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Catharine PickettAge: 9718511948

Name
Catharine Pickett
Given names
Catharine
Surname
Pickett

Catharine Smede

Name
Catharine Smede
Type
also known as
Given names
Catharine
Surname
Smede
Birth 1851 26 27

Birth of a brotherJames Pickett
1856 (Age 5)

Birth of a brotherSamuel Pickett
1856 (Age 5)

Birth of a sisterAnn Pickett
1858 (Age 7)

Birth of a sisterHannah Pickett
1860 (Age 9)

Birth of a sisterEliza Pickett
1862 (Age 11)

Birth of a sisterMary Clara Pickett
1864 (Age 13)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Joseph Pickett
1866 (Age 15)

Birth of a brotherAlfred John Pickett
1869 (Age 18)

MarriageJohn David SmedeView this family
1870 (Age 19)

Birth of a son
#1
Henry John Smede
1871 (Age 20)

Birth of a sisterEmily Elizabeth Pickett
1871 (Age 20)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Amelia Ann Smede
1872 (Age 21)

Birth of a son
#3
James Frederick Smede
1873 (Age 22)

Birth of a sisterJemima Harriett West Pickett
1873 (Age 22)

Birth of a son
#4
Alfred William Smede
1875 (Age 24)

Birth of a son
#5
Samuel David Smede
1876 (Age 25)

Birth of a son
#6
George Thomas Smede
1878 (Age 27)

Birth of a son
#7
Edgar Francis Smede
January 5, 1880 (Age 29)

Birth of a son
#8
Ernest Edward Smede
1881 (Age 30)

Birth of a son
#9
Herbert Percy Smede
1883 (Age 32)

Birth of a daughter
#10
Catherine Christina Smede
1885 (Age 34)

Death of a fatherSamuel Pickett
April 12, 1902 (Age 51)
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PASTORALIST COMMIT SUICIDE. Mr. Samuel Pickett, a well-known pastoralist, residing at Long Gully, about 14 miles from Rylstone, is reported to have committed suicide. Deceased, who was 76 years of age, had been suffering from ill health for the past four or five years, and had recently been much worried with fear that his stock would perish during the coming winter. He took a dose of strychnine, and refused any emetic. He had spent the greater part of his life in the district, and had reared a family of twelve, all of whom, with their mother, survive him. (Sunday Times, Sunday 20 April 1902, p. 8).

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LATEST NEWS BY WIRE. [Press Telegraph Association.] SYDNEY A SAD SUICIDE. Samuel Pickett, senr., aged 76, residing at Long Gully, near Rylstone, committed suicide by taking a dose of strychnine from a bottle kept in the house for poisoning dogs. He lingered several hours. Though evidently he underwent great agony, he resolutely refused to take an emetic. He had been in ill health for four or five years past; this, added to the fear that he would lose all his stock for want of feed during the coming winter, brought about a feeling of despondency. (Maitland Daily Mercury, Tuesday 15 April 1902, p. 3)

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AN OLD RESIDENT OF LUE. POISONS HIMSELF WITH STRYCHNINE. DEPRESSED BY DROUGHT. (from our Correspondent). On Saturday morning, the 12th instant, between 9 and 10 o'clock, Mr. Samuel Pickett, farmer of Long Gully near Lue, informed his wife and son that he had taken poison, but his statement was at first not believed. Some two hours afterwards symptoms of strychnine poisoning showed them-selves, Mr. Pickett having a fit, followed by another an hour and a half later, in which he died. Deceased, who was in his 77th year, was a native England, and had been residing at Long Gully for forty years, where he made a comfortable home for himself. Mr. Pickett reared a large family of sons and daughters, all of whom are married. During the past few years Mr. Pickett suffered from bad health, especially so for the last six months, and was often heard to say that he wished he was dead, as he was only a trouble to himself and those members of his family near him, but he was never heard to threaten to take his own life. The desolation of the drought had recently worried the deceased, who became much depressed as it became more and more evident that many of his stock would perish. A bottle with a small quantity of strychnine in it was kept on a shelf in the kitchen, for the purpose of poisoning dogs, and deceased must have taken this into his bedroom the night before he took the fatal dose, as he did not leave his room on Saturday until about half-past nine in the morning, when he made the statement of having taken the poison. A cup of tea had been taken to deceased by his wife early in the morning, and appearances indicated that he poured a portion of the tea into the strychnine bottle, stirred the contents and then drank it. Deceased was much respected in the locality in which he so long resided, and very general sympathy is expressed for the members of his family, many of whom occupy good positions in the district. An inquest held at Long Gully on Tuesday, before Wm. Taylor, J.P., Coroner, and a jury of five, when a verdict was returned, of death by strychnine poisoning self administered. The re-mains were interred at Lue. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative Thursday 17 April 1902, p. 11)

