadsworth [b 1874] who was a woollen piecer [1891], a cloth finisher [1901]
  4. Sarah Jane [b 1876] who was a worsted twister [1891], a weaver (woollen) [1901]
  5. Frank Wadsworth [b 1880]
  6. David Wadsworth

The family lived at Brandy Hole, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871, 1881, 1891]; Wood View, Greetland [when Mary A. was head of the household 1901]

Smith, John
[1834-1905] Son of Ely Smith.

Born in Norland [4th December 1834].

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [March 1835].

He was a farmer [1851] / a coal & lime dealer [1861] / a coal merchant of Sowerby [1863] / a coal merchant [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901] / Chairman of Shepherd & Blackburn Limited [for 4 years until his death in 1905] / a member then Chairman of the Sowerby Bridge Board of Health.

In [Q1] 1863, he married Mary Anne Mackrell [1835-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Anne, of Skircoat, was born in Soyland, the daughter of William Mackrell, overlooker.

She died between the census of 1891 and 1901

 

The family lived at

Living with the widowed John in 1901 was visitor Mrs Sarah A Malkin [aged 40].

John had a cerebral haemorrhage [18th December 1905] and died at Ryburn Buildings [23rd December 1905].

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [25th December 1905]

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £10,113 18/10d. Probate was granted to Charles Aspinall Barron (accountant), John William Pilling and Thoro Mills (bookkeeper), C. A. Barron

In his will, he left £1000, the interest from which was to be devoted to the relief of poor widows and spinsters residing in the district

Smith, John
[1841-19??] Son of Dennis Smith, cabinet maker.

Born in Silsden.

He had been deaf & dumb since he was 6 years old.

He was a tailor [1871] / a master tailor [1881] / a tailor [1891] / a tailor & teacher for the Deaf & Dumb Society [1891] / a journeyman tailor [1901].

In 1871, he was living with John Thomas and his wife at 8 Brook Street, Halifax.

In [Q3] 1871, he married Lavinia, daughter of John Crossley at Halifax Parish Church.


Lavinia was also deaf and dumb – not from childhood
 

Children:

  1. Agnes [1873-1950] who was a draper's assistant [1891] and married Fred Arthur Smith
  2. Ethel [b 1875] who was a carpet design copyist [1891], a carpet designer [1901]

The family lived at

  • 7 Smith Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 58 St Augustine's Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 33 Horton Street, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] was lodger Harriet Ann Wosterton [aged 29] (table cover sewer; deaf & dumb).

In 1911, the widowed Lavinia and daughter Ethel were living at Gibraltar Road with daughter Agnes and her husband Fred Arthur Smith

Smith, John
[1845-1???] Son of John Smith, contractor.

Born in Halifax.

He was a warehouseman of Northowram [1873] / a worsted maker-up [1881].

In 1873, he married Emma Jane Pulman Collins at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Emma Jane was the daughter of
Joseph Pulman, and Margaret Collins
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1875]
  2. Tom [b 1877]
  3. Margaret A [b 1879] who was a spinner cotton [1891]

The family lived at 28 Foundry Street, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] was brother-in-law George Pulman Collins

Smith, John
[1848-1927] He married Grace.


Grace (née Sutcliffe) was the widow of
John Greenwood
 

Children:

  1. Sutcliffe
  2. Barrett [1875-1912]
  3. John William [1884-1898]

The family lived at Hamilton Hill [1900].

Grace died 25th January 1900 (aged 57).

John died 10th October 1927 (aged 79).

Members of the family were buried at Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel

Smith, John
[1865-19??] Born in Plumpton, Yorkshire.

He was a farm bailiffe [1911].

In [Q4] 1890, he married Lily Jane Lowe [1867-19??] in Halifax.


Lily Jane was born in Soyland
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1892] who was a bobbin carrier [1941]
  2. Fred
  3. Gladys May [b 1895] who was a worsted spinner [1911]

The family lived at

Smith, John
[1891-1916] Son of Joseph Smith

He was a member of King Cross Wesleyan Church & Sunday School / a carter [1911] / a teamer in the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway goods yard.

He was in the Cycling Corps of Volunteers for 3 years, but chose not to join the Regular Army, on account of his mother's wishes.

During World War I, he enlisted in August 1914, and joined the Territorials. He later transferred to the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  where he served as a Private.

In 1915, he went to the Front, and took part in engagements at Loos.

He was wounded when a shell hit the billet, and died in hospital the next day [21st May 1916] (aged 26).

He was buried at Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, France [A 30].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on King Cross Wesleyan Sunday School Memorial

Smith, John
[1895-1916] Son of James Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a doffer [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax with the Highland Light Infantry, then served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He was killed in action [25th September 1916] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [4A & 4D], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Frank was killed in an airship accident [1921]

Smith, John Benjamin
[1865-1938] Born in Elland.

He was a clay miner for a brick works [1901] – (possibly) Wilkinson's Clay Works, Elland / a clay miner underground [1911].

In 1892, he married Elizabeth in Halifax.


Elizabeth (née Tudor) was the widow of Rowland Holroyd
 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Annice Mary [b 1896] who was a cotton slubber tenter [1911]
  3. Gladys [1899-1979] who was a part-time worsted spinner [1911]
  4. James Norman Tudor [1902-1984]
  5. Emily [1906-1971]

The family lived at

  • 25 Blackley End, Elland [1901]
  • 13 Broad Carr Terrace, Holywell Green [1911, 1917]

Smith, John Edward
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor with Rice-Jones & Smiths [1934].

He qualified in October 1921

Smith, John H.
[18??-191?] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, John R.
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Machine Gun Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, John Thomas
[18??-1918] Of Wainstalls.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 5th August 1918.

He was buried at Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium [IV F 24].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, John Wilfred
[1919-1943] Son of Betsy & H. W. Smith of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 80 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 9th July 1943 (aged 24).

He was buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand [8 D 52].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, John William
[1879-1918] Son of Annie & William Butterworth.

In [Q4] 1903, he married Christina Hargreaves Rostron in Todmorden.

They lived at 13 Merrybents Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 42nd Division Signal Company Royal Engineers.

He died 28th March 1918 (aged 39).

He was buried at Couin New British Cemetery, France [C 10]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, John William
[1895-1916] Son of G. Smith of 14 Milk Street, Halifax.

He was a reservist.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [13th February 1916] (aged 21).

He was buried at St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France [II B 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, John William
[1923-1947] Son of Elizabeth Anna & John William Smith, market porter, of 19 Ovenden Terrace, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Artillery.

21 Lt. A.A. Regiment.

He died at Queensbury Sanatorium [6th March 1947] (aged 24).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [O 276D]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £367 13/5d.

Administration was granted to his parents

Smith, Rev Jonas
[18??-18??] Minister at Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1845-1847]

Smith, Jonas
[1854-1927] Son of Enoch Smith, delver.

Born in Haworth.

He was a delver of Warley [1874] / a quarryman [1881] / a stone quarryman [1891] / a stone quarry delver [1901] / a stone quarry man [1911].

On 3rd December 1874, he married Mary Ann Pickles [1853-1923] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, of Warley, was born in Midgley, the daughter of Jonathan Pickles, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Emma Jane [born out of wedlock 1874] who was a worsted twister [1891], a worsted reeler [1901]
  2. Enoch [1878-1883]
  3. Ann [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted winder [1901], a worsted reeler [1911]
  4. Arthur
  5. Rebecca [b 1885] who was a worsted winder [1901], a worsted reeler [1911]
  6. Bertha [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a weaver worsted [1911]
  7. Edwy / Edeoy [b 1890] who was a farmer's man (cow man) [1911]
  8. Mabel [b 1892] who was a weaver worsted [1911]
  9. Ephraim
  10. Dick [b 1896] who was a clogger [1911]

The family lived at

  • Cottage, Upper Height Farm, Warley [1881]
  • Lower Slack, Warley [1891]
  • Rose Cottage, Illingworth, Halifax [1901]
  • Rose Cottage, Hayes Lane, Mixenden [1911]
  • Turner Farm, Ogden

Sons Arthur & Ephraim died in World War I

Smith, Jonathan
[18??-1883] Of Halifax.

