|Rachel, daughter of
Parr and Jane Whiting
was born 1 September 1861 at Mosa
Township, Middlesex County, Ontario76.
Thomas Charles, son of Thomas Edward Smith and Catherine McDonald, was born 9 February 1859 at Palmerston Township, Frontenac County, Ontario77. Rachel and Thomas were married 30 May 1888 by a Methodist minister at Sarnia, Ontario. Rachelís first cousin Ada Parr of Brigden was one of the witnesses to the wedding78.
Thomas was employed as a carpenter, and to prove to you the hazards of the trade, you may be able to discern his mangled little finger on his right hand in the photo below.
They had one child; Clayton Earl Smith. Clayton was born 19 February 1889 at Moore Township, Lambton County, Ontario79.
Rachel died in 1900 and was buried in the Bear Creek Cemetery just north of Brigden, Ontario. Thomas was living at Petrolia, Ontario when he died of Carcinoma of the Stomach (cancer) on 2 September 192580. He was buried with Rachel.
Claytonís name is found on the headstone of his parents Rachel and Thomas, though no date was inscribed.
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