Marriage of a childGeorge Thomas SmedeEdith GoodhewView this family
1909 (Age 58)

Marriage of a childHenry John KnightCatherine Christina SmedeView this family
June 23, 1909 (Age 58)
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KNIGHT - SMEDE. A very pretty wedding took place at Cooyal Methodist Church yesterday, when Henry John Knight, of Camboon, near Rylstone, was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Christina Catherine Smede, daughter of Mr. David John Smede, of Cooyal, the Rev. J. B. Penman offi-ciating. The bride was gowned in a white silk over-all, trimmed with white silk ribbon, and wreath and veil, and carried a beautiful bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. E. Smede, brother of the bride, acted as best man, and Miss Blanch Smede, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was partaken of at the residence of the bride's parents (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 24 June 1909, page 18).

Death of a motherAnn Drake
July 28, 1913 (Age 62)
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DEATH AT LUE.

We regret to have to record the death of a very old resident of Lue, in the person of Mrs. Ann Pickett at the advanced age of 88 years of age. Her death took place on the 28th July at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. Thompson, of the LueHotel, with whom she had resided since the death of her husband (Mr. Samuel Pickett) some twelve years ago. The deceased lady had been a resident of the district for over sixty years. She leaves a family of 4 sons and 8 daughters, besidesgrandchildren and great-grand children. The funeral was very largely attended. The Rev. Mr. Walker, of Rylstone, officiated at the graveside. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Thursday 14 August 1913, p. 23).

Death of a brotherJames Pickett
1922 (Age 71)

Death of a sisterSarah Jane Pickett
April 12, 1924 (Age 73)

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Obituary.

SARAH JANE BATON.

There passed away at her home, Sarah Jane, wife of J. Baton, Lue, on Saturday last at the age of 63 years. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery, Lue, the Rev. W. Thompson, of Rylstone, officiating at the grave-side. Deceased leaves a sorrowing husband and grown up family. Mr. H. Barton had charge of the funeral arrangements (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 14 April 1924, page 15).

Death of a sonAlfred William Smede
July 26, 1924 (Age 73)

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Died on Wedding Day SAD DEATH OF MR. A SMEDE. Very sad circumstances surrounded the death of Alfred Smede, in Sydney on Thursday. Deceased was attending to the overhead tram-way wires when he fell through a skylight, a distance of 14 ft., injuring his spine. He was conveyed to Sydney Hospital, and passed away on Saturday morning. Deceased who was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smede, of Mudgee, was 48 years of age, and a native of Cooyal. The sad feature of his death was the fact that he was to have been married last Saturday to Miss Daisy Walsh, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Walsh and Mrs. Walsh, of Gulgong. The only persons present at his death were his brother and sister in law, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smede, Mr. C. Robinson, brother-in-law, Mr. R. Drew, brother-in-law, and his fiancee, Miss Walsh. Besides the sorrowing father and mother, he is survived by the following brothers Ernest, Harry, Edgar, Herbert, James, Samuel, George, and three sisters, Mesdames George Walker, Tottenham; Charles Robinson, Pipeclay; Mrs. H. Knight, Camboon, Rylstone. The body was brought to Mudgee this morning, and will be interred in the R.C. portion of the general cemetery this afternoon. Deceased was greatly esteemed by all who knew him. For many years he was an enthusiastic member of the Cooyal Cricket Club. Deep sympathy is felt for his relatives and fiancee (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 28 July 1924, page 23).