He was a member of Halifax Town Council [1849-1862].

He died 7th June 1883.

See West Yorkshire Railway Company

Smith, Joseph
[17??-18??] He married Susannah.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Christiana who married Mr Broadbent
  3. Samuel
  4. Priscilla
  5. Charles
  6. Sidney
  7. James

The family lived at Salterhebble

Smith, Joseph
[17??-18??] Wine and brandy merchant at Silver Street, Halifax [1809]

Smith, Joseph
[17??-18??] He had a dyeing business in Woolshops.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Samuel

Smith, Joseph
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah [18??-1863] who was the first wife of Joseph Crossley

Smith, Joseph
[18??-18??] In a report produced in 1850 under the Public Health Act, he was recorded as keeping a lodging house in Southowram which had 3 rooms, 6 beds, 10 lodgers, and no privy

Smith, Joseph
[18??-19??] In 1865, he established business as a fish, game, poultry and fruit salesman at New Market, Halifax, and a wholesale business in 52-57 the Piece Hall

Smith, Joseph
[18??-19??] Farmer at Beeston Hall, Ripponden [1905]

Smith, Joseph
[18??-19??] Around 1900, he had business making cloth washing equipment Water Street, Brighouse

Smith, Joseph
[1814-1887] Born in Elland / Greetland.

He was a dyer [1841] / a woollen spinner [1851] / a woollen car?? [1861] / a woollen manufacturer employing 9 men, 13 women, 5 boys [1871] / a woollen manufacturer employing 47 hands [1881]

He established Joseph Smith & Sons at North Dean Mill, West Vale.

On 27th November 1833, he married Mary Ann Jackson [1813-185?], born in Norland, at Elland Parish Church.


Mary Ann died before the 1861 census
 

Children:

  1. John [1834-1911] who was a woollen spinner [1851]
  2. Sarah Ann [1835-1908] who was a cotton piecener [1851] & married Joseph Chadwick Ingham
  3. twins Benjamin
  4. Joseph [b 1837]
  5. Jackson [1840-1852]
  6. Maria [1842-1911]
  7. William Henry
  8. Allen
  9. Ann [b 1848]
  10. Mary Jane [1851-1910]
  11. Alice [1853-1880]
  12. Ely Jackson [1856-1880]

The family lived at Little Bradley [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881].

He died at West Vale [15th November 1887].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £3,038.

His will was proved by his sons Benjamin, William Henry and Allen

Smith, Joseph
[1826-1853] Son of John Smith.

He married Phoebe [1826-1914].

Joseph died 19th October 1853 (aged 27).

Phoebe died 21st March 1914 (aged 87).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3272] next to his brother David

Smith, Joseph
[1863-19??] Son of William Smith, wiremaker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer of Hanson lane, Halifax [1887] / a general labourer [1891] / a machine broker's labourer [1901] / a mechanic's labourer for tool maker [1911].

In 1887, he married Harriet Priestley at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet, of Hanson Lane, Halifax, was the daughter of
Job Priestley.

She was a frame tenter [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1888] who was a worsted bobbin taker-off [1901]
  2. Lewis
  3. Arthur
  4. Edith [b 1895] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  5. Walter [b 1898]

The family lived at

  • 9 Hob Houses, Corporation Street, Halifax [1891]
  • Fenny Royd Lodge, Halifax Road, Hipperholme [1901]
  • 2 Freedom Street, Commercial Road, Halifax [1911]
  • 23 Richardson Street, Pellon Lane [1916]
  • 7 Lower Exley, Halifax

Living with them [in 1891] were brother-in-law Arthur Priestley (general labourer) and sister-in-law Elizabeth Priestley (frame tenter).

Sons Lewis & Arthur died in World War I.

Harriet died [Q4] 1916

Smith, Joseph
[1864-19??] Son of John Smith, carter.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a fruiterer of King Cross [1887] / a coal dealer [1891] / a coal merchant & fruiterer [1901] / a retail fruiterer [1911].

In 1887, he married Priscilla Elizabeth North at Halifax Parish Church.


Priscilla Elizabeth, of Savile Park, was born in Ovenden, the daughter of John Wesley North, carter
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Elsie [b 1892] who was a hat pin maker [1911]
  3. Ellen H [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • 16 Farrar Street, Skircoat, Halifax [1891]
  • 22 Trafalgar Square, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 Paradise Row, Halifax [1911]

Smith, Joseph
[1872-1925] Son of Mary & James Smith, mason.

Born in Halifax.

He was

an overlooker of Siddal [1895] / a worsted spinning overlooker [1911].

On 2nd February 1895, he married Amelia Marlow [1871-1941] at Halifax Parish Church.


Amelia, of Bank Hall, Barkisland, was born in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, the daughter of Charles Marlow, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Abraham
  2. Lawrence [b 1901] who was a clay miner [1941]
  3. Evelyn [1906-1941] who married [Q1 1933] Clifford Kershaw

The family lived at 16 Penuel Place, Siddal [1901, 1911, 1916, 1941].

Living with them [in 1901] was Joseph's widowed mother Mary Smith [b 1833] and niece Sarah H U Smith [b 1881] (card room hand).

Amelia died 30th March 1941.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at.

Administration was granted to children Lawrence and Evelyn

Members of the family were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell: Joseph [19th May 1925]; Amelia [2nd April 1941]; Evelyn [10th September 1941]

Smith, Joseph
[1894-1918] His parents lived at 8 Church Street, Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 11th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 1st April 1917 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [81-84], on Brighouse War Memorial, on the Memorial at Bethel Chapel, Brighouse, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Smith, Joseph
[1899-1916] Son of Mrs Margaret Smith of 4 Alfred Street, Queen's Road, Halifax.

He was a pony driver at Charlestown New Colliery.

He lived at 2 South Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [8th July 1916] (aged 17).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [11C & 12A], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Smith, Joseph
[1911-1941] Son of Edith & Joseph Smith.

He married Ethel.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the 4th Queen's Own Hussars Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 17th April 1941 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Athens Memorial, Greece [1]

Smith, Rev Joseph Arthur
[18??-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1898-1901], Curate at Hebden Bridge [1911], and Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot [1919-1934]. In 1934, he left to become vicar of Wragby

Smith, Joseph Rideal
[1837-1915] He became a well-known local artist and produced a popular series of prints entitled Old Halifax

Smith, Joshua
[1522-1???] Vicar of Elland [1596] – possibly only deputy

Smith, Joshua
[16??-16??] Of Sowerby.

A Quaker.

He built the Quaker House in Sowerby Street.

In November 1673, he, James Brooksbank and Robert Ramsden, were arrested and taken to York for refusing to take the churchwardens' oath,

although they had faithfully served the office

In York, they each paid £6 and were released

Smith, Joshua
[16??-16??] Of Halifax. A Quaker. In 1679, he was committed for refusing the Oath of Allegiance tendered to him. He was ordered to be brought to Doncaster Sessions

Smith, Joshua
[1687-1750] Of Hove Edge.

Son of Mary and Mr Smith, and half-brother of General Joshua Guest

He married Mary [1698-1761].

Children:

  1. Sammy

Joshua and Mary his wife were buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard.

The grave of Joshua and other members of his family, can be seen in the graveyard of Lightcliffe Old Church

Smith, Joshua
[1833-1906] Founder of Joshua Smith Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Randolph

He was killed after being struck by an engine while walking on the line near Cornholme Station on 19th April 1906

Smith, Joshua Harold
[1891-1915] Son of Mary Ellen (née Blezard) [1861-1941] & Cicero Smith [1856-1930] of 23 Park Road, Southport.

He was born in Southport.

He lived at Woodlands, Todmorden.

He died at Gallipoli [12th August 1915] (aged 24).

He was buried at Redoubt Cemetery, Gallipolli [XII A 3]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £328 12/8d.

Administration was granted to his father.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Jubal
[1835-1920]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1863-1949] who married James Arthur Sutcliffe

Jubal died 13th December 1920 (aged 85).

He was buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Smith, Kenneth
[1910-1940] BSc.

Son of Nora & Harry Smith.

Born in Conisborough.

