James Smith

#122, (11 October 1881-16 June 1950)
FatherWalter Thomas Smith (16 May 1851-19 Mar 1930)
MotherLucy Deane (c 1859-May 1943)
James Smith
(source: Margery Smith)
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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James was born on Tuesday, 11 October 1881 at the Adelaide suburb of Gilberton.1 He was the son of Walter Thomas Smith and Lucy Deane. With the aid of his sons and a Mr. May, Walter Smith buried the bodies of two victims of the Loch Sloy.2

He married Elsie Florence Darby, daughter of George Leonard Darby and Patty Miller, at "Kiliora"(?) Stanley St. on Thursday, 22 December 1904 at Adelaide. He was 23 and his wife Elsie was 20. Edith was the daughter of a public servant. Witnesses to the wedding were Mabelle Gertrude Darby and Patty Miller.3 At this time his occupation was given as a clerk.4,5 James lived in 1904 at Adelaide.6 Jim and his brothers Edward and Arthur had their photos taken together c1905. James, aged 23 and Elsie Florence Darby, aged 21 became the parents of Heba Gwendolyn Smith on Tuesday, 11 April 1905 at North Adelaide.7,8 James and Elsie lived in March 1907 at MacKinnon Parade, in Adelaide.4 James, aged 25 and Elsie Florence Darby, aged 22 became the parents of Margery Jean Smith on Sunday, 31 March 1907 at MacKinnon Parade in McDonald Ward, in Adelaide.4 At this time his occupation was given as an accountant.4 James and Elsie Florence Darby became the parents of Walter Leonard Smith circa 1911 at South Australia.9,10 James was apparently enlisted in the AIF but the details aren't known.
Jim Smith c1915
(Source: Margery Smith)
A picture was taken of Heba and Margery Smith, their parents and their grandmother.
Marjorie and Heba Smith, James Smith and Elsie Darby, Martha Miller c1915
(source: Mrs. M. Willson)


James lived in 1929 at the Sydney suburb of Randwick.11 James, as the father of the bride, attended Margery Jean Smith and John Hill's wedding at Sydney Church of England Grammar Chapel on Saturday, 2 November 1929 at North Sydney.12 James lived in March 1930 at Sydney.13

His father died 19 March 1930 at the age of 78. James was aged 48 when this happened.14 He was a salesman in 1933.15 James and Elsie lived in 1933 at at Cliveden Flats, Roslyn Street in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst.15

His mother died May 1943 at the approximate age of 84. James was aged 61 when this happened. Jim and Elsie had a photograph taken together c1945. In the middle of his life, James seemingly adopted 'Agincourt' as his middle name.16,17 James and Elsie lived in 1949 at at Kanimbla Hall in Tusculum St. in the Sydney suburb of Potts Point.16

James lived in 1950 at Potts Point.18

James died on 16 June 1950 at at St. Vincent's private hospital in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst at age 68 of prostate cancer.18 His body was interred at Eastern Suburbs crematorium on 19 June 1950 at the Sydney suburb of Matraville.18

Children of James Smith and Elsie Florence Darby

Children
Last Edited13 Oct 2013
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Fairclough Family - descendants
Leonard Family - descendants
Manthorpe Family - descendants
Read family - descendants
Smith family - descendants
Wayte Family - descendants
Mike Hill - ancestors
Descendents of Richard Darby

Citations

  1. [S5] South Australia, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Vol 279 p.287 (District of Adelaide).
  2. [S244] The South Australian Register, 1899 'THE WRECK OF THE LOCH SLOY.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 2 June, p. 4, viewed 14 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54379966.
  3. [S7] South Australia, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1904 No.1183.
  4. [S5] South Australia, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1907 No.187 (District of Adelaide).
  5. [S7] South Australia, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1904 No.1183 (District of Adelaide).
  6. [S7] South Australia, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1904 No. 1183.
  7. [S227] Margery Smith,.
  8. [S5] South Australia, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Vol.746 p.106.
  9. [S543] Letter from Mavis 'Patti' Willson to Tim Hill, various 5th October 2013 p.2.
  10. [S5] South Australia, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Vol. (unknown) p.47.
  11. [S3] NSW Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1929 No.258114 (?).
  12. [S3] NSW Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1929 No.258114(?).
  13. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), Obituary, 31 March 1930 p.9.
  14. [S489] The Advertiser and Register (Adelaide, South Australia), 19 Mar 1931 p.8.
  15. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of East Sydney, Subdivision of Darlinghurst 1933 p.13 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx).
  16. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Woolahra, Subdivision of Darlinghurst 1949 p.6 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx).
  17. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 Sep 1931 p.6.
  18. [S2] NSW Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1950 No. 8326.
  19. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Woolahra, Subdivision of Darlinghurst 1943 p.6 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx).