Life begins at 90

The June 26 1937 edition of the Toronto Globe and Mail had an article about a carpenter and painter who was about to turn 96:


Mr. Smith was born in 1841, so he was over a quarter of a century older than Canada; he arrived in this country when he was 28 and Canada was 2.

The article mentioned that he worked as a carpenter until he was 92, and that he was  able to paint his old homestead in England from memory, both of which seem impressive.

Mr. Smith appears in the Toronto city directory up until 1939, so he lived to celebrate his 97th birthday at least. The 1940 city directory is not available, and he is not listed in the 1941 directory.

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