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Smith, Arthur Carington


Arthur Carington Smith 1875-1952

Arthur was born in Quebec City in 1875, the sixth son of Robert Herbert Smith and Amelia Jane LeMesurier. His older brothers were Robert, Herbert, Charles, George and Edmund. He also had two sisters, Edith and Blanche. He attended the Royal Military College in Kingston.
He married Constance Naomi Hamilton also of Quebec City. They had one son, Hugh Hamilton Smith 1909-1974.
Arthur played hockey for the Quebec Bulldogs and was a prolific goal scorer. He was influential in the introduction of netting between the goal posts to ensure the confirmation of goals scored!
He served overseas in the first World War with the Royal Rifles.
Arthur was a banker but ended up his career as a stock broker for Greenshields in Quebec City.
As with all the Smith boys, his true love was Tadoussac and his boat the Empress of Tadoussac. He was the favourite uncle to a large number of Smith and Price offspring. To be invited to sail with Uncle Art was the highlight of the summer. The stories of adventures on the Empress are legends to this day.
He died in 1952.

Eve Wickwire

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