Heba Gwendolyn Smith1

#23, (11 April 1905-27 September 1986)
FatherJames Smith (11 Oct 1881-16 Jun 1950)
MotherElsie Florence Darby (4 Apr 1884-27 Feb 1966)
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Brett Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Deane Family - descendants
Fairclough Family - descendants
Leonard Family - descendants
Manthorpe Family - descendants
Read family - descendants
Smith family - descendants
Wayte Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited31 Mar 2019
Heba Gwendolyn Smith
Heba Smith aged six months
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Heba was born on Tuesday, 11 April 1905 at North Adelaide.2,1,3 She was the daughter of James Smith and Elsie Florence Darby. 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)
A photograph was taken of the Bourke and Hill houses in at 32 and 30 Addison Street, Manly c.1918.
The Bourke and Hill houses in Addison Street, Manly c.1918
(source: Tim Hill collection)
She moved with her parents to Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, circa 1923. However, they only stayed there a year before moving to Sydney.4 Heba's occupation was given as 'home duties' in May 1929.3 Heba lived in May 1929 at Potts Point.3

She married Frank Gordon Hocken, a wireless engineer, son of James Preston Hocken and Helen Sophia Mason, in an Anglican ceremony at St. Johns Bishopthorpe on Wednesday, 22 May 1929 at Glebe. She was 24 and her husband Frank was 26.3 Heba and Frank lived in 1930 at at 12 Kyola Flats, Royston Street in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst.5 Heba and Frank lived in 1933 at at 5 Ithica Flats, Ithica Road in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst.6

Throughout their lives, the three sisters were very close despite being very different. They were intelligent, interested in world affairs and great conversationalists.7 Heba and Frank lived in 1937 at at 14 Court Road in the Sydney suburb of Edgecliff.8

Her father died 16 June 1950 at the age of 68. Heba was aged 45 when this happened. She was a clerk in 1954.9 Heba and Frank lived in 1954 at at 14 Court Road in the Sydney suburb of Double Bay.9 Heba and Frank lived in 1958 at 11 Painters Lane, in Terrigal, New South Wales.10 Heba and Frank lived in February 1966 at 23 Barnhill Road, in Terrigal, New South Wales.11 Heba provided information on the death of her mother Elsie Florence Darby, on 27 February 1966, at at Princess Alexandra Hospital in the Brisbane suburb of South Brisbane at age 60.11,12

Her mother died 27 February 1966 at the age of 81. Heba was aged 60 when this happened.

Her husband Frank died 1975, leaving her a widow. Heba lived in 1986 at Kincumber, New South Wales.

Heba died on 27 September 1986 at Kincumber, NSW, at age 81.13 She was buried at Palmdale crematorium, in Palmdale, New South Wales.14

Heba was remembered as a 'robust hearty person.15'

Family

Frank Gordon Hocken (9 Mar 1903-Jun 1975)
Child

Citations

  1. [S5] South Australia, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Vol.746 p.106.
  2. [S227] Margery Smith,.
  3. [S1084] Parish Registers for Glebe, 1929 No.133 Frank Hocken and Heba Smith.
  4. [S259] Mavis 'Patti' Willson, 11 Mar 2018.
  5. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of North Sydney, Subdivision of Darlinghurst (1930) p.2.
  6. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of North Sydney, Subdivision of Darlinghurst (1933) p.5.
  7. [S1076] Barbara Nicholson, 03:50 - 04:30, 06:00 - 06:40.
  8. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Wentworth, Subdivision of Bellvue Hill (1937) p.5.
  9. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Wentworth, Subdivision of Woolahra East (1954) p.4.
  10. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of MacArthur, Subdivision of Gosford (1958) p.7.
  11. [S290] Queensland, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 1966 No.79343.
  12. [S488] Mike Hill, recollection, unknown date,.
  13. [S477] Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 Ancestry.com, Cemetery Location: Palmdale, New South Wales.
  14. [S477] Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 Ancestry.com, Central Coast Family History Society Inc; Collection Title: Palmdale Lawn Cemetery; Reference: R H Creighton Funeral Director's Records.
  15. [S1076] Barbara Nicholson, 05:10 - 06:00.
  16. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Robertson, Subdivision of Gosford (1963) p.6.
  17. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Robertson, Subdivision of Terigal (1980) p.10.