Judson Smith

ID # 137, (1857-1931)
FatherAlbert Kellogg Smith (1828-1903)
MotherAmelia Misener (1835-1924)
BirthJudson Smith was born on 31 July 1857 at Township Of Beverly. 
MarriageHe married Lucinda Coleman, daughter of Daniel Coleman and Mary Able, on 31 October 1882 at Galt, Ontario; Mrge reg. 011786-82 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Judson Smith, age 25, born and residing Beverly, bachelor, farm laborer, s/o Albert and Amelia Smith.
Lucinda Coleman, 22, born and residing Beverly, spinster, d/o Daniel and Mary Coleman.
Witnesses R.H. Waddell, Tilbury, and H.A. Waddell, Galt.
On 31 October 1882 at Galt, Waterloo County. Methodist minister, R.H. Waddell. 
DeathHe died on 20 November 1931 at Galt Hospital, Galt, Ontario, at age 74. 
BurialHe was buried on 23 November 1931 at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Ontario. 
NoteUncle Jud Smith's parents were Amelia Misener and Albert Smith. His grandparents were Adam Misener and Helena Coleman.

Uncle Jud Smith was very popular with the Colemans. He owned one of the first motorized taxis in Galt and, if he didn't have a fare, he'd pick up family members and drop them off at a convenient intersection.

Bert Coleman liked to tell a story about Jud. Jud worked with his taxi mainly out of the CPR Station in Galt. One winter's day he was waiting for a fare when an insurance salesman approached him. He'd been after Jud to buy disability insurance in the event that he was injured and couldn't work. Finally Judd broke down. He said, 'Okay, I'll buy your insurance.' He signed on the dotted line, gave the fellow his first premium, turned around, stepped up onto the running board, slid on some ice and fell down and broke his leg. Jud said he lay there in the snow and slush and laughed.

Death reg. 034240-31 North Dumfries, Waterloo Co.
Judson Smith died November 20, 1931. Place of death Galt Hospital. Residence Preston Road, North Dumfries. Married. Age 75th year, born July. Place of birth Beverly Township. Occupation labour. Parents Albert Smith and Amelia Misner, both born Beverly Township. Informant Percy Smith, Preston Road, son. Burial Monday, November 23, 1931, at Galt.

Jud must have been an active man to the end, for the cause of death was a stroke which was the result of a fall from a tree. 

Child of Judson Smith and Lucinda Coleman

Last Edited26 Feb 2018