Death of a husbandJohn David Smede
November 21, 1924 (Age 73)

Death of a sisterEliza Pickett
1924 (Age 73)

Burial of a sonAlfred William Smede
after July 26, 1924 (Age 73)
Death of a sonErnest Edward Smede
October 6, 1934 (Age 83)
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Mr. E. Smede FORMER resident of Havilah, and a member of a well known Mudgee district family, Mr E. Smede, died in Sydney on Satur-day night. The remains will be brought to Mudgee, and the funeral will take place in the Roman Catholic portion of the Mudgee cemetery tomorrow afternoon (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 8 October 1934, page 4).

Burial of a sonErnest Edward Smede
October 9, 1934 (Age 83)
Death of a sonSamuel David Smede
October 18, 1934 (Age 83)

Burial of a sonSamuel David Smede
after October 18, 1934 (Age 83)
Death of a sonEdgar Francis Smede
September 6, 1941 (Age 90)

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DEATHS Mr. E. F. Smede THE death occurred in the Mudgee District Hospital on Saturday morning last of Mr. Edgar Francis Smede, at the age of 61 years. Deceased was well known and highly respected in Mudgee and district. He was a resident of Pipeclay and Havilah districts. His wife predeceased him by eighteen months. To his relatives and his five small children, whose ages range from three to ten years, our deepest sympathy is extended. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon to the Church of England portion of the Mudgee cemetery, the Rev. Powell. officiating at the church and the graveside. Arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. J. C. Swords and Son. (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 8 September 1941, page 7).

Burial of a sonEdgar Francis Smede
September 7, 1941 (Age 90)
Death of a brotherSamuel Pickett
February 19, 1944 (Age 93)
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Mr. Samuel Pickett One of the fine old pioneers, in the person of Mr. Samuel Pickett, died in the Mudgee Hospital on Sunday aged 88 years. His wife predeceased him by about six years. For a very lengthy period deceased resided at Turill, where he had a nice little property. He enjoyed excellent health up till a fortnight or so ago and, always active, shore a few of his pet lambs during the shearing period. A fine old type, heenjoyed the friendship of every-one in the district where he lived so long, and his passing will be universally regretted. Among those left to mourn is Mrs. L. Imber (daughter), of Mudgee South. The funeral took place to the Church of Englandportion of the Mudgee cemetery this afternoon, the Rev. A. G. Powell officiating. The arrangements were carried out by Messrs. J. C. Swords and Son. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Monday 21 February 1944, p. 3).

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OBITUARY

The Late Mr. Samuel Pickett

Still another of our grand old citizens passed over the Great Divide when Mr. Samuel Pickett passed away at Mudgee on 20th February. He had reached the ripe old age of 88, and until a few weeks previously had been well and unusually, activefor a man of his years. Before residing at Cassilis he was, for many years, a resident of Pyangle. His long life was marked by industry and usefulness and his home was known to the borders for its ready hospitality; His wife pre-deceased him,also two sons. During his declining years he was lovingly cared for by his youngest daughter, Mrs. C. F. Clarke. He was a dear old father, loved and respected, and after his wife's death he insisted on keeping the home fires burning, and doinghis best for his family. Nine daughters survive, together with a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To them sincere sympathy is extended. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Monday 6 March 1944, p. 6).

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Mainly About People The following daughters of the fine old pioneer, Mr. Samuel Pickett, of Autumn Hills (notice of whose death we recently published), are left to mourn, viz., Mrs. Janet Bayless (Bowenfels), Mrs. Alma Smede (Turill), Mrs. Ruth Cooper (Apple treeFlat), Mrs. Hilda Imber Mudgee):, Mrs. Bertha King (Kan-dos), Mrs. Phyllis Byfield (Kurra-jong), Mrs. Daisy Milton (Turill), Mrs. Jemima Constable (Cassilis), and Mrs. Gwendoline Clarke (Sydney). To the bereaved our sincere sympathy isextended. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Monday 13 March 1944, p. 2).

