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  • William Lyon Mackenzie Chair and Jacquard Quilt, 2017
    ImageText       The ‘Mackenzie Chair’ Adventure Background Information: December 8, 1837 the Absalom Smith Family of Palermo assisted William Lyon Mackenzie ”The Little Rebel” in his flight out of the country. It was the evening of December 8, 1837 when William Lyon Mackenzie and Allan Wilcox, travelling west on foot north of ...
    ImageText     The ‘Mackenzie Chair’ Adventure Background Information: December 8, 1837 the Absalom Smith Family of Palermo assisted William Lyon Mackenzie ”The Little Rebel” in his flight out of the country. It ...
  • Dorothy (Pickett) Hayward In Iron Lung, 1937.
    Image       According to the "Shoebox Memories" feature of the Halton Compass, July 2002, pages 12 & 13, Dorothy was in the iron lung at the Hamilton General Hospital in 1937 for 10 weeks. She was 27 years old at the time.
    Image     According to the "Shoebox Memories" feature of the Halton Compass, July 2002, pages 12 & 13, Dorothy was in the iron lung at the Hamilton General Hospital in 1937 for ...
  • Arthur Harris
    Image       Arthur Harris was the great-grandson of Absalom and Anna Mary (Beamer) Smith, of Palermo. He is sitting in the “Mackenzie” chair. The Smiths assisted William Lyon Mackenzie out of the country in 1837. After the botched rebellion of 1837 with a reward over his head, Mackenzie fled to the United ...
    Image     Arthur Harris was the great-grandson of Absalom and Anna Mary (Beamer) Smith, of Palermo. He is sitting in the “Mackenzie” chair. The Smiths assisted William Lyon Mackenzie out of the ...
  • Pickett Girls - Anna Mary Pickett and Eleanor (Ella) J. Pickett
    Image       Most likely this is Anna Mary Pickett (1860-1931) and Eleanor (Ella) J. Pickett (1865-1937), daughters of Andrew Pickett and Mary Ann McLaren. Both girls were born in Halton County, near Lowville. Their father, Andrew Pickett, 1834-1920, built the Lowville store. Andrew moved to the United States and his grandson, Harry ...
    Image     Most likely this is Anna Mary Pickett (1860-1931) and Eleanor (Ella) J. Pickett (1865-1937), daughters of Andrew Pickett and Mary Ann McLaren. Both girls were born in Halton County, near ...
  • Thomas Ebenezer Pickett
    Image       Thomas Ebenezer
    Image     Thomas Ebenezer
  • Anna Catherine (Smith) Pickett
    Image       Anna Catherine (Smith) Pickett, aged about 70 so circa 1880. Anna Catherine Smith, oldest daughter of Absalom Smith and Anna Mary (Beamer) Smith of Palermo, Trafalgar Township, married Thomas Ebenezer Pickett, son of the circuit rider, Reverend Daniel Pickett and his wife, Elizabeth Franks Ingersoll, sister of Laura Secord, on ...
    Image     Anna Catherine (Smith) Pickett, aged about 70 so circa 1880. Anna Catherine Smith, oldest daughter of Absalom Smith and Anna Mary (Beamer) Smith of Palermo, Trafalgar Township, married Thomas Ebenezer ...
  • Mackenzie Tapestry. Audrey, Marilyn, and Eleanor Cairns, November 1951.
    Image       William Lyon Mackenzie was sheltered and hidden by the family of Absalom Smith of Palermo, Trafalgar Township, on his historic flight from Upper Canada after his defeat at the skirmish at Montgomery's Tavern, York (now Toronto), December 1837. Mackenzie was soaked from crossing the icy water of the Sixteen Mile ...
    Image     William Lyon Mackenzie was sheltered and hidden by the family of Absalom Smith of Palermo, Trafalgar Township, on his historic flight from Upper Canada after his defeat at the skirmish ...
  • Absalom Smith
    Imagecomment       Absalom Smith
    Imagecomment     Absalom Smith
  • Smith Family Descendants, With Artifacts Relating to William Lyon Mackenzie’s Stay With The Family
    Image       William Lyon Mackenzie was sheltered and hidden by the family of Absalom Smith of Palermo, Trafalgar Township on his historic flight from Upper Canada after his defeat at the skirmish at Montgomery's Tavern, York (now Toronto), December 1837. According to the family, the empty chair with blanket and candle were ...
    Image     William Lyon Mackenzie was sheltered and hidden by the family of Absalom Smith of Palermo, Trafalgar Township on his historic flight from Upper Canada after his defeat at the skirmish ...
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Absalom Smith Family, Trafalgar Township