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William John Smith (1889 - 1967)

William John Smith
Born in Ballarat East, Victoria, Australiamap
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[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at about age 78 in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australiamap
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William John Smith was born in 1889 in Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia, the son of Edward Smith (1864-1902) and Janet "Jessie" Robertson (1863-1943). [1] Father=Edward Smith, Mother=Jessie Robertson.

On 27th December 1913, at Methodist Church, Ballarat, Victoria, he married Lillian Maude Thomas (1892-1969). [2] His parents are shown as Edward Smith and Jessie Robertson.

Marriage Reg. SMITH—THOMAS 1913

Two children are known:—

Bernice Mena (1916-1995) m. Leonard Hector Grant 1936. Buried Box Hill Cemetery.
Joan Vera (1921-1950). m. John Macdonald Mackie 1945. Died 1950, aged 28.

William died at Hawthorn, Victoria, on 20th January 1967, aged 77. [3]

Death Reg. William John Smith (1889-1967)

Following a service on 24th January 1967, he was buried in Box Hill Cemetery, M-197-0001. [4] Lillian joined him on 12th May 1969.

Research Notes

Lillian died on 10th May 1969, aged 77.

Death. 1969. [5]
SMITH, Lillian Maude.—On May 10th (suddenly), at 29 Mary Street, Hawthorn, beloved wife of the late William John, dearly loved mother of Bernice (Mrs. Grant) and Joan (Mrs. Mackie, deceased), grandma of Neil. Peace, perfect peace.
SMITH. — On May 10th (suddenly), Lillian Maude, dearly loved mother of Bernice, fond mother-in-law of Len, loved nan of Neil and Heather, great-nan of Ken and Keili.
Her love passeth among us always.


  1. Victorian BDM. Birth Registration. 9311/1889.
  2. Victorian BDM. Marriage Registration. 9392/1913.
  3. Victorian BDM. Death Registration. 2070/1967.
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #123943016 William John Smith (1889-1967).
  5. 1969, 'Death,' The Age (Melbourne), 12 May, page 20. SMITH, Lillian Maude.

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