NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 114 Water Street – Aluminum-sided cottage with front porch. This is one of the last houses built by local carpenter [father] Robert Lee Smith. NR
Amelia Smith Canady was born in Swansboro on October 22, 1900. She died in a nursing home in Jacksonville on January 5, 2001—just over 100 years old! (Amelia’s sister Daisy Lee Smith Moore 1897-1995 lived to be 98 years old.)
Amelia B. Smith was the daughter of Robert Lee Smith and Lina H. Russell. In 1917, before her sixteenth birthday, Amelia married 21-year-old Everett Canady. Everett’s June 1918 WWI draft registration noted Everett with wife and child; he was “dredge boating” for Norfolk Dredging Company in Norfolk, Virginia.
In the 1920 census, Everett Canady 23 was a “laborer – sawmill, ” with wife Amelia 19, Edward 2 ¼ and 6-month-old Alton. By 1930, Everett was a laborer on a dredge boat; the couple had added another child—one-year-old Rosemary.
Children: Edward Fair Canady 1917-1936, James Alton Canady 1919-2004 and Rosemary Canady 1929-.
Everett Edward Canady 1896-1967, son of John Henry Canady and Mary Jane Riggs, died in Onslow Memorial Hospital on January 5, 1967; cause of death “probable myocardial infarction.” Amelia S. Canady was the informant, stating their address as 32 Water Street [old street number]. His occupation was noted as a “painter-civil service.” Everett and Amelia Canady were buried in Piney Grove Cemetery in Swansboro.