He was educated at Sheffield University [1932] / a games player / a member of Halifax RUFC / science master at Greetland Senior School / a Territorial.

In [Q4] 1938, he married Winifred Grace Sheffield in Edmonton.

Children:

  1. Jeremy S. [b 1939]

The family lived at 271 Saddleworth Road, Greetland.

During World War II, he enlisted [May 1939], and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in the Battle of France [21st May 1940] (aged 29).

He was buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [8 C 5].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £442 8/2d.

Administration was granted to his widow Winifred Grace

Smith, Leonard
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the 2nd W. R. Brigade

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Smith, Leonard
[1893-1918] Son of James Smith.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton twiner [1911].

He served in World War I.

He died 29th November 1918.

He is buried in the family grave at Rishworth Independent Church.

He is remembered on Rishworth War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint John the Divine, Rishworth, and on the Memorial at Rishworth Independent Church

Smith, Leslie Ambrose
[1898-1917] Son of Thomas Smith.

He was a member of St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax / a member of St Bernard's Catholic Association / a creeler (carpet works) [1911] / an apprentice joiner with Fielding & Bottomley at New Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [15th September 1916], and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died of wounds at No.34 Casualty Clearing Station [8th March 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France [III C 48].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Smith, Lewis
[1852-1916] Born in Scotland.

He was a blacksmith [1911].

He married Jane Riddell [1853-1936].


Jane was born in Scotland
 

Children:

  1. George Alexander
  2. Edgar
  3. son
  4. son

The family lived at 63 Willow Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911].

Sons George Alexander & Edgar died in World War I, and another son was serving in India, and one of France

Smith, Lewis
[1853-1932] Son of Matthew Smith.

Born in Birmingham.

He was a cotton doubler [1881].

In 1876, he married Elizabeth Ostler [1860-1???] from Howden, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1878]
  2. Alec Ostler [b 1879]
  3. Gilbert [b 1882]

The family lived at 3 Clay Pits, Halifax [1881].

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Smith, Lewis
[1890-1916] Son of Joseph Smith.

Born in Halifax [29th May 1890].

He was a general labourer at iron foundry [1911] and labourer of Hob Houses, Birks Hall Lane, Halifax [1914].

In 1914, he married Rose Annie Braithwaite [1889-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Rose Annie, of Cromwell Mount, Warley, was the daughter of Edwin Braithwaite, driver
 

They lived at 1 Cromwell Mount, Camp End, Warley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd R. M. Battalion R. N. Div Royal Marine Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died as a direct result of enemy action [12th November 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [1A], and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

His mother Harriet died later that year [Q4] 1916.

His brother Arthur and brother-in-law William Henry Braithwaite also died in the War

Smith, Louis
[1876-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a warehouse man [1911].

In 1907, he married Elizabeth in Plymouth.


Elizabeth (née Truscott) was born in Plymouth.

She was the widow of Mr Oxley

 


It is not known whether Elizabeth's husband Oxley died, or they were never married, or this was a bigamous marriage
 

The family lived at 73 York Crescent, Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he served with the Royal Rifles.

He was was blinded and discharged from the Army. He was subsequently admitted to St Dunstan's home for the blind.

His stepsons also served in World War I: Harry Stanley Peter Oxley was killed, and Walter Samuel Oxley was wounded

Smith, Louis
[1898-1917] Son of Edwin Smith.

He was a piecer [1911] / a cabinet maker with Mr Jowett of Ovenden.

During World War I, he enlisted [22nd September 1916], and served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [19th July 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension, France [C 15].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Lucius Frederick Moses Bottomley
[1860-1934] Son of Rev Frederick Smith.

He was Suffragan Bishop at Knaresborough.

On 13th February 1884, he married Lucy Catherine Gibson Bottomley at St Peter's Church, Rawdon.


Lucy was the daughter of Moses Bottomley
 

Smith, M.
[18??-191?] Of 17 Alfred Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax

Smith, Marcel Francis Conran
[18??-1915]

In 1905, he married Hilda Crossley [1842-1891] in Ripon.


Hilda, was the daughter of
Louis John Crossley,
 

Children:

  1. S. C. [19??-1944]

Smith, Rev Matthew
[1???-18??] Minister of Halifax & Birmingham

Smith, Rev Matthew
[1650-1736] MA.

Dissenting preacher influential in the Mixenden district

Smith, Matthew
[1819-1880] Son of Thomas Smith.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised at Northgate End Chapel, Halifax.

He was employed in the counting house of Jeremiah Sharp Browne / manager at their works in Tintern Abbey / a member of Halifax Town Council [1868-1880] / a Governor of Heath Grammar School [1880].

In 1864, he left Jeremiah Sharpe Brown and returned to Halifax where he went into partnership with his brother Frederick.

He presented the sundial in People's Park.

In 1842, he married Mary Sutcliffe Holroyd in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Hannah H. [b 1844]
  2. George
  3. Michael Holroyd
  4. Frederick
  5. Joseph H. [1850-1860?]
  6. Lewis
  7. Herbert [b 1854]
  8. Mary Harriet [b 1862]
  9. Bertha Florence
  10. Gertrude [b 1864]

He was Mayor of Halifax [1879 (November)-1880 (March)].

He collapsed and died suddenly [31st March 1880] at the age of 61, after only a few months in office

Smith, Sir Matthew Arnold Bracy
[1879-1959] Son of Frederick Smith. Halifax-born painter educated at Heath Grammar School.

Smith, Michael Holroyd
[1847-1932] Son of Matthew Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was an engineer who built several electric trams to test his theories and designs for tramways. He installed a working tramway at Louis John Crossley's home at Moorside, Halifax. He installed electric lighting at Moorside, and a telephone system in Crossley's mill at Dean Clough.

In 1883, Halifax councillorspioneering as ever – rejected his designs, but in 1885 he constructed a 2-mile long tramway on Blackpool promenade – see Henry Charles McCrea.

In March 1892, he installed an experimental electric tram for Bradford Corporation.

He invented a boomerang.

He married Anne (Daisy) Williams [1848-1934] from Pen y Bont, Radnorshire, Wales.


Anne the daughter of Rev Ebenezer Williams
 

Children:

  1. Naomi
  2. Maud [b 1877]
  3. Dorothy Eunice G. [b 1879]
  4. Daisy [b 1880]
  5. Graham [b 1883]
  6. Eleanor Leslie [b 1884]
  7. Owen Stanley [b 1887]
  8. Erica Juliet [b 1890]

The family moved to London, and all the children adopted the surname Royde-Smith.

He moved to Wales. He died at his home, Maenan Hall, Llanwrst, North Wales

Smith, Mrs Nancy
[1765-1860] She lived with her son-in-law, Isaac Horsfall. She died at the age of 95, and her obituary recorded that
She lived to see the fifth generation of her descendants. She was the mother of 10 children; grandmother of 77; great-grandmother of 108; great-great-grandmother of 4; a total of 199

Smith, Naomi Gwladys Royde
[1875-1???] Daughter of Michael Holroyd Smith. She used the name Naomi Gwladys Royde-Smith.

In 1926, she married Ernest Milton at Barnstaple

Smith, Newton
[18??-1904] A fitter with Woodhouse & Mitchell in Brighouse.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

On 1st April 1904, he and Lloyd Dewhirst Summerscales were found dead in a small cabin, suffocated by carbon monoxide from a furnace where they were working at the Ardsley Iron Works, Leeds.

Smith's widow, was awarded £150 with a further £150 to be invested for their 3 children

Smith, Norman
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the 2nd W. R. Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Smith, Percy
[18??-19??] Son of Mr Smith.

A member of the Smith family who ran a boot and shoe business at 6 Stainland Road, West Vale

Smith, Peter Allen
[1914-1975] MIPE, M, Inst, BE.

Son of Henry Clifford Smith.

Born in Halifax.

He was a Director of Frederick Smith & Company [1949].

He lived at Westwood Halifax

He was buried at Warley Town Cemetery in his parents' grave

Smith, Raby
[18??-1918] He is also recorded as Riley Smith.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [12th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [8 & 9], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Randolph
[1866-1913] Partner in Joshua Smith Limited

Smith, Richard
[17??-1763] Founder and first minister of Wainsgate Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1750-1763]

Smith, Richard
[17??-1795] Hatter in Halifax [1765]

Smith, Richard
[18??-18??] Corn miller at Walsden [1850].

