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Jane (Johnston) Smith (1848 - 1913)

Jane Smith formerly Johnston
Born in Emerald Hill, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
Daughter of and
Wife of — married 10 Oct 1870 in Eastern Hill, Victoria, Australiamap
Died at about age 65 in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
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Jane Johnston was born in 1848 in Emerald Hill (South Melbourne). Her parents were Peter Johnston and Mary Bolster. [1]

1870 She married Thomas Smith in 1870. [2]

Marriage notice published in The Age, Melbourne: SMITH—JOHNSTON.—On the 10th October, at Lansdowne-terrace, Easternhill, by Mr. G. L. Surber, Thomas Smith, of Carlton, to Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. Peter Johnston, Emerald-hill. [3]

Together they had 2 children:

  1. Thomas Smith
  2. Benjamin Smith

She died on February 17, 1913 in Port Melbourne. [4]


  1. Victoria BDM Births: 15462 / 1847
  2. BDM- Victoria,,Marriage: JOHNSTON Given names Jane Event Marriage Spouse's family name SMITH Spouse's given name Thomas Reg. year1870 Reg. no4581
  3. Family Notices (1870, October 15). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved November 2, 2018, from
  4. BDM - Victoria, Death:, SMITH Given namesJane EventDeath Father's name - Johnston Peter Mother's maiden name - Mary (Bolster) Reg. year 1913 Reg. no3199

Research notes

  • Possible burial at Box Hill: Austcemindex:, Smith Jane 1913 Box Hill VIC B 0128 (year only, no family details)

Jane Smith

Birth 1845 Death 17 Feb 1913 (aged 67–68) Burial Melbourne General Cemetery Carlton North, Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia Plot MGC-COE-Comp-L-No-748-749

Standard (Port Melbourne, Vic. : 1884 - 1914) Sat 22 Feb 1913 Page 2 ITEMS OF NEWS. ITEMS OF NEWS. Death of Mrs. Thomas Smith. General regret was expressed on Monday last, when it became known that Mrs. Jane Smith, wife of Cr. Thomas Smith, had passed away. Mrs. Smith had been a sufferer for a number of years from diabetes, and, in consequence, her strength had greatly diminished. Last Saturday afternoon she relapsed into a como- tose state, and without regaining consciousness, breathed her last on the Monday morning. The immedi- ate cause of death was diabetic coma. The deceased, who was 56 years of age, was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. Peter John- ston, shipwright, of City-road, and was born at Emerald Hill—now known as South Melbourne. She was the mother of six children, three of whom died in infancy, the others— two sons and a daughter—are grown up. The eldest son is manager of Councillor T. Smith's Port Mel- bourne business; the daughter is Mrs O. W. Napthine. Mrs. Smith had been Mayoress, both of South and Port Melbourne, and was noted and es- teemed for the way she engaged in the duties appertaining to the posi- tion, her large-hearted charitable- ness making her beloved by all. As a mark of respect to deceased, the flags were at half-mast, at both South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Town Halls. The interment was of a private character, the remains be- ing buried next to deceased's child- ren, in the Melbourne General Ceme- tery, the Rev. Frederick C. Spurr, of Collins-street Baptist Church, where the family pew is, officiating. The pall-bearers were Cr. T. Smith's two sons, Cr. E. F. Russell, Mayor of Port Melbourne, and Mr. John Tully, the District Chief Ruler of the Rech- abite Order. The sympathy of our townspeople goes out to Cr. Smith, in the irreparable and sad loss he has sustained.

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