Death of a brotherAlfred John Pickett
October 21, 1944 (Age 93)
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DEATH Alfred John Pickett It is with deep regret we announce the death of Alfred John Pickett, which took place at his son's residence, Kandos, on Saturday afternoon last. Deceased, who was aged 75, had been a resident of this district all his life, and he was held in very high esteem. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mesdames A. King (Rylstone) and S. G. Bradley (Dubbo), and four sons, Cecil (Glebe), Leslie (Glebe), Alvy and Len (Kandos). After a service in St. Luke's Church of England, Lue, conducted by the Rev. E. Hawkey, the remains were interred in the Lue Cemetery. To the bereaved we extend our deepest sympathy (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 26 October 1944, page 8).

Death of a sisterJemima Harriett West Pickett
August 2, 1947 (Age 96)

Death June 25, 1948 (Age 97)
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DEATHS Mrs. C. Smede The death occurred in the Mudgee Hospital on Friday last of Mrs. Catherine Smede, at the great age of 96 years. Deceased who was one of the oldest identities of the Mudgee district, was a lady of sterling character, and won the love and respect of everyone with whom she came in contact. Like most of the pioneers, she was noted for her great, kindness and charity, and delighted in the performance of good deeds. Her passing will leave a gap in the lives of many people in town and district. To the sorrowing family the deepest sympathy will be extended. The funeral, which was attended by many old friends of the family, took place to the Church of England portion of the general cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Canon Powell officiating (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 28 June 1948, page 2).

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  1. Generation 1
    1. Catharine Pickett, daughter of Samuel Pickett and Ann Drake, was born in 1851 and died on June 25, 1948 in Mudgee District Hospital, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 97. She married John David Smede, son of Frederick John Smede and Amelia , in 1870. He was born about 1847 and died on November 21, 1924.

      Children of Catharine Pickett and John David Smede:

      1. Henry John Smede (18711952)
      2. Amelia Ann Smede (1872)
      3. James Frederick Smede (18731954)
      4. Alfred William Smede (18751924)
      5. Samuel David Smede (18761934)
      6. George Thomas Smede (18781963)
      7. Edgar Francis Smede (18801941)
      8. Ernest Edward Smede (18811934)
      9. Herbert Percy Smede (18831966)
      10. Catherine Christina Smede (18851952)
  2. Generation 2
    1. Henry John Smede, son of John David Smede and Catharine Pickett, was born in 1871 and died in 1952 at the age of 81. He married Alma Margaret Pickett, daughter of Samuel Pickett and Jane Ann Nipperess.

      Children of Henry John Smede and Alma Margaret Pickett:

      1. Private
      2. Ivy Neah Smede (1980)
      3. Winifred Esme Catherine Smede (19182006)
      4. Private
      5. Derick J Smede (1923)
      6. Amelia Jane Smede (19161943)
      7. Hilda Isabell Ann Smede (19081935)
      8. Rita Henrietta Smede (19101995)
      9. Private
      10. Roderick Osborne Samuel Smede (19191993)
    2. James Frederick Smede, son of John David Smede and Catharine Pickett, was born in 1873 and died on June 24, 1954 at the age of 81. He married Eliza E Cook, daughter of James Cook and Martha Nipperess.

      Children of James Frederick Smede and Eliza E Cook:

      1. Private
      2. Olive Grace Smede (19091997)
      3. Vernon James Smede (19111997)
      4. Clifton John Smede (19121995)
      5. Neta Joan Smede (19261998)
    3. Samuel David Smede, son of John David Smede and Catharine Pickett, was born in 1876 and died on October 18, 1934 at the age of 58. He married Mary Maria Lennox, daughter of Thomas Lennox and Ellen Robertson.

      Children of Samuel David Smede and Mary Maria Lennox:

      1. Private
      2. Private
      3. Private
      4. Private
      5. James J Smede (19231924)
    4. George Thomas Smede, son of John David Smede and Catharine Pickett, was born in 1878 and died on July 21, 1963 at the age of 85. He married Edith Goodhew, daughter of George Thomas Goodhew and Annie Maria Bradford, in 1909. She was born in 1881 and died on October 30, 1970 at the age of 89.

