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Sunday's Obituary - Henry Rhall Smith (1857-1922)

Today's obituary is for my 1st cousin 5x removed Henry Rhall Smith (1857-1922).  The son of John Thomas Smith and his wife Jane (nee Rhall) he was born at Newcastle, New South Wales in 1857.  In 1882 he married Margaret Banfield and together they had eight known children.  Henry died in 1922 and was buried at Sandgate Cemetery in Newcastle.


Source: OBITUARY. (1922, July 13). The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942), p. 22. Retrieved July 21, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107968957

Transcript:

OBITUARY.
Mr. H.R. Smith

At the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Waratah, the death occurred recently of Mr. Henry Rhall Smith, who was born and lived all his life of 65 years in Newcastle,  From boyhood he had been identified with shipping and the shipment of coal.  Failing health during the last two years compelled him nearly four months ago to enter hospital (with little hope of regaining health), in which he peacefully passed away in the presence of his wife and most of his children.  The coffin was brought to St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Newcastle, whence the funeral cortege moved the following day, en route to Sandgate Cemetery.  In early life he married Miss Banfield, of Newcastle, and had three sons and three daughters - Cyrus (deceased), Bayley and Vaughan, Mrs. M. Gundelach (Double Bay, Sydney), Misses Sybil and Rita.  A brother of deceased is Mr. W.T.A. Smith, of Moore Park-road, Paddington.  His mother (Jane Smith), who was a member of the Rhall family, whose descendants are well-known residents of Young, N.S.W., died at Newcastle in June, 1902.- R.I.P.

Henry Rhall Smith and his wife Margaret had the following known children:

  • Cecily H Gundelach (nee Smith) 1883 - 1963
  • Edmund B R Smith 1884 - 1930
  • Henry Vaughan Smith 1887 - 1982
  • Cyrus B Smith 1889 - 1913
  • Kevin J Smith 1890 -1891
  • Sibyl Mary Smith 1892 - 1982
  • Allen J Smith 1893 -1894
  • Marguerite O'Connor (nee Smith) 1897 - 1982 

NSW BDM Marriage Index

V18471530 162A/1847 SMITH THOMAS RHAAL JANE LL
5946/1882 SMITH HENRY BANFIELD MARGARET NEWCASTLE
1922/1905 GUNDELACH MANUEL SMITH CECILY H NEWCASTLE
8423/1914 SMITH EDMUND B OCONNOR MARY G NEWCASTLE
8668/1919 SMITH HENRY V BEVERIDGE IVY S MEREWETHER
10938/1924 O'CONNOR ARTHUR A SMITH MARGUERITE STOCKTON

NSW BDM Birth Index

9040/1857 SMITH HENRY R JOHN T JANE NEWCASTLE  
26628/1883 SMITH CICELY H HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
28443/1884 SMITH EDMUND B R HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
30389/1887 SMITH HENRY V HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
29694/1889 SMITH CYRUS B HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
24622/1890 SMITH KEVIN J HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
24688/1892 SMITH SIBYL M HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
25636/1893 SMITH ALLEN J HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
5395/1897 SMITH MARGUERITE E HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE

NSW BDM Death Index

10113/1891 SMITH KAVIN J HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
9339/1894 SMITH ALAN J HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
10251/1902 SMITH JANE CHRISTOPHER MARY NEWCASTLE
3165/1913 SMITH CYRUS B HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
8885/1922 SMITH HENRY R WILLIAM JANE WARATAH
3412/1928 SMITH MARGARET HOWITT MARGARET NEWCASTLE
8269/1930 SMITH EDMUND B HENRY R MARGARET NEWCASTLE
17699/1963      GUNDELACH  CECILY HELEN  HENRY RHALL  MARGARET SYDNEY
12741/1982      O'CONNOR MARGUERITE ESTELLE  HENRY RHALL MARGARET
100868/1982 SMITH HENRY VAUGHAN HENRY RHALL MARGUERITE ESTELLE
21830/1982 SMITH SIBYL MARY HENRY RHOLL MARGARET

Source: Indexes. NSW Registry Births, Deaths & Marriages. Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au

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