On 16th February 1850, John Fielden, a miller, was killed at the mill

Smith, Richard
[18??-19??] Iron and tinplate worker at Hebden Bridge Mill [1905]

Smith, Dr Richard Thomas
[1???-1???] LSA, FRCS.

Doctor at Hebden Bridge. In November 1869, he was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons

Smith, Riley

Smith, Rev Robert
[1749-1822] He was a student at Scott's Academy at Heckmondwike. He was an unordained Minister of Bridge End Congregational Church [1784]. He left and moved to Leek, Staffordshire because he was treated unfairly. In 1802, he moved to Nantwich where he died

Smith, Robert
[18??-19??] Coach builder at West Parade Carriage Works, Halifax.

He lived at 33 Cromwell Street, Halifax [1905]

See Smith & Booth

Smith, Rev Robert
[1815-1897] Born in Preston, East Yorkshire.

He was a Primitive Methodist minister at Halifax [1839].

In [Q3] 1842, he married Priscilla Gaukroger [1811-1899] in Halifax.


Priscilla was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary Martha [1843-1912]
  2. Emma Susannah [1845-1905] who was born in Warley [12th April 1845] & married Rev George Newton
  3. Anna Matilda Eastwood [1846-1929]
  4. Sarah Ruth [b 1848]
  5. Jonathan William [1850-1880] who was a chemist
  6. Robert Arthur [b 1856]

Robert and Priscilla died in York

Smith, Robert
[1851-1907] Born in Coxwold (Cowkwoold), North Yorkshire.

He was a coachman (domestic) [1881] / a coachman domestic servant [1891] / public house manager at the Bacchus, Halifax [1901, 1905]

In 1871, he married Margaret Bell [1834-1???] from Skelton, in Knaresborough. In 1901, Margaret was public house keeper at the Bacchus.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1872] who was a card board box maker [1891]
  2. Edward [b 1877] who was a worsted mill operative [1891]

The family lived at

  • Marvell Square, Skircoat, Halifax [1881]
  • King Cross Road, Halifax [1891]
  • the Bacchus, 10 & 12 King Street, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1891] was widowed mother-in-law Elizabeth Bell [aged 79].

In 1911, the widowed Margaret was living at 3a Foundry Street, Northgate, Halifax with railway shunter Edward Smith [aged 34], wife Florence [aged 34], and children Ethel [b  1903], Ivy [b 1905], Doris [b 1906], and 4 boarders

Smith, Robert
[1856-1905] Born in Wakefield.

He was a green grocer [1901].

On 23rd September 1876, he married Mary Ellen Jackson [1855-1937] at All Saints, Wakefield.


Mary Ellen was born in Rotherham
 

Children:

  1. Amy [1877-1955] who was a worsted spinner [1901] and married Rowland Turner
  2. Alice [b 1882] who was a worsted spinner [1900]
  3. Ernest A. [b 1884] who was a finisher [1901]
  4. Harry [b 1886] who was a grocer's assistant [1901]
  5. Edith [1888-1950] who was a worsted doffer [1901] and married Horace Sykes
  6. Florence [b 1890]

The family lived at 31 Chapel Lane, Salterhebble [1901]

Smith, Robert
[19??-19??] Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1963-1965]

Smith, Robert Harrington
[18??-1???] Son of Samuel Smith.

He was a manufacturer at Halifax

Smith, Robert Henry
[1885-1915] Son of Thomas Henry Smith, police officer.

Born in West Hartlepool.

He was a plasterer of The Square, Halifax [1908] / a plasterer [1911] / employed by Thomas Archer, Bedford Street.

In [Q4] 1908, he married Violetta Gledhill at Halifax Parish Church.


Violetta was the daughter of Edward Gledhill
 

The family lived at

  • 4 Crib Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 11 Back Beacon Terrace, Claremount [1915]

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1914], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by a shell whilst on duty in the trenches [24th December 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [20], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His father-in-law [?] Willie Arthur Gledhill also died in the War

Smith, Robert Philip
[1915-1942] Son of Amy & John Richard Smith of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 30th June 1942 (aged 27).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F C 68]

Smith, Rodney
[18??-19??] Aka Gypsy Smith.

A popular preacher and evangelist who gave up his Romany life to preach around the world.

He is recorded preaching at Hebden Bridge Evangelical Mission [15th April 1908] and Halifax [1917].

Uncle of Rev George Bramwell Evens

Smith, Royal Lister
[1876-19??] Son of Lister Smith, woolsorter.

He was a clerk of 3 Carr Terrace, Luddenden [1903].

On 13th January 1903, he married Edith Murgatroyd.


Edith was the daughter of
Enoch Murgatroyd
 

Smith, Sam
[1???-18??] He had a cotton spinning business at Cooper House Mills, Luddendenfoot in the late 1840s.

When business failed – during the Cotton Famine – the mills closed.

The only mills working in the area were the newly-built Copley Mill, Thompson's corn mill, and Turner's woollen mill at Longbottom.

Robert Whitworth & Company bought the mills [1850s]

Smith, Sammy
[1735-1777] Son of Joshua Smith of Hove Edge.

Baptised 29th July 1735.

Nephew of General Joshua Guest.

On the death of his uncle Joshua and his aunt Sarah, Sammy inherited Joshua's property.

He was buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard.

The grave of Sammy and other members of his family, can be seen in the graveyard of Lightcliffe Old Church

Smith, Samuel
[17??-18??] Possibly Saul.

He was one of the founders of Luddendenfoot Wesleyan Methodist Church / partner in Samuel & William Smith

Smith, Samuel
[18??-18??] He was a member of Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street. He entered the ministry. He published a popular Chant Book and Tune Book

Smith, Samuel
[18??-19??] Grease extractor at King Cross Street, Halifax.

In February 1879, he was declared bankrupt with liabilities of £1,096 1/4d and assets of £75

Smith, Samuel
[18??-19??] Farmer at Thrum Hall, Ripponden [1905]

Smith, Samuel
[18??-19??] Co-founder of Smith, Bulmer & Company Limited.

When the partnership was dissolved [1916], he acquired Clough Mills at Shelf from Nettleton & Rhodes and established Sam Smith (Shelf) Limited

Smith, Samuel
[1804-1873] JP.

Son of Joseph Smith.

Born in Skircoat.

He established Samuel Smith & Brothers dyers at Field Head, Horton, one of the largest works of its kind in Bradford

Smith, Samuel
[1807-18??] Born in Norland.

He was a farmer [1841] / a waste dealer [1851, 1861].

He married Mary Ann [1809-18??].

Children:

  1. David [b 1829] who was a cloth fuller [1851]
  2. Martha Ellen [b 1832] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  3. Anna / Hannah [b 1835] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  4. Charles [b 1838] who was a worsted spinner [1851], a finisher of cloth [1861]
  5. Grace [b 1840] who was a worsted spinner [1851, 1861]
  6. Job [b 1842] who was a worsted spinner [1851], a finisher cloth [1861]
  7. Parker [b 1845] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  8. George Baron [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  9. Ann [b 1851]
  10. Ruth [b 1853]
  11. Joseph [b 1857]

The family lived at

  • Hollinwell, Norland [1841]
  • Stormer Hill, Norland [1851]
  • 7 Stormer Hill, Norland [1861]

Smith, Samuel
[1861-19??] Son of William Smith, woolsorter.

Born in Norland.

He was a clerk of Sowerby [1887] / a cashier [1891] / a commercial traveller [1901] / a commercial traveller (dried fruits) [1911].

