Walter Smith was born in 1899 in Minnesota and died in 1953.. He came to Canada in 1910, first to Del Bonita, and then to Edmonton, before moving to Wilson Siding.
On January 23, 1923, Walter married Pauline Esser (b. 1905 - d. 1995) of Magrath, Pauline was born in Mitchell, South Dakota, and had immigrated to Canada, and to Magrath, with her parents at an early age. Together Walter and Pauline moved to Wilson Siding where they farmed a large successful wheat farm.
They had three children, two daughters and one son. After Walter's death, Pauline married Walter's brother Dick and farmed for several years before moving to Lethbridge. Dick died in 1972 and Pauline in 1995.
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