Looking for Information on the Kazy Family from Smiths Falls


Carol Thompson Fredenburg sent me these photos on the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page

I wonder if you can help me with any information on the Kazy family living in Smiths Falls in early 1900’s or before. My grandmother Helena Kazy was born there in 1925, as well as other family members. My great grandfather was George Kazy and my great grandmother was Annie Kazy.


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The pics above are of my great grandparents, Annie Jones and George Kazy, he was arrested in 1937 for theft and assault, apparently escaped and turned himself in a few days later. *See below..

I did a quick look and all I could seem to find was information on what Carol said was George’s cousin—Albert and one Anna Kazy- The Almonte Gazette is down– so I could only search in newspapers.com– If anyone has any information please contact us. This is what I have found.

1940 Edition==Lanark County Geneaoligical Society

Published by C.S. Bootes

Smiths Falls Record-News

This list was produced by scanning a photocopy of an original directory.

Kazy, A.; 165 Beckwith St. N.
Kazy, Geo.; 13 Bay St

They were on the

SMITH’S FALLS VOTERS’ LIST, 1933 : “G” to “M”–Lanark County Geneaoligical Society

KAZY, Albert               Beckwith, 8, pt           101 Mou j o     m    SF
KAZY, Anna                 Main, 24, pt              031 HW    mf    mw s SF



Mrs. Albert Lazy also belonged to St. John’s Church


Kazy, Mrs. Albert



Albert KAZY
Hillcrest+, Smiths Falls Cemetery
Lanark Co./Reg./Dist., Ontario

Loving Memory of
Albert Kazy
Born Dec. 18, 1881 Died June 3, 1949
His Wife
Carrie Champine
Born April 7, 1875 Died Dec. 30, 1941

KAZY–Albert– June 6 1949–Obitaury





Then there was  the arrest and escape of George Kazy from the Guelph jail I found-19 Jan 1937, Page 7 – The Ottawa Journal at Newspapers.com


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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.



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4 responses »

  1. Hey Linda! My great great grandfather was George Kazy, I have some info on him and I’m waiting on some prison records coming from the archives of Ontario. I was recently in touch with Carol. My great grandmother was George and Annie’s Daughter Margaret. I requested the guelph correctional centre inmate records from the archives, so I’m interested in what they contain. George’s parents’ records have been destroyed in the Syrian war so I only have names and dates. I have a few pieces of info on Annie’s family.


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