Memorable Manitobans: Smith Toye (1858-1953)
Born at Toyes Hill, Dundas County, Ontario in 1858, he apprenticed as a carpenter in Ontario. On 20 June 1883, he married Annie Shaver (1865-1947) at Winchester Springs, Ontario. They lived at Massena Springs, New York for nine years, having son Glen Haydn Toye (1899-1918), before coming to Winnipeg in 1900 where he worked as a builder. The family lived at 602 Maryland Street (c1911) and 134 Ruby Street (c1947). He was a member of Young United Church. He died at the St. Boniface Old Folks Home on 29 March 1953 and was buried with his family in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Mr. and Mrs. Smith Toye are celebrating the 55th anniversary of wedding,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 June 1938, page 6.
“Congratulations,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 August 1944, page 14.
Obituary [Anne Toye], Winnipeg Tribune, 25 January 1947, page 21.
“S. Toye, retired carpenter, celebrates 90th birthday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 August 1948, page 3.
Obituary [Smith Toye], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1953, page 11.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 January 2022