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Ronald Bruce Laurie SMITHAge: 40 years18971937

Name
Ronald Bruce Laurie SMITH
Given names
Ronald Bruce Laurie
Surname
SMITH
Birth about 1897 31 30
Citation details: 15674/1897 SMITH RONALD B SAMUEL SARAH A PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 22 May 1937, page 4
Death of a brotherWilliam B McK SMITH
about 1897
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2866/1897 SMITH WILLIAM B MCK SAMUEL SARAH A TAREE
Birth of a sisterMaisie H SMITH
about 1898 (Age 12 months)
Citation details: 35007/1898 SMITH MAISIE H SAMUEL SARA A TAREE
Birth of a sisterSarah Agnes Laurie SMITH
August 4, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: 26754/1900 SMITH SARA A L SAMUEL SARAH A TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 11 August 1900, page 2
Death of a motherSarah Agnes “Annie” LAURIE
August 4, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Cause: Cardiac syncope after confinement
Citation details: 10701/1900 SMITH SARAH A JOSEPH SARAH TAREE
Smith - Sarah Agnes - Death Certificate
Smith - Sarah Agnes - Death Certificate

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Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 11 August 1900, page 2
Burial of a motherSarah Agnes “Annie” LAURIE
August 5, 1900 (Age 3 years)
Religion: Anglican
Smith - Sarah Agnes - Death Certificate
Smith - Sarah Agnes - Death Certificate

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Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 11 August 1900, page 2
Flanagan - Jessie and Laurie - Sarah Agnes
Flanagan - Jessie and Laurie - Sarah Agnes

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Marriage of a parentSamuel SMITHAmelia WILKESView this family
about 1901 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: 10213/1901 SMITH SAMUEL WILKES AMELIA TAREE
Birth of a half-sisterMona Miriam SMITH
about 1902 (Age 5 years)
Citation details: 26754/1902 SMITH MONA M SAMUEL AMELIA TAREE
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth MAYBURY
June 1, 1903 (Age 6 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7937/1903 SMITH ELIZABETH WILLIAM MARY STROUD
Smith - Elizabeth and Stephen
Smith - Elizabeth and Stephen

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Birth of a half-sisterLily May SMITH
about 1904 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: 17031/1904 SMITH LILY M SAMUEL AMELIA TAREE
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph LAURIE
June 2, 1904 (Age 7 years)
Address: At his residence
Citation details: 7280/1904 LAURIE JOSEPH JOSEPH ELIZABETH TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 836
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 32
Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 4 June 1904, page 2
Birth of a half-sisterEmma Amelia SMITH
about 1905 (Age 8 years)
Citation details: 17938/1905 SMITH EMMA A SAMUEL AMELIA TAREE
Marriage of a siblingJames Gardiner VEITCHDaphne Beryl Laurie SMITHView this family
about 1915 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: 3780/1915 VEITCH JAMES G SMITH DAPHNE B L KEMPSEY
Death of a paternal grandfatherStephen SMITH
June 24, 1916 (Age 19 years)
Address: All Nations Hotel
Citation details: 7666/1916 SMITH STEPHEN 88 YRS NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE
Smith - Stephen
Smith - Stephen

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Citation details: 13 December 2014
Text:

In part:

"Stephen's death Cert states he was born in Norfolk England about 1828 and died at the All Nations Hotel in Newcastle 24/6/1916 in which his son Stephen, the informant was the publican from 1912 to 1919."

Military
Enlisted No. 7792 26th Reinforcements 1st Batallion
July 13, 1917 (Age 20 years)
Address: Royal Agricultural Showgrounds
Military
Discharged
January 15, 1920 (Age 23 years)

Marriage of a siblingEdward M DEBENHAMMaisie H SMITHView this family
about 1923 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 4651/1923 DEBENHAM EDWARD M SMITH MAISIE H SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingJohn Raymond WILLIAMSONSarah Agnes Laurie SMITHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 14, 1923 (Age 26 years)
Address: St. Paul's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 9807/1923  WILLIAMSON JOHN SMITH LAWRIE STOCKTON
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: There is some doubt about this marriage. Not only does the change of personal name cause concern, but also the names of her parents on her death registration. However, there is little doubt that a sister of Bruce's married a Williamson as included in his obituary.
MarriageHazeling Emmaline “Hazel” HICKSView this family
November 13, 1925 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: 17873/1925 SMITH RONALD B HICKS HAZEL E PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a half-siblingHenry J HARRISONLily May SMITHView this family
about 1925 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: 17211/1925 HARRISON HENRY J SMITH LILY M CAMDEN
Birth of a son
#1
Ronald Earl Laurie SMITH
May 22, 1926 (Age 29 years)

