Hi. I'm not related to this family.Is this Maria in 1891?
1891 Census of Canada about Maria Smith Name: Maria Smith Gender: Female Marital Status: Single Age: 4 Birth Year: abt 1887 Birthplace: Quebec Relation to Head of House: Fille (Daughter) Religion: Roman Catholic French Canadian: Yes Father's Name: Jean batier Smith Father's Birth Place: Quebec Mother's Name: Caroline Cote Mother's Birth Place: Quebec Province: Quebec District Number: 141 District: Berthier Subdistrict: Berthier Household Members: Name Age Jean Batisse Smith44b. 1847 Quebec; Boucher Caroline Cote 40 -wife- b. 1851 Que Emile Smith 20 -son- b. 1871 Que Ana Smith 19 -dau- b. 1872 Que Leonce Smith 17 -dau- b. 1874 Que Leoda Smith 16 -dau- b. 1875 Que Wilfred Smith 8-son- b. 1883 Que Maria Smith 4-dau- b. 1887 Que ** Edrasse Smith 3-son- b. 1888 Que Jean batisse Smith 1 -son- b. 1890 Que
Jean-Baptiste's 1st wife, Josephine Moreau, died in 1876.Here is her burial record from the Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967:
Josephine Moreau, d. 17 Oct, bur 19 Oct 1876 Berthierville, age 30, wife of Jean-Baptiste Smith.
And here is her marriage to Jean-Baptiste:
Jean-Baptiste Smith (Jean-Baptiste Smith & Caterine Hottin) m. 8 Feb 1869 Berthierville (Ste-Genevieve), Berthier County, Quebec Josephine Moreau (Amable Moreau & Julie ?Dequire?)
I did not find the second marriage to Caroline Cote, however the Berthierville parish records are missing for 1882-1883 and that might be the reason why.
Here is a WWII draft card for Maria's brother, Wilfred:
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Wilfred Joseph Smith Name: Wilfred Joseph Smith Birth Date: 7 Sep 1882 Birth Place: Berthierville, Canada Residence: Providence, Rhode Island Race: White Age: 59 Occupation: St. Joseph's Hospital, Peace St. Providence, RI Nearest Relative:Mrs. Marie Smith, 127 Ford St., Providence (same as residence address)
And here is his WWI draft card:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Wilfred Smith Name: Wilfred Smith City: Providence County: Providence State: Rhode Island Birth Date: 7 Sep 1882 Race: White FHL Roll Number: 1852408 DraftBoard: 8 Age: 3? Occupation: Saw hand, Providence Box & Lumber Co. Nearest Relative: Maria Smith, 38 McDonough St, Prov. RI (same as residence)
And his death record from Familysearch.org:
"Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950," Jean Baptiste Smith in entry for Wilfred Joseph Smith, 1883
Name: Wilfred Joseph Smith Gender: Male Burial Date: Burial Place: Death Date: 24 Mar 1949 Death Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Age: 66 Birth Date: 1883 Birthplace: Occupation: Race: Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Maria Robillard Father's Name: Jean Baptiste Smith Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Caroline Cote Mother's Birthplace: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03141-9 System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy Source Film Number: 2229195 Reference Number: 4454 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8C3-ZR4
I think in 1911, Maria is still in Quebec:
1911 Census of Canada about Maria Smith Name: Maria Smith Gender: Female Marital Status: Single Age: 25 Birth Date: Feb 1886 Birthplace: Quebec Relation to Head of House: fille (Daughter) Father's Name: J Pete Smith Mother's Name: Caroline Smith Tribal: French Province: Quebec District: Berthier District Number: 147 Sub-District: Berthier Sub-District Number: 29 Place of Habitation: Berthierville Household Members: Name Age J Bte. Smith 64b. Aug 1846 Que; Chef de Police Caroline Smith 60 -wife- b. Apr 1851 Que Maria Smith 25 -dau- b. Feb 1886 Que ** J Bte Smith 20 -son- b. Apr 1891 Que Flore Smith 14 -dau- b. Apr 1897 Que
Here is a baptism for Maria:
Maria Bernadette Smith, b. 13 Feb, bap 14 Feb 1886 Berthierville, Quebec, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Smith & Caroline Cote.