Ernest Alfred SMITH , 18751944 (aged 69 years)

Name
Ernest Alfred /SMITH/
Given names
Ernest Alfred
Surname
SMITH
Birth

The Pre 1860 Pioneer Register has Ernest being the son of his grandparents, John Burges SMITH and Elizabeth Ann CAMERON.

Death

The headstone for Ernest is inscribed that he 78 years of age at the time of his death. This appears to be incorrect. I have been unable to find any relevant entry in the NSW Deaths Index. Can anyone help here?