Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.220 (s.c.)

Title: Joseph Smith fonds

Dates of creation: 1918

Physical description: 1 cm of textual material

Biographical sketch: Joseph Smith was born 26 March 1897 to Jacob Smith (1870-1945) and Ella Lehman Smith (1872-1970). In 1918, he was assigned to basic training due to an administrative error. Preacher Thomas Reesor advocated on his behalf, and he was later released. On 26 March 1921 he married Sarah Reesor (2 August 1895-25 October 1998). They had five children. Joseph farmed in Scarborough Township in York County and retired in 1975 to Listowel, Ontario.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario in 2007 except as noted below.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of:

  1. Canadian Expeditionary Force service record (photocopy)
    Note: RG 150 1992-93/166 9080-08. File requested and received from Library Archives Canada in Nov 2013.
  2. Correspondence to Thomas Reesor, 1918 
    Custodial history: All original letters were donated by son Ernest Smith in 2011.
  3. Certificate of leave of absence for harvest, 28 Nov 1918
  4. Discharge certificate, 19 Dec 1918

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