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Jessie Berta (Fairbairn) Grey-Smith (1906 - 1977)

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Jessie Berta (Bettine Alberta) "Betty" Grey-Smith formerly Fairbairn
Born in Skipton, Victoria, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Christ Church, South Yarra, Victoria, Australiamap
[children unknown]
Died in South Yarra, Victoria, Australiamap
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Profile last modified | Created 21 Jan 2018
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PARENTS. Charles Fairbairn & Elizabeth (Osborne) Fairbairn

BIRTH. 3 Jun 1906, Banongill station, Skipton, Victoria, Australia

BIRTH. VIC BDM Birth Reg: #13955/1906
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Jessie Berta
Event Birth
Father's name Chas
Mother's maiden name Elizth (Osborne)
Place of birth SKIPTON

BIRTH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN.—On the 3rd June, 1906, at Banongill station, Skipton, the wife of Charles Fairbairn—a daughter.

(Nov 1931). ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT. The engagement is announced of Betty, younger daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fairbairn, of Banogil, Skipton (V.). to Ross, only son of the late Mr. Frank Grey Smith and of Mrs. Grey Smith, of Marne street, South Yarra, Melbourne.

MARRIAGE. 14 Jan 1932, Christ Church, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

MARRIAGE. 14 Jan 1932, Ross Grey (Smith) Grey-Smith, son of Francis Grey Smith & Sybella Ann (Ross) Smith

WEDDING REPORT. A NOTABLE WEDDING (ILLUSTRATION ON PAGE 10.) Every seat, as well as the accommodation of the side aisles of Christ Church, South Yarra, Melbourne, was filled on Wednesday afternoon, January 14, for the wedding of Betty, younger daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fairbairn, of Wooloomanata, Lara (V.), and Ross, only son of the late Mr. Frank Grey Smith and of Mrs. Grey Smith, Marne street, South Yarra. . . .

WEDDING OF THE WEEK. Miss Betty Fairbairn Weds Mr Ross Grey Smith.

Charles and Geoffrey Fairbairn, who carried their aunt's train, are the sons of Major and Mrs C. Osborne Fairbairn, Banogil, Skipton, and Mr and Mrs J. V. Fairbairn, of Mt. Elephant, Derrinallnm, respectively. They wore white satin suits.

The four beautiful children, who lent added picturesqueness to the bridal procession, were nieces of the bride. From left to right — Coralie and Alathea, daughters of Major and Mrs C. Osborne Fairbairn; Angela, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. V. Fairbairn; and Simonette, niece of the bride groom and daughter of Judge and Mrs Macindoe, of Toorak.

Children: Not known

Death of Spouse: 14 Jul 1973, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

DEATH. 14 Feb 1977, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

DEATH. VIC BDM Death Reg: #5234/1977
Family name GREY SMITH
Given names Bettine Alberta
Event Death
Father's name FAIRBAIRN Charles
Mother's maiden name Bessie (Osborne)
Place of birth Skipton
Place of death South Yarra
Age 71

Bettine Alberta GREY-SMITH
Date of grant: 28 Jun 1977;
Date of death: 14 Feb 1977;
Occupation: Widow;
Residence: S Yarra
File#824/503: VPRS 28/ P8 unit 242, item 824/503; VPRS 7591/ P4 unit 695, item 824/503


  • Birth: VIC BDM Birth Reg: #13955/1906
  • Death: VIC BDM Death Reg: #5234/1977

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On 21 Jan 2018 at 07:54 GMT Lorna Henderson wrote:

Ta for adding to the Fairbairns on WikiTree Kerry.

Only one intervening link to reach Jessie's grandfather :) where the intervening generation is:

Bettine Alberta is 32 degrees from Rosa Parks, 22 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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