June 12, 2021
W.W.E. Smith’s Food Market William Walter Embleton1 Smith, born 20 Apr 1839 in Alnwick, England; died 8 Feb 1886 in Harvey. William opened and operated a general store in the Village of Harvey, York Co, NB in 1869, shortly after his marriage. This store remained in the family for three generations -- being sold to unrelated Smiths in the early 1980's. The store remains in operation under the name of the founder, W. W. E. Smith. The home and store has been kept up very well and is an excellent example of Victorian country design. Photo by Steve Rogers.

W.W.E. Smith’s Food Market

William Walter Embleton Smith was born 20 Apr 1839 in Alnwick, England. He died 8 Feb 1886 in Harvey.

William Walter Embleton Smith

William opened and operated a general store in the Village of Harvey in 1869, shortly after his marriage. This store remained in the family for three generations — being sold to unrelated Smiths in the early 1980’s. The store remains in operation under the name of the founder, W. W. E. Smith. The home and store has been kept up very well and is an excellent example of Victorian country design. 

W.W.E. Smith's Food Market

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  1. Art Smith became the “third generation” operator after marrying Margaret Smith. It had been her family store. He sold it to Glenn Smith in the eighties. That makes three successive unrelated Smiths who operated the store.

  2. Actually, Art Smith sold the store to Winston Gamblin in the eighties, and he still owns it.

  3. No. Actually Art Smith ‘did’ sell the store to Glenn and Mary Smith in 1981 (unrelated; Glenn’s family owned Smith’s store in Central Blissville, NB from 1900, now the Sunbury Funeral Home) and they sold it to Winston in 1986. During the 5 years they owned the store, Glenn, a retired carpenter, completely restored and painted (white) the outside of the building, and it is from this time that most of the best pictures have been taken. Glenn and Mary then moved up to the blue house on the hill beside Maurice and Pearl until 1999.

  4. Yes Sandy. I remember your parents too talking about their daughter working to solve the spruce budworm problem! fellow entomologist from UofT who still lives in the Harvey area.

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