Saskatchewan Gen Web Project - SASKATCHEWAN AND ITS PEOPLE by JOHN HAWKES Vol 1II 1924

Canada is proud to number among her native sons Hugh Smith, city assessor of Saskatoon. He was born in the district of Wellington, Ontario, on the 28th of March, 1867, a son of Archibald and Janet (McCorkindale) Smith, natives of Scotland. His parents came to Canada in the '5Os and located in the township of Erin, county of Wellington, Ontario. Mr. Smith took up land there and he brought it to a highly improved state, operating the farm until three or four days prior to his death, at the age of ninety- four years, in 1903. Mrs. Smith who survived her husband until 1907, was eighty-four years of age at the time of her death. In the pursuit of his education Hugh Smith attended the public schools of the township of Erin, county of Wellington, Ontario, and he remained with his parents until their death. During that time he engaged in clerk- ing for a few years and also assisted his father on the home farm. He also engaged in farming on his own account until 1905. In 1907 he came to Saskatoon and he and his brother bought three-quarters of a section of land near Sutherland. This land was already highly improved and the brothers operated it with great success for some three years. At the termination of that time they disposed of the land and Mr. Smith went to work for the city of Saskatoon as assistant assessor. In 1920 he was appointed assessor, in which position he is still serving. On the 21st of August, 1918, Mr. Smith was married to Miss Elizabeth Elliott. She is a woman of culture and refinement and maintains an active interest in the club and social affairs of Saskatoon. The political alle- giance of Mr. Smith is given to the Liberal party and he takes an active interest in party affairs. He was a member of the council in the township of Erin, Wellington county, Ontario, and was a member of the council in the rural municipality of Blackley, Saskatchewan, in 1908. Fraternally Mr. Smith is identified with the Masons, belonging to Imperial Lodge, and his religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. For recreation from his official duties Mr. Smith turns to the great outdoors and he is particu- larly fond of playing tennis. His hobby is gardening. Bibliography follows:

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