In 1887, he married Margaret Fielding at St Peter's Church, Sowerby


Margaret, of Sowerby Bridge, was born in Warley, the daughter of
James Fielding
 

Children:

  1. Reginald Fielding (Smith) [b 1889] who was a commercial traveller (dried fruits) [1911]
  2. Margaret Phyllis [b 1892]
  3. William Fielding
  4. Dorothy Hannah [b 1896]
  5. Winifred [b 1900]
  6. Charles Llewelyn [b 1902]
  7. Ethel Janie Maud [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 23 Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 10 Westfield Place, Halifax [1901]
  • Glenwells, Clover Hill, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] were sister-in-law Jane Fielding [b  1860] and niece Elizabeth Fielding [b 1881] (sewing machine shop assistant) 

Smith, Samuel
[1872-1945] He was a warehouse man for a carpet maker / employed by Crossley's.

In 1894, he married Emma Pullan [1872-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Raymond Pullan (Smith) [b 1896]
  2. Frank
  3. Wilfred
  4. Barbara

The family lived at 7 Tatham's Court, Halifax

Smith, Samuel
[1878-19??] He was a coal merchant [1911].

In [Q2] 1905, he married Emma Lilian Saltonstall at Barton upon Irwell.


Emma Lilian was the daughter of
Elijah Saltonstall
 

Children:

  1. Muriel [b 1907]

The family lived at 57 Woodland Grove, Blackpool [1911]

Smith, Samuel
[1882-1917] Son of Alice & Richard Smith of 2 Beecher Place, Rochdale.

He was a foreman for W. L. Sandbach & Company Hope Street Mills, Todmorden.

He married Emma.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child

They lived at 89 Prince Street, Madeley, Shropshire.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Lancashire Fusiliers, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Border Regiment.

He was killed in action [8th May 1917] (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [6]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Samuel
[1892-1915] Son of Mr Smith.

He was a carpet weaver Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax [1911] / a member of Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, Halifax / a Territorial [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with A Company 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Ypres, by a sniper's bullet which passed through his head [24th August 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [20], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Samuel Milne
[1837-1910] Son of Samuel Smith.

He was a master pattern dyer [1861] / a dyer [1871]

In 1867, he married Anne Eliza Clark [1847-1???] from Clapton, in Hackney.

Children:

  1. Louisa Milne [b 1868]
  2. Bertram Henry Milne [b 1869]
  3. Preston Milne [b 1871]
  4. Eustace Milne [b 1873]
  5. Gertrude Milne [b 1874]

The family lived at

  • Field House, Horton, Bradford [1871]
  • Cliff Hill, Warley [1873]
  • Calverley House, Bradford [1881, 1891]

By Royal licence, granted in December 1877, he changed the family's surname from Smith to Milne, and was allowed to bear the arms of Milne.


Question: Can anyone confirm that he became Samuel Milne Milne, and all his children had a middle name of Milne and they, too, became Milne Milne?

 

Smith, Sarah
[1846-1856] On 12th August 1856, the 10-year-old was injured at Akroyd's Mill at Copley.

She had been working on a spinning frame when her clothing was caught in the driving band and she was pulled round the drum. Her legs and feet were fractured and torn.

She died the following morning.

The jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death and the deputy coroner recommended that

mill owners should not allow their workpeople to go underneath the machinery for any purpose whilst it is in motion

About a week later, another young worker, John Milner, was badly injured at the same mill

Smith, Sidney
[1907-1944] Son of Florence & Joe Smith of Brighouse

He married Unknown.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Pioneer Corps.

He died 30th March 1944 (aged 37).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F C 547]

Smith, Sidney Fisher
[1891-19??] Son of Isaac Smith.

He was a railway porter [1911] / employed by Drake's of Ovenden.

On 8th May 1916, he married Alice Mark in Halifax.


Alice was the daughter of George Mark of Commercial Road, Halifax
 

They lived at 6 Health Street, Commercial Road [1916].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the West Riding Regiment.

He went to the Front in April 1915.

He was reported missing from 3rd September 1916.

He was later found to be a POW in Dulman, Germany

Smith, Rev Sidney Marshall
[1869-1930] MA.

Born in Preston, Lancashire.

He was Curate at Halifax for 9 years [1892-1901].

In 1901, he was appointed curate at St Edward's, Cambridge, before becoming Vicar of Hebden Bridge [1903].

During his incumbency, many alterations were made to Hebden Bridge Parish Church and the Sunday School.

He lived at Hebden Bridge Vicarage [1911].

Living with him in 1911 were visitors Rev Edwin Teale and George Herbert Marshall [aged 21] (university student) 

In 1919, he left to become Vicar of Holy Trinity Church. He remained there until 1924 when he resigned for reasons of health and joined the staff of Halifax Parish Church as an honorary curate.

In 1925, he was appointed an honorary canon at Wakefield Cathedral.

He never married.

He died in May 1930 and his ashes were scattered on the hills above Hebden Bridge

Smith, Solomon
[1811-1889] MRCS.

Born in Sutton Coldfield.

He was an early member of the Smith family of Halifax.

He was a surgeon [1851].

He married Mary Laura [1810-1???].


Mary Laura was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Solomon Charles
  2. Edward James [b 1845]
  3. Harriet [b 1847]
  4. Arthur William [b 1849]

The family lived at 5 Carlton Street, Halifax [1851]

Smith, Solomon Charles
[1842-1903] MD.

Son of Solomon Smith.

Born in Halifax [11th March 1842].

He was Surgeon of Halifax / Consultant Medical Officer at the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1895].

He was Medical Officer for Halifax Union Workhouse [1845], and, for 36 years, Honorary and Consulting surgeon at Royal Halifax Infirmary.

On 1st February 1871, he married Mary White.


Mary was the daughter of Edward White of York and Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Charles Vincent
  2. Florence Gertrude [1873-1873]
  3. Arthur Lionel Hall [1874-1939]
  4. Ethel Mary [b 1875]
  5. Maud Winifred [b 1879]

The family lived at

  • 2 Carlton Place, Halifax [1874]
  • Walton on Thames [1903]

He died 5th April 1903.

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [C 96 B].

The epitaph on his memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Smith, Stafford Stocks
[1883-1917] Son of Edwin Smith.

Born in Salford

He was a Lieutenant in the Canadian Infantry, New Brunswick Regiment 44th Battalion.

In 1906, he married Martha Glascor in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

He died in Calais, France

Smith, Stanley
[1893-1917] Son of David Smith.

Born in Hove Edge.

He was a cotton twiner [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 27th November 1917 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [6 & 7], on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour at Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden.

His brother Ernest also died in the War, 5 days later

Smith, Stanley
[1897-19??] MM.

Son of Charley Smith.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a member of Northowram Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a teacher in the Sunday School / an office boy for insurance broker [1911] / employed by Morrell, grocers, Westgate, Bradford.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1915], and served as a Private with the M.T.A.S.C., Headquarters Staff, Heavy Artillery Group, R.G.A., B.E.F.

He was drafted to France [June 1916].

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917] for


gallant action on the field
 

He survived the War

Smith, Mrs Susan
[1816-19??] Daughter of Joseph Sutcliffe.

Born in Stubbin, Hebden Bridge.

In 1854, she married Thomas Smith [18??-1893] in Halifax.

In 1854, the couple sailed to New Plymouth, New Zealand on the ship Joseph Fletcher.

She was described as

one of the pioneer settlers of Taranaki, New Zealand

On 6th November 1860, Thomas took part in the Battle of Mahoetahi in the First Taranaki War. Several of his fellow settlers were killed. Their home was burned by the Maori. The couple sailed to England but returned to New Zealand shortly afterwards.

After her husband's death, she sailed to England and back many times.

A 1912 newspaper report on the occasion of her 96th birthday said that

she had made 6 journeys to New Zealand, the last being at the age of 92. On her last trip, she showed her nautical hardiness by being the only passenger to appear at the breakfast table one morning

Smith, Susannah
[1807-1897] Of Pastureside Farm and Clough House in Walsden.

Born Todmorden [23rd December 1807].

She married Reuben Haigh

She died 13th January 1897.

He is buried in the family grave at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Smith, Sutcliffe
[1867-1943] Son of John Smith.

He married Catherine (Kate) Wilson [1869-1942].

Children:

  1. Jack

The family lived at 9 New Mill Terrace, Wainstalls

Smith, T. Taylor
[18??-19??] Surgeon at Halifax.

He lived at 150 Gibbet Street [1905]

Smith, Thomas
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at one of the Swamp Mills, Sowerby [1801]

Smith, Thomas
[17??-18??]

