Annie Laura Hodges married Charles Constantine Jeffrey-Smith 4 August 1905

Annie Laura Hodges was born 9 February 1878 in Morristown, Nova Scotia, the fifth of six children of Willard Hodges and Helen Louise Banks.  Her father was a farmer.  She was with her family in the 1881 census in South Aylesford, which includes Morristown. 

Annie’s father died 3 April 1890, and her mother died 1 Jul 1890.  Annie was 12.  After her parents died, Annie Laura lived with Albert and Susan Roland (son of Thomas Roland).  She was counted with them in the 1891 census, as a domestic. 

Annie attended Bridgetown Academy in 1894.  She later attended Provincial Normal School (Truro) and became a teacher.   In 1901, Annie lived with her sister Emma (Mrs. Edward A Lacey). 

On 4 August 1905, Annie married Charles Constantine Jeffrey-Smith in Tremont.  Charles was a draftsman, residing in Tremont.  He was the son of Charles Augustus Jeffrey-Smith and Floretta Augusta Isaacs.  Charles had been born in Jamaica.   Her younger brother Alvah, and brother-in-law Edward Lacey were the witnesses. 

Annie and Charles moved to Toronto, and had two children.  Charles Webster Jeffrey-Smith was born 23 November 1906, and died 9 December 1967 in Denver. He had been a US army captain during WWII, and is buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery.  Daisy Florita Jeffrey-Smith was born 22 February 1908, and was still alive in 1940, but I do not have a death date for her. 

Nova Scotia cousins told me that Laura went with her husband back to Jamaica and died there.  Her death was reported in “The Gleaner” on 29 October, 1908,  page 14:  DEATH Jeffrey-Smith – At Ravensworth, Spanish Town, on the 28th inst. Laura, wife of Charles Jeffrey-Smith, jnr, Toronto, Canada “Thy will be done.” Canadian Papers please copy.

Charles returned to the US, and married three more times.  He died  08 October 1858 in Micheltree, Indiana.  His story is continued in another post.

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