Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Dufresne photography
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Cabinet Card circa 1876: 4 x 7-1/2 inches. Signed and inscribed on back by John T. Smith; "to Bro? John Wood, Yours Truly John Smith 235-1/2 Queen Street East. Toronto. James Juard? 218 Shevenson Lodge Jr. R Canada
Photographer: [Philip H.] Dufresne 31 King St. W, Toronto, circa 1876
Small tear at bottom right of photo and some spotting overall, otherwise good condition.
Yorkville house, John T. Smith, Yonge st. Yorkville.
Quoted from Toronto city directory for 1859-60:p.232
John T. Smith was born in London, England, 1805. In 1826 he emigrated to Canada, and soon after his arrival in Toronto served the public in the capacity of mine host at the Masonic Arms Hotel, West Market Square, where his genial manner won for him hosts of friends, who later elected him to a seat in the Council Board for St. Lawrence Ward, which he held for several years [1851-54]. He was one of the first to assist in organizing the present Gas Company, in which he was a stockholder, and a Director until his death, September 10, 1877, aged seventy-two years. During the Rebellion of 1837 he served as a volunteer. He was twice married, first to a Miss Moore, of Quebec, and on her demise, he married in 1857 a daughter of Frederick East, an old English naval officer. Mr. Smith was for many years a member of the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, he was also a member of the English Church.
Quoted from "History of Toronto and County of York Ontario" 1885 book, Volume II, page 150
Good. Item #7919