On 16th September 1818, he married Hannah Ellis in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Matthew
  2. Frederick

Smith, Thomas
[1763-1854] 6th and youngest son of Rev John Smith.

He was a Nonconformist minister at Selby. Late in life, he became a minister at Mixenden. He died at Mixenden

Smith, Thomas
[1791-1813] Of Sutcliffe Wood Bottom, Hipperholme.

He was a cloth dresser. He was a Luddite.

In January 1813, he, George Mellor and William Thorpe were tried for the murder of William Horsfall.

The indictment was that, on 28th April last, Mellor fired a pistol, loaded with bullets &c at Horsfall, by which firing he received a mortal wound on the left side of his belly, of which wound he languished until the 30th April and then died; and that the prisoners were present, aiding and abetting Mellor to commit the said crime, and that the 3 prisoners wilfully murdered William Horsfall.

It was said that one of the Judges at Smith's trial was Joseph Radcliffe, who had led the hunt to capture the 3 men. Effectively sitting in judgment on the evidence which he himself had collected.

The Jury found them all guilty. They were executed at the Tyburn, York [8th January 1813].

A fourth man – Benjamin Walker – had been Mellor's chief accomplice and turned King's Evidence for the £2,000 reward.

Their bodies were taken to the County Hospital in York, for dissection and medical research.

The Quakers Joseph Wood & Rev Thomas Shillitoe visited his parents [March 1813]


The conversation was with the parents, his sister and brother-in-law.

Wood recorded that a young man neighbour came in. As soon as we saw him we were both much struck by his appearance and when he saw us sit, he turned back and the son-in-law followed him. My companion then enquired who he was and was informed that he was one of the prisoners who was discharged on Bail, he then desired he might be called in. He came and sat down. He was much broken and tendered and a remarkable time visitation it was to him. He told me his name was Joshua Schofield and that he was 22 years of age and that he knew not of our being there until we came to the house, nor knew not why we came there at that time. Separated in very near perfection with each other and I hope it was time that will be lastingly remembered by him.

Thomas Smith was said to be a man of much feebler type of character, the chief expression of whose face is one of sullen obstinacy

 

Smith, Thomas
[18??-18??] A costermonger in Brighouse.

In December 1860, he was charged with being in possession of an illicit still. The officers had received frequent information that he was in the habit of disposing of illicit spirits, and had often searched his premises, but in vain. On 7th November 1860, they found the still in a stable occupied by Smith. He was fined £25

Smith, Rev Thomas
[18??-19??] Wesleyan minister at Hebden Bridge.

He lived at Stavelea, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Smith, Thomas
[18??-19??] Chemical manufacturer at Siddal Lane Chemical Works.

He lived at Copperas House, Siddal [1905]

Smith, Thomas
[1815-1???] Born in Dudley, Worcestershire.

He was a Methodist New Connexion Minister [1851].

Around 1843, he married Anna [1817-1???].


Anna was born in Boston, Lincolnshire
 

Children:

  1. William H. [b 1843]
  2. James B. [b 1846]
  3. Jane L. [b 1848]
  4. Sarah [b 1850]

The family lived at Brighouse [1851]

Smith, Thomas
[1857-19??] He was public house keeper at the Dusty Miller, Walsden [1911].

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Henry

Smith, Thomas
[1861-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a journeyman tailor [1901]; a tailor maker [1911].

In [Q3] 1886, he married Mary Ann Hoyle [1871-19??] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Alice Marie [b 1888] who was a woollen spinner [1901], a warper worsted [1911]
  2. Alfred Joseph [b 1889] who was a woollen bobbin setter [1901], a labourer [1911]
  3. Eileen Agnes [b 1892] who was a winder worsted [1911]
  4. Bernard
  5. Elizabeth Ann [b 1896] who was a hank [?] worsted [1911]
  6. Winifred [b 1898] a cop twirler cotton [1911]
  7. Wilfred [b 1899]
  8. Denphina F. [b 1901]
  9. child who died young [before 1911]
  10. child who died young [before 1911]

The family lived at

  • 33 Victoria Street North, Halifax [1901]
  • 13 Ellen Royd Street, Haley Hill, Halifax [1911]

Smith, Thomas
[1870-19??] He was landlord of the Junction, Halifax [1901, 1905, 1911, 1917].

In [Q4] 1896, he married Julianne McMahon in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Leslie Ambrose
  2. Hilda Mary [b 1901]
  3. Lily [b 1905]

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] was sister-in-law Elizabeth McMahon [b 1881] who was a general servant domestic [1901], grocer [1911]

Smith, Thomas
[1875-1916] Aka James Alfred Smith.

Son of Hannah & Thomas Smith of Bradford.

He was a regular soldier with 9 years' service in the Lancers / in the South African War.

He lived at 3 Crossley Court, Fleet Street [1915].

During World War I, he re-enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 7th July 1916 (aged 41).

He was buried at Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France [III E 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Thomas A.
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Artillery.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Thomas. A.
[18??-19??] Printer at Burnley Road, Luddendenfoot [1927]

Smith, Thomas Ellis
[17??-18??] Joiner & carpenter at Back Horton Street, Halifax [1829]

Smith, Thomas Frederick
[18??-1888] He was a tailor [1871].

In 1869, he married Mary Ann, daughter of William Town in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Louis J [b 1870] who was a wood working machine fitter [1891]
  2. Ernest [b 1871] who was a labourer in an electrical works [1891]
  3. William [b 1876]
  4. Fred [b 1878]
  5. Margaretta [b 1880]
  6. Irvine [b 1882]
  7. Ellen E [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • Booths Yard, Northowram [with Mary Ann's family 1871]
  • 3 Lilly Court, Garden Street, Northowram [1891]

Living with them [in 1891] was Mary's father William Town

Smith, Rev Thomas Hirst
[18??-18??] BA.

He trained at Manchester New College before becoming Minister at Unitarian Chapel, Northgate [1868-1871]. He left in 1871

Smith, Uriah
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel [1911]

Smith, Vincent
[18??-1???] From Rastrick.

He emigrated to America and settle in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

He was a witness to the Johnstown Flood of 31st May 1889, and on 12/6/1889, he wrote a letter to his family in Rastrick


Question: Does anyone know anything about his family and/or his life?

 

Smith, W.
[18??-18??] He lived at Beech Hill, Halifax.

He had a large collection of water-colour drawings and modern pictures. In March 1875, after his death, these fetched good prices at auction

Smith, Walter
[18??-18??] Fire-brick maker, manufacturing chemist, chemist & druggist, deputy registrar of births and deaths, and agent to the Naval, Military & East India Company's Life Assurance Company. Recorded in 1845 at Church Street, Elland

Smith, Walter
[18??-19??] Partner in Joshua Smith Limited [1905]

Smith, Walter
[1917-1942] Son of Mary Jane & George Smith.

In [Q3] 1939, he married Irene Emily Evans in Calder District.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
They lived at 4 Beulah Place, Luddendenfoot.

During World War II, he served as a Cook with the Royal Navy aboard the destroyer HMS Achates.

He died 31st December 1942 (aged 25)  when his ship was sunk in the Battle of the Barents Sea.

He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent [64 2], and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Smith, Walter Bennett
[1886-1918] Born in Chickenly, Dewsbury [19th November 1886].

In [Q1] 1913, he married Ellen Whiteley in Halifax.

They lived at East Villa Road End, Greetland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 4th October 1918.

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [9], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland Probate records show that he left effects valued at £291 4/4d.

Probate was granted to his widow Ellen

Smith, Walter Charles F.
[1851-1???] Born in Leeds.

He was physician and surgeon [1891] / Councillor for Halifax North ward [1894] / Surgeon and medical practitioner in Halifax [1895]. He was at Hermon Avenue, Halifax [1905]

In [Q4] 1873, he married Martha Elizabeth Taylor [1851-1???] of Halifax, in Halifax.

The family lived at 32 North Parade, Halifax [1891].

Smith, Whitehead
[1808-1848] Born in Sowerby Bridge [20th September 1808].

Baptised at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge [16th October 1808].