Text:

Cemetery: Innes Gardens Memorial Park NSW Inscription Id: 8129 Surname: Smith Given Names: Ronald Earl Laurie Birth Date: 22 May 1926 Death Date: 13 Aug 1987 Age: 61 Gender: M Portion: Col 2

Death of a sisterMaisie H SMITH
about 1926 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 15082/1926 DEBENHAM MAISIE H SAMUEL AGNES NARRABRI
Marriage of a half-siblingWilliam Charles ADAMSEmma Amelia SMITHView this family
about 1933 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 14551/1933 ADAMS WILLIAM C SMITH EMMA A ROCKDALE
Death of a fatherSamuel SMITH
November 12, 1934 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Coronary thrombosis
Citation details: 22669/1934 SMITH SAMUEL STEPHEN ELIZABETH PORT MACQUARIE
Smith - Samuel
Smith - Samuel

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Citation details: Saturday 17 November 1934, page 5
Smith - Samuel - Obituary 1934
Smith - Samuel - Obituary 1934

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Smith - Samuel - Death Certificate - 1934
Smith - Samuel - Death Certificate - 1934

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DeathSamuel SMITH
November 12, 1934 (Age 37 years)
Burial of a fatherSamuel SMITH
November 14, 1934 (Age 37 years)
Address: Anglican portion.
Cemetery: Port Macquarie General
Citation details: Saturday 17 November 1934, page 5
Smith - Samuel - Obituary 1934
Smith - Samuel - Obituary 1934

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Smith - Samuel - Death Certificate - 1934
Smith - Samuel - Death Certificate - 1934

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Smith - Samuel
Smith - Samuel

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ResidenceHazeling Emmaline “Hazel” HICKSView this family
1934 (Age 37 years)
Citation details: Saturday 17 November 1934, page 5
Smith - Samuel - Obituary 1934
Smith - Samuel - Obituary 1934

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Death May 17, 1937 (Age 40 years)
Address: Hastings District Hospital
Citation details: 11426/1937 SMITH RONALD BRUCE SAMUEL ANNIE PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Smith - R B
Smith - R B

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Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 22 May 1937, page 4
Burial May 18, 1937 (1 day after death)
Address: Anglican portion.
Cemetery: Port Macquarie General
Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 22 May 1937, page 4
Smith - R B
Smith - R B

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Obituary May 22, 1937 (5 days after death)
Citation details: Saturday 22 May 1937, page 4
Smith - Bruce - Obituary - 1937
Smith - Bruce - Obituary - 1937

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 29, 1891Laurieton, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
William B McK SMITH
Birth: about 1896 30 29Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1897Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
himself
2 years
younger sister
Maisie H SMITH
Birth: about 1898 32 31Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1926Narrabri, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Sarah Agnes Laurie SMITH
Birth: August 4, 1900 34 33Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 24, 1951Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Amelia WILKES - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: about 1901Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
Lily May SMITH
Birth: about 1904 38 34Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1979New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-sister
Family with Hazeling Emmaline “Hazel” HICKS - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 13, 1925Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
6 months
son
son
Private
daughter
Private
son
Private
Duncan Hamilton BAIN + Hazeling Emmaline “Hazel” HICKS - View this family
wife’s husband
Duncan Hamilton BAIN
Birth: about 1912 29 22Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 22, 1969Newtown, , New South Wales, Australia
wife
Marriage: about 1947Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthS - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 15674/1897 SMITH RONALD B SAMUEL SARAH A PORT MACQUARIE
BirthObituary - Smith - Bruce
Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 22 May 1937, page 4
MilitaryMilitary Record - Smith - Ronald Bruce
MilitaryMilitary Record - Smith - Ronald Bruce
MarriageS - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 17873/1925 SMITH RONALD B HICKS HAZEL E PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
ResidenceNewspaper - The Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate
Citation details: Saturday 17 November 1934, page 5
Smith - Samuel - Obituary 1934
Smith - Samuel - Obituary 1934

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DeathS - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 11426/1937 SMITH RONALD BRUCE SAMUEL ANNIE PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathHeadstone - Smith - R B
Smith - R B
Smith - R B

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DeathObituary - Smith - Bruce
Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 22 May 1937, page 4
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index
BurialObituary - Smith - Bruce
Publication: Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Saturday 22 May 1937, page 4
ObituaryNewspaper - The Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate
Citation details: Saturday 22 May 1937, page 4
Smith - Bruce - Obituary - 1937
Smith - Bruce - Obituary - 1937

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NoteEmails - Susan Smith
Citation details: 11 November 2010