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Mary Ann 1913

Mary Ann
Given names
Mary Ann
Married name
Mary Ann Smede
MarriageFrederick John SmedeView this family

Birth of a daughter
Amelia A Smede

Birth of a daughter
Selina Smede

Death of a daughterAmelia A Smede

Birth of a daughter
Gerzania H Smede

Birth of a daughter
Margaret Ann Smede

Birth of a daughter
Mary Ann Louisa Smede

Birth of a daughter
Christiana Smede

Birth of a daughter
Fanny Eunice Smede

Birth of a daughter
Mabel Deveney Smede

Marriage of a childJames KingSelina SmedeView this family

Birth of a daughter
Belle Smede

Birth of a daughter
Elsie Smede

Death of a daughterChristiana Smede

Shared note:

RYLSTONE, WEDNESDAY. A girl, 18 years old, the daughter of Mr. F. Smede, of Lue, an old resid ent of that place, was accidentally drowned in Lawson's Creek last night . A magisterial inquiry was held to-day, and a verdict returned in accor dance with the facts(Sydney Morning Herald, 1 November 1888, p. 10).

Birth of a daughter
Maud Smede

Marriage of a childArthur Harris KeechMary Ann Louisa SmedeView this family

Marriage of a childHenry Albert RopeBelle SmedeView this family
November 22, 1905
St Luke's Church of England, Lue, New South Wales, Australia
Latitude: S32.654146 Longitude: E149.841603


Wedding Bells. ROPE—SMEDE. A pretty wedding was celebrated at the Lue Church of England on the 22nd instant, Rev. F. J. Harris, of Rylstone, officiating. The contracting parties were Mr. Henry Albert Rope, eldest son of Ald. G. Rope, of Lawson's Creek, and Miss Belle Smede, of Pyangle. Wedding bells were upon this occasion a reality, for as the bridal party entered the church the church bell were peeled merrily. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in cream silk voile, yak insertion and chiffon, with wreath and veil. The bridesmaids were Miss Elsie Smede, sister of the bride, and Miss Clara Rope, sister of the bridegroom. Miss Smede's dress was of white muslin lace, with ?ture hat to match, while Miss Rope's frock was of pale blue voile, Broderie Anglaise yoke, elbow sleeves, and a picture hat. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a gold crescent brooch set with diamond and sapphires, to the chief bridesmaid a ?able bar brooch set with an opal, and to the second bridesmaid a gold-mounted New Zealand greenstone brooch. Mr. H. O'Hern was best man, and Mr. E. J. Doswell grooms-man. From the church the bridal party drove to the residence of the bride's parents at Pyangle, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was in reddiness. To this a large number of guests sat down, and after the edibles had been done ample justice to the toast list was entered upon. Rev. J. Harris proposed ''The Bride and Bridegroom,'' Mr. H. Rope responding. Mr. E. J. Doswell the "Bridesmaids,'' for whom Mr. H. O'Hern responded. '' The Bride and Bridegroom's Parents ' by Mr. P. S. Garling, acknowledged by Mr. F. Smede and Mr. McLachlan. Toasts of ''The Ladies,'' ''The Visitors'' ''The Bachelors,'' ''The Benedicts,' and ''The Press'' were also honored. After the breakfast the bridal party and guests were photographed by Mr. P. S. Garling, and harmony was indulged in till the time arrived for starting for Lue Railway Station, from whence Mr. and Mrs. Rope entrained for Sydney, there to spend their honeymoon. Their departure was made to the accompaniment of showers of confetti and rose petals, the hearty good wishes of a large number of friends, and the explosion of detonators, which had been placed on the rails. The bride's going away dress was of port wine hopsack, relieved with white velvet and trimmed with lace. Mr. and Mrs. Rope were made the recipients of a beautiful lot of presents. After their honeymoon the happy young couple will reside in Mudgee in their newly-erected cottage in Market-street east (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 30 November 1905, page 5).

Death August 28, 1913

Burial after August 28, 1913
Family with Frederick John Smede - View this family
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  1. Generation 1
    1. Mary Ann . She died on August 28, 1913. She married Frederick John Smede, son of Frederick John Smede and Amelia ,. He was born about 1839 and died on January 22, 1930.

      Children of Mary Ann and Frederick John Smede:

      1. Amelia A Smede (18631866)
      2. Selina Smede (18651939)
      3. Gerzania H Smede (1867)
      4. Margaret Ann Smede (1870)
      5. Mary Ann Louisa Smede (18731947)
      6. Christiana Smede (18761888)
      7. Fanny Eunice Smede (1879)
      8. Mabel Deveney Smede (1881)
      9. Belle Smede (18841968)
      10. Elsie Smede (1886)
      11. Maud Smede (1890)
  2. Generation 2
    1. Selina Smede, daughter of Frederick John Smede and Mary Ann , was born in 1865 and died in 1939 at the age of 74. She married James King in 1883.

      Children of Selina Smede and James King:

      1. George Pierce King (18851966)
      2. James Frederick King (18881946)
      3. Allen King (18931941)
    2. Mary Ann Louisa Smede, daughter of Frederick John Smede and Mary Ann , was born in 1873 and died on May 12, 1947 at the age of 74. She married Arthur Harris Keech, son of William Keech and Martha Harris, in 1897. He was born in 1865 and died on November 15, 1941 at the age of 76.

      Children of Mary Ann Louisa Smede and Arthur Harris Keech:

      1. Harris Deveney Keech (18971964)
      2. Hazel Keech (18991953)
      3. Esmee Keech (19031996)
    3. Belle Smede, daughter of Frederick John Smede and Mary Ann , was born in 1884 and died in 1968 at the age of 84. She married Henry Albert Rope, son of George Rope and Ann Hawkins Johnstone, on November 22, 1905 in St Luke's Church of England, Lue, New South Wales, Australia. He was born in 1880 and died in 1945 at the age of 65.

    4. Elsie Smede, daughter of Frederick John Smede and Mary Ann , was born in 1886.

  3. Generation 3
    1. James Frederick King, son of James King and Selina Smede, was born in 1888 and died on June 10, 1946 at the age of 58. He married Gladys Trewella Steed.

      James Frederick King and Gladys Trewella Steed had 1 child.

    2. Harris Deveney Keech, son of Arthur Harris Keech and Mary Ann Louisa Smede, was born in 1897 and died on January 2, 1964 in Mudgee District Hospital, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 67. He married Ruby Merla Riches.

      Children of Harris Deveney Keech and Ruby Merla Riches:

      1. Evelyn Ruby Keech (19292006)
      2. Private
    3. Hazel Keech, daughter of Arthur Harris Keech and Mary Ann Louisa Smede, was born in 1899 and died on June 30, 1953 at the age of 54. She married Arthur Henry Bowles, son of Patrick Henry Bowles and Elizabeth Owen, in 1922. He was born in 1886 and died on April 15, 1951 at the age of 65.

      Children of Hazel Keech and Arthur Henry Bowles:

      1. Joan Kathleen Bowles (19261995)