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Re: John Smith Fortuna area ca. 1890 +/-
Posted by: Pen Chisholm (ID *****3247) Date: November 24, 2010 at 18:38:00
In Reply to: Re: John Smith Fortuna area ca. 1890 +/- by Judy Artley of 566

Thank YOU! I am very excited at the prospect of giving this as a Christmas gift, even partially.

Yes, I have some info - from the 1880 census, I think I located his birth family (but not sure). I feel certain the census data I got applies because the John Smith I am looking for was born on a farm (dairy). John married Marjorie (maiden name ?) who he met in New Zealand. He was working on another farm (dairy?) there. It is not known exactly when he returned to the states. They had two boys (one named John, another name unknown, and a girl named Marjorie Lois.) Marjorie Lois Smith married Kevin Barry.

Here is the census:

1880 US census: Arcata Humboldt County CA FHL film 1254065 Nat'l Archives Film T9-0065 pg. 343A:
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD:       JOHN SMITH farmer        age 45 years b. New Brunswick, father b. in Scotland mother b. in Ireland
                     Margaret Smith wife - keeping house       age 34 yrs b. New Brunswick, fa. b. in Scot, mo. b. in Ireland
                     Herbert son-going to school              age 8 yrs b. Calif., fa. b. New Bruns., mo. b. in New Bruns.
                     Flora       daughter-going to school       age 7 yrs              same
                     Maggie        same                      age 5 yrs              same
                     Bertha       dau. - at home              age 4 yrs        same
                     John        son - at home              age 1 yr              same.

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