    5. Edgar Francis Smede, son of John David Smede and Catharine Pickett, was born on January 5, 1880 and died on September 6, 1941 at the age of 61. He married Maude Carrington .

      Children of Edgar Francis Smede and Maude Carrington :

      1. Neville David Smede (19381964)
      2. Private
      3. Clement Francis Smede (1989)
      4. Private
      5. Private
    6. Ernest Edward Smede, son of John David Smede and Catharine Pickett, was born in 1881 and died on October 6, 1934 in Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 53.

    7. Catherine Christina Smede, daughter of John David Smede and Catharine Pickett, was born in 1885 and died on December 13, 1952 in Lewisham Hospital, Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 67. She married Henry John Knight, son of Henry J Knight and Sarah A , on June 23, 1909 in Cooyal Methodist Church, Cooyal, New South Wales, Australia. He was born in 1883 and died on June 15, 1950 at the age of 67.

  3. Generation 3
    1. Winifred Esme Catherine Smede, daughter of Henry John Smede and Alma Margaret Pickett, was born in 1918 and died on March 11, 2006 at the age of 88. She married Vincent John Roy Papworth in 1940. He was born about 1914 and died on September 18, 1979.

    2. Amelia Jane Smede, daughter of Henry John Smede and Alma Margaret Pickett, was born in 1916 and died in 1943 at the age of 27. She married Alva Myers Nevell, son of Henry Nevell and Clarice N A Myers.

      Amelia Jane Smede and Alva Myers Nevell had 2 children.

    3. Hilda Isabell Ann Smede, daughter of Henry John Smede and Alma Margaret Pickett, was born in 1908 and died in 1935 at the age of 27. She married Elijah Marskell on June 28, 1935 in St John the Baptist Church, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. He died on June 14, 1988.

    4. The details of this family are private.
    5. Roderick Osborne Samuel Smede, son of Henry John Smede and Alma Margaret Pickett, was born about 1919 and died on November 6, 1993. He married Jessie Wright.

      Roderick Osborne Samuel Smede and Jessie Wright had 7 children.

    6. The details of this family are private.
    7. Olive Grace Smede, daughter of James Frederick Smede and Eliza E Cook, was born in 1909 and died on July 26, 1997 in Mudgee Nursing Home, 3 Menchin Street, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 88. She married Ellis Ernest Ryan.

      Children of Olive Grace Smede and Ellis Ernest Ryan:

      1. Neville Ernest Ryan (19351985)
      2. Private
      3. Private
      4. Private
    8. Vernon James Smede, son of James Frederick Smede and Eliza E Cook, was born in 1911 and died on March 20, 1997 at the age of 86.

      Vernon James Smede had 2 children.

    9. Clifton John Smede, son of James Frederick Smede and Eliza E Cook, was born in 1912 and died on July 2, 1995 at the age of 83. He married Thelma Harriet Potts in 1946. She was born about 1919 and died on October 21, 2010.

    10. Neta Joan Smede, daughter of James Frederick Smede and Eliza E Cook, was born about 1926 and died on November 9, 1998. She married Ernest Lindsay Gawthorne.

      Neta Joan Smede and Ernest Lindsay Gawthorne had 2 children.

    11. Clement Francis Smede, son of Edgar Francis Smede and Maude Carrington . He died on April 6, 1989. He married Thelma Rose Player, daughter of Percy Alfred Player and Private.

      Clement Francis Smede and Thelma Rose Player had 5 children.

    12. The details of this family are private.
    13. The details of this family are private.
Death

DEATHS Mrs. C. Smede The death occurred in the Mudgee Hospital on Friday last of Mrs. Catherine Smede, at the great age of 96 years. Deceased who was one of the oldest identities of the Mudgee district, was a lady of sterling character, and won the love and respect of everyone with whom she came in contact. Like most of the pioneers, she was noted for her great, kindness and charity, and delighted in the performance of good deeds. Her passing will leave a gap in the lives of many people in town and district. To the sorrowing family the deepest sympathy will be extended. The funeral, which was attended by many old friends of the family, took place to the Church of England portion of the general cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Canon Powell officiating (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 28 June 1948, page 2).