He was a beer seller at West End, Sowerby / landlord of the Golden Plough, Halifax [1845].


Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been?

 

On 16th October 1931, he married Nancy Bentley [1811-1880] at Halifax Parish Church.


Nancy was the daughter of Naylor Bentley
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1831-1913] who married William Whitehead

Whitehead died [Q1] 1848.

After his death, Nancy took over at the Golden Plough [1850].

In 1851, she married John Menzies

Smith, Wilfred
[1888-1918] He was a member of St John the Evangelist, West Vale / chauffeur to the Bishop of Sodor & Man.

He lived in West Vale.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Mechanical Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps.

He died of influenza [28th November 1918].

He was buried at Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France [VIII B 24].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale

Smith, Wilfred
[1889-1917] Son of Frederick Smith.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 13th June 1917 (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [45 & 46], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on Blackshawhead War Memorial, and at St James's Church, Hebden Bridge.

His brother Herbert John also died in the War

Smith, Wilfrid
[18??-19??] MSc, MB, BCh, BAO.

He was Assistant Medical Officer for Halifax [1929], Clinical Tuberculosis Officer at Clare Road Tuberculosis Clinic [1929], and Resident Medical Officer at Shelf Sanatorium [1929]

Smith, Wilfrid
[1901-1981] Born in Halifax.

On 22nd Jul 1930, he married Mabel Hollas in Halifax.


Mabel was the daughter of
Fred Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Sheila [b 1930]

Smith, Rev William
[1???-1631] Curate at Heptonstall [1630-1631]. He and his son, Eliphalet, were victims of the local outbreak of the plague in 1631

Smith, William
[1???-18??] He was a tea dealer.

He was at 9 Crown Street, Halifax [1829, 1837, 1834]

Smith, William
[1???-18??] On Sunday 30th June 1844, he was driving a coach which overturned at Brighouse, killing John Dearden. Smith was charged with manslaughter. Witnesses said that the accident was caused by Smith's furious driving, whilst others said that the drunken passengers were causing a disturbance which Smith was trying to prevent. Smith was acquitted.

A separate case was brought by Mr Wainwright, a passenger in the coach, against Mr Mallinson and Isaac Walker, who had been involved in organising the coach and the excursion

Smith, William
[17??-18??] He was one of the founders of Luddendenfoot Wesleyan Methodist Church / a partner in Samuel & William Smith

Smith, William
[17??-18??] On 18th March 1805, he married Mary, daughter of James Bottomley.

Children:

  1. William
  2. Michael

His sons became manufacturers

Smith, William
[1794-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Smith, William
[18??-1???] Landlord of the Royal Hotel, Brighouse [1861, 1887].

On 23rd April 1887, he was fined £1 12/6d for having men drinking at the pub at 11:45 pm on the night of the 13th April 1887

Smith, William
[18??-18??] On 12th December 1865, he set fire to 2 stacks of wheat belonging to Jane Freeman of Southowram. He had been convicted of arson before and was sentenced to 12 years' penal servitude

Smith, William
[18??-18??] He had a school at Mill Bank in the late 19th century.

He left and the school was held in the old chapel at Mill Bank.

He was later a schoolmaster in Manchester

Smith, William
[18??-19??] He was Mayor of Halifax [1925-1926]

Smith, Rev William
[1816-1855] MA.

He was Curate and afternoon lecturer at Halifax Parish Church [1847-1855].

In 1884, he married Helen Elizabeth, daughter of John Rawson.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

There is a memorial window for him in Halifax Parish Church

Smith, William
[1820-1862] Of Brighouse.

He married Ann.

Children:

  1. Caroline [1845-1853]
  2. Emma [1853-1865]
  3. Clara [1863-1864] who died aged 1 year & 10 months

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Smith, William
[1821-1873] Son of Jane & Jonathan Smith of 7 Cripple Gate, Halifax.

Born in Halifax [15th April 1821]

He was a master dyer employing 100 men, 28 boys & 2 girls [1861] / employing 115 men, 24 boys & 3 girls [1871].

In 1850, he married Sarah Haigh [1824-1910] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax [15th June 1824] and died 22nd September 1910
 

Children:

  1. John Haigh [b 1852]
  2. Harry [b 1854]
  3. Frederick William [1855-1885]
  4. Florence [b 1858]
  5. Ada [b 1861]
  6. Isabel [b 1862]
  7. Vernon [b 1863]
  8. Savile Montague [1866-1869]

The family lived at

  • Kent House, Bull Close Lane [1851]
  • Beech Hill House, Pellon Lane [1861, 1871, 1873]

William died at Beech Hill House [7th May 1873].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [2 EE 38] & [39]

Smith, William
[1822-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer [1851]

He married Sarah [1825-1???].

They lived at Kent House, Halifax [1851]

Smith, William
[1825-1900] Of Heath Villas, Halifax. Established William Smith & Sons Limited

Smith, William
[1836-1???] Son of Richard Smith, overlooker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a smith of Horton [1856] / a wire maker [1861, 1871] / a wire drawer [1878] / a wire worker [1881] / a jobbing smith [1891] / a carpet wire maker [1901].

In 1856, he married (1) Mary Abbott [1838-187?] at Bradford Cathedral.


Mary, of Horton, was born in Darlington, Durham, the daughter of Robert Abbott, weaver

She was a spinner [1856]

 

Children:

  1. Richard [b 1858] who was a wire worker [1871]
  2. Robert [b 1861] who was a mill hand [1871]
  3. Joseph [b 1863] who was a band maker [1871], an iron foundry labourer [1881]
  4. Ellen [b 1864]
  5. William [b 1868] who was a worsted doffer [1881]

Mary died between 1871 & 1878.

In 1878, he married (2) Margaret Hannah Sutton at All Souls' Church, Halifax


Margaret Hannah of Haley Hill, was born in Leeds, the daughter of Thomas Sutton, mechanic
 

Children:

  1. Martha Jane [b 1879] who was a worsted millhand spinner [1891] who married [Halifax Parish Church 1899] Abraham Milner (mechanic) of Abbey Street, Northowram, son of Joseph Milner (mechanic) 
  2. Harry

The family lived at

  • 12 Freedom Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 9 Hob Houses, Halifax [1871]
  • 9 Back Crib Lane, Halifax [1881, 1891] [1901]
  • 23 Woodhead Street, Pellon [1911]

Harry died between 1901 & 1911

Smith, William
[1839-1922] Brighouse mill-owner and benefactor.

He was elected Councillor in the Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893 and was Mayor of Brighouse [1893-1895] and [1904-1907]

See Brighouse Municipal Elections of 1893, Smith Orphanage, Brighouse, William Henry Smith and Upper Edge Baptist Church, Elland

Smith, William
[184?-1906] Of Stainland. He was active in the religious and social life in Stainland.

He was assistant overseer for Norland, Barkisland and Stainland / assistant overseer & local preacher [1881] / assistant overseer [1891] / assistant overseer & collector [1901].

He was President of Stainland Mechanics' Institute.

He held many offices in the School and Chapel at Stainland Wesleyan Chapel.

In [Q4] 1874, he married Elizabeth Goddard [1851-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Benjamin Goddard [b 1877] who was an assistant schoolmaster [1901]
  2. Sarah [b 1879] who was a worsted weaver [1901]
  3. Mary Hannah [b 1881] who was a cotton reeler [1901], a dressmaker [1911]
  4. Laura Elizabeth [b 1884] who was a dressmaker [1901]

The family lived at

  • Stainland Road, Stainland with Old Lindley [1881]
  • Westgate, Stainland with Old Lindley [1891, 1901]
  • Westgate, Stainland [1911]

He died after a long illness [19th May 1906]

Smith, William
[1843-1880] A hawker.

He was living in Halifax with a single woman called Bridget Edwards. At the Yorkshire Summer Assizes in August 1880, Andrew Hargreaves was charged with the manslaughter of Smith on 27th June 1880.

On the evening of 26th June 1880, Smith and Bridget Edwards left home and went to the Talbot Inn, Halifax. Smith went down into the vaults.

Hargreaves was drinking in the Inn with Mr Barber and Mr Pearson, and Smith asked Hargreaves to let him in.

