Robert Smith1,2

(13 November 1866 - 22 July 1938)
FatherRobert Smith2 (1840 - May 1916)
MotherMargaret Henderson (Jan 1839 - Aug 1923)
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Robert Smith was born on 13 Nov 1866 Wilsontown, Par. of Carnwath, LKS, SCT, Exact date from igi, Wilsontown from marr. cert.3,4,5
     Robert Smith married Elizabeth Ann Richards, daughter of John Thomas Richards and Elizabeth Jane Edwards, on 10 Feb 1892 in the Meth. Ch, Blackspoint, Reefton, WLD, NZ, cert. shows Robert as a 24 yr old blacksmith of Blackspoint, Reefton, s/o Robert SMITH, labourer and Margaret m.s. HENDERSON, and born Wilstontown, SCT; Elizabeth Ann is a 19 yr old dressmaker b Ross, Westland, resid. Blackspoint, Reefton, d/o John Thomas RICHARDS, miner and Elizabeth Jane m.s. EDWARDS. Wit: John Thomas RICHARDS miner of Blackspoint and Bessie HARRIS of Buller Rd, Reefton.6,7,5
     Robert Smith married Mary Ann Jones on 14 Jul 1924 at the Reg. Office, Auckland, AKD, NZ, cert. shows Robert as a 58 yr old blacksmith, widower (from 14 Feb 1909), born Wilsontown SCT, resident Oruaiwi, s/o Robert Smith & Margaret m.s. Henderson. Mary Ann Stott, was 48 b Walkden, ENG, widow (from 26 Jan 1915), resid. Takapuna, d/o John Jones, & Mary Ann m.s. Bramwell.8,9
     Robert Smith died on 22 Jul 1938 Mountain Rd, Mt Wellington, AKD, NZ, at age 71; aged 72. Dth notice reads: SMITH: On July 22 1938 (suddenly) at his residence, Mountain Rd, Mount Wellington, dearly loved husband of Mary Ann SMITH, aged 72 years. Funeral leaves the chapel of Arthur Holmes & Sons, McColl St, Newmarket today (Monday) for the crematorium at 9:45am
Cert. adds cod as arterio sclerosis, coronary sclerosis coronary thrombosis, mother m.s. Henderson, born Bigger Scotland, in NZ about 58 yrs, dashes for details of 1st marriage; 2nd marr. to Mary Ann Stott, formerly Jones, issue living given as 1 F, age not known.10,11,12,8,13,14 He was cremated Waikumete, Auckland, AKD, NZ, on 27 Jul 1938 cremation record shows Robert as dying 22nd July, aged 72, a blacksmith of Mountain Rd, Mt Wellington, Medical attendant Dr Gillett, 82 Symonds St, Onehunga, Medical Referee: Dr W McCORMICK, 161 Remuera Rd; Disposal of ashes: Niche C.28; Funeral Director: A Holmes and the dth notice adds the funeral was Mon Jul 25th, leaving for the crematorium at 9:45am.14,10
     At least one tree has this Robert married to a Mary Ann GUNN in 1893, which would make him a very busy bigamist.
That Robert appears to be a contemporary, but belongs to a Robert & Jessie SMITH instead.15,16,17,18

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Robert Smith appeared on the census of 1871 Stobwood, Par. of Carnwath, LKS, SCT, in the household of Robert Smith and Margaret Smith as son of Robert.19 Robert Smith was a blacksmith in Feb 1892 Blackspoint, Reefton, WLD, NZ.5 He lived on 16 May 1916 Masterton, WRP, NZ.11 He was a blacksmith in Jul 1924 Oruaiwi, Taumaranui, AKD, NZ.9,20 He lived in 1925 Meringa, Taumarunui, WKT, NZ, #6795 Robert SMITH, blacksmith.21 He and Mary Ann Jones lived bet. 1931 - 1935 33 Mt Albert Rd, Royal Oak, Manukau, AKD, NZ, Robert SMITH, blacksmith (in 1935 at same address Mary Ann SMITH, married.)22,13

