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Frederick Smith (1823-1868)

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1823 Born in Halifax, son of Thomas and Hannah Smith; Thomas was a card maker[1]

1859 Formation of the wire making business which became Frederick Smith and Co

1861 Iron wire manufacturer, employing 34 men, 11 boys and 13 girls, widower, lived in Halifax[2]

1868 Wire manufacturer, died in Halifax; the estate was granted to his widow Martha[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Non-parochial records
  2. 1861 census
  3. National probate calendar