Hargreaves refused and Smith struck him. Hargreaves struck him back on the mouth, and Smith fell to the floor with blood coming from his mouth.

Smith was insensible and Edwards took him home in a cab, and, on the doctor's advice to the Infirmary. He died the following morning.

At the post mortem, Dr Hammond found bruises on the left and right temples, with a clot of blood and an abscess on the skull, and he told the Jury that the clot of blood was the result of violence and could have caused the concussion of the brain, but the abscess would have accelerated Smith's death.

The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty and Hargreaves was acquitted

Smith, William
[1846-1???] Born in Stainland.

He was an assistant overseer & local preacher [1881].

He married Elizabeth [1851-1???] from Stainland.

Children:

  1. Benjamin [b 1877]
  2. Sarah [b 1879]
  3. Mary H [b 1881]

The family lived at Stainland Road [1881]

Smith, William
[1848-1???] Son of Charles Smith, ventilator maker.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a mechanic [1874] / a mechanic turner [1881, 1891] / a machine maker [1901] / a superannuated mechanic [1911].

In 1874, he married (1) Alice Hartley [1850-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Alice was born in Mount Tabor, the daughter of
George Hartley
 

Children:

  1. Lewis L [b 1876]
  2. Charlotte H [b 1878] who was a worsted knitter's cleaner [1891], an assistant (confectionery) [1911]
  3. Frederick W [b 1880] who was a bobbin pegger's weaver [1891], a plumber [1901]
  4. Norman L [b 1883] who was a grocer's assistant lodging in huddersfield) [1901]
  5. Clement H [b 1886] who was an errand boy [1901]
  6. George Vincent
  7. Stanley [b 1891] who was a brass finisher [1911]
  8. Wilfred [b 1894] who was a tinner [1911]
  9. Clifford [b 1894] who was an assistant in a fish shop [1911]
  10. Savile [b 1897] who worked in a boot & shoe factory [1911]

The family lived at

  • 36 Melville Place, Halifax [1881]
  • 24 Colbeck Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 5 Green Mount Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 17 Melville Place, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was Alice's sister Elizabeth Hartley [b 1855] (boot fitter).

Alice died in Halifax [1899] (aged 48).

In [Q3] 1901, William married (2) Ellen Butterworth [1868-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Harold Sharp (Smith) [b 1903]

Son George Vincent died in World War I, and sons Stanley, Wilfred & Clifford also served

Smith, William
[1865-1???] Son of Gabriel Smith, brickmaker.

He was a brickmaker of Elland [1885].

On 22nd March 1885, he married Matilda Snowden [1865-1???] at Elland Parish Church.


Matilda, of Elland, was the daughter of George Snowden, tailor
 

Smith, William
[1866-1897]

In 1890, he married Martha Denham [1869-1949] in Halifax.


Martha was born in Soyland
 

After William's death, Martha married Tom Habergham

Smith, William
[1873-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a general labourer (oil cloth works) [1911].

In [Q1] 1896, he married Alice Smith [1873-19??] in Halifax.


Alice was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. Fred
  4. Cyril [b 1903]
  5. Frank [b 1906]
  6. Harry [b 1906]

The family lived at 19 Mill Street, Copley [1911]

Smith, William
[1881-1915] Aka Willie.

Son of Henry Smith.

He was a wool warehouseman [1901] / a warehouseman [1906] / a wool warehouseman (carpet manufacture) [1911].

In [Q3] 1906, he married Ethel Wilson [1886-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ethel, of Back Cross Hills, Halifax, was the daughter of William Wilson, fireman
 

Children:

  1. Edgar [b 1907]
  2. Edith [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 4 Sunderland's Yard, Lister Lane
  • 3 Smith's Court, Foundry Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 13 Lee Bank, Halifax

Living with them in 1911 was boarder Mary Smith [b 1889] (worsted spinner).

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 19th December 1915 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [20]

Smith, William
[1893-1915] Son of Mrs Smith of 5 Longfield Terrace, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 7th August 1915 (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [58-72 / 218-219], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, William Baines
[1888-1915] Son of David Baines Smith.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a worsted spinner [1901] / a boilermaker of Farrar Street, King Cross [1913] / employed by Whitaker's.

In 1911, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers in Ranikhet, India.

In 1913, he married Elsie Earnshaw [1891-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elsie, of Blaithroyd, Southowram, was the daughter of George Earnshaw, labourer
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 10 Lime Street, Lee Mount, Halifax
  • Warneford Square, King Cross

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Hill 60 [18th April 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [22], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother James Daniel also died in the War

Smith, William Fielding
[1895-1917] Son of Samuel Smith.

Born in Sowerby.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School [until 1909] / a grocer's apprentice [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 28th August 1917.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [82-85 & 162A], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church

Smith, William Frank
[1895-1918] Son of Margaret (née Ann) & William Smith of Little Bispham, Blackpool.

Born in Blackburn.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 27th March 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery, France [II C 17].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, (possibly) on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and (possibly) on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church

Smith, William Henry
[18??-19??] Partner in Smith & Simpson [1905]

Smith, William Henry
[18??-19??] Of Sowerby Bridge.

In January 1903, he applied for a patent for

improvements in and connected with the process of carburetting and in apparatus therefor

Smith, William Henry
[18??-1918] Son of J. T. Smith of 60 Copley Street, Haley Hill, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [12th October 1918].

He was buried at Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, France [V A 6].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Campbell Gas Engine Company Limited

Smith, William Henry
[1831-1896] Son of Sarah and Joseph Smith.

He went to Australia where he died.

He was buried at Melbourne General Cemetery.

There is a memorial to him in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 635]

Smith, William Henry
[1844-1900] Son of Joseph Smith.

Partner in Joseph Smith & Sons

Smith, William Henry
[1896-1917] Son of Albert Edward Smith.

He was adopted by his father's cousin, William Smith.

He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School & captain of cricket & football / a member of Rastrick Cricket Club / employed in the family business – John Smith & Sons at Badger Hill Mills, Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 261st Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He was killed in action by a sniper [23rd April 1917].

He was buried at Cojeul British Cemetery, France [D 51].

He is remembered on the grave of his adopted parents William Henry Smith at Rastrick Cemetery, on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School, on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial.

William Henry Smith School was named for him

Smith, William Henry
[1898-1917] Of 5 Stead Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [6], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Smith, Willie
[1881-1915] He worked for Crossley's.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

The family lived at 13 Lee Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action by gun shot after a gas attack [19th December 1915] (aged 34).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Smith, Willie
[1890-1915] He lived at 272 Rochdale Road, Walsden or 6 Providence Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was killed in action in the Dardanelles [4th June 1915] (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [59-73 / 218-219], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Smith, Willie
[1897-1917] Son of Hartley Smith.

Born in Heptonstall.

He was a member of the Octagonal Chapel, Heptonstall & Sunday School / a member of the Choir / a teacher at the Sunday School / a bootmaker's apprentice with James Greenwood [1911] / he took over the business for a year, before being called-up / a bootmaker & repairer at West End, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He went to France [October 1916], and never returned home.

At 8:00 am [25th July 1917], he was admitted to the 1st South African General Hospital, Abbeville, France, with breathing difficulties. He died at 10:40 pm, from the effects of gas poisoning.

He was buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [III B 11].

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Octagonal Methodist Chapel, Heptonstall.

His brothers Harry & Herbert were also serving

Smith, Zephaniah
[1796-1878] He was a farmer [1841].

In 1796, he married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Frances [b 1823]
  2. Edward [b 1831]
  3. Joseph [b 1833]
  4. Thomas [b 1836]
  5. Jane [b 1837]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1840]

The family lived at Throstle Nest Farm, Rastrick [1841, 1851]

 

The Smith family of Halifax
Originally from Leeds.

Dr Solomon Charles Smith was an early member of the family.

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

The Smith family of Illingworth & Wakefield

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

Smith surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 390 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Smith, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Smith:


Baptism 1819; Marriages 1810, 1831, 1835, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1867, 1868, 1870, 1876, 1879, 1882, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1892, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1907, 1909, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944; Deaths 1809, 1810, 1855, 1899, 1900, 1907
 




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