All the other info

     Robert outlived his wife Elizabeth Ann Rowe who died on 30 Sep 1912.23,24

External links

     Robert Smith belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family 1

Elizabeth Ann Richards (Mar 1872 - Sep 1912)
Children
  • Amelia Smith25 (Oct 1892 - Oct 1975)
  • Ivy Smith25 (cir. Jul 1896 - )
  • Hazel Mona Smith25 (cir. Jun 1903 - )

Family 2

Mary Ann Jones (cir. 1876 - May 1960)
ChartsHENDERSON
Henderson/McEwan lines represented by atDNA tests
Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited23 Jul 2016

Citations

  1. Name from igi.
  2. Robert Smith, DCERT: Robert SMITH 1916 (Oamaru, OTG).
  3. Isabella Chittock nee Howden, James Henderson and his family.
  4. Letter, Clive Callow to Lorna Henderson, 3 Jul 1999 ex IGI.
  5. Betty HAWKINS, "EM SMITH/HENDERSON ex Betty H," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), Marr. 1892 Robert SMITH & Elizabeth Ann EDWARDS, copy rcvd Dec 2006.
  6. Letter, Clive Callow to Lorna Henderson, Robert SMITH/Elizabeth Ann RICHARDS, via a GenesReunited Contact, Dec 2006.
  7. Compiled by NZ Society Genealogists, Marriages, 1836-1956, CD, Marr. 1892 Robert SMITH and Elizabeth Ann RICHARDS, folio 2859, extracted Dec 2006.
  8. Compiled by NZ Society Genealogists, Marriages, 1836-1956, CD, Marr. 1924 Robert SMITH & Mary Ann STOTT, folio 6173, extracted Dec 2006.
  9. BDM: NZ Certificates, Marr. 1924 Robert SMITH & Mary Ann STOTT, cert. copy rcvd Feb 2007.
  10. Newspaper clippings, Dth notice 1938 Robert SMITH, The NZ Herald, Mon 25th Jul 1938, extracted Feb 2007.
  11. Newspaper clippings, Obit Robert SMITH found amongst possessions of Amelia HARBOUR nee HENDERSON, niece of Margaret HENDERSON, wife of Robert.
  12. Betty HAWKINS, "EM SMITH/HENDERSON ex Betty H," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), Dth 1938 Robert SMITH, Auckland, extract rcvd from Irene, Mar 2007.
  13. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1935 Manukau Roll, extracted Dec 2006,.
  14. Betty HAWKINS, "EM SMITH/HENDERSON ex Betty H," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), Dth 1938 Robert SMITH, from Waikumete Cemetary & Crematorium, extracted by Irene, Betty's dtr, rcvd Feb 2007.
  15. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2013.
  16. BDM: NZ historical indexes online at http://bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/Search, Birth 1867 Robert Young s/o Robert & Jessie SMITH, ref. 1867/33416, extracted Aug 2013.
  17. BDM: NZ historical indexes online at http://bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/Search, Dth 1933 Robert Young SMITH, ref. 1933/1345, aged 66Y, extracted Aug 2013.
  18. BDM: NZ historical indexes online at http://bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/Search, Marr. 1893 Robert Young SMITH & Mary Ann Sinclair GUNN, ref. 1893/1854, extracted Aug 2013.
  19. 1871 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Stobwood, Carnwath, LKS, Reg. 632 ED 6 Sched 12, hsehld of Robert & Margaret SMITH, extracted Jul 2013.
  20. Wises, Wises NZ Index 1948, Oruaiwi, 17 miles sth of Taumaranui, extracted Feb 2007.
  21. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1925 Waimarino Electorate, extracted Mar 2007,.
  22. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1930 Manukau Supp roll,.
  23. Betty HAWKINS, "EM SMITH/HENDERSON ex Betty H," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), Dth 30 Sep 1912 Elizabeth Ann ROWE nee RICHARDS, from SMITH/EDWARDS family, email to Clive C, copy rcvd Dec 2006.
  24. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 1912 Elizth Ann ROWE do Jno RICHARDS & Elizth Jane EDWARDS, Fitzroy, VIC, reg. 9882, from Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, extracted Jul 2013.
  25. Betty HAWKINS, "EM SMITH/HENDERSON ex Betty H," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), SMITH/EDWARDS family, email to Clive C, copy rcvd Dec 2006.

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