Cudgegong Valley History Project

Selina SmedeAge: 7418651939

Name
Selina Smede
Given names
Selina
Surname
Smede
Birth 1865 26

Death of a sisterAmelia A Smede
1866 (Age 12 months)

Birth of a sisterGerzania H Smede
1867 (Age 2)

Birth of a sisterMargaret Ann Smede
1870 (Age 5)

Birth of a sisterMary Ann Louisa Smede
1873 (Age 8)

Birth of a sisterChristiana Smede
1876 (Age 11)

Birth of a sisterFanny Eunice Smede
1879 (Age 14)

Birth of a sisterMabel Deveney Smede
1881 (Age 16)

MarriageJames KingView this family
1883 (Age 18)

Birth of a sisterBelle Smede
1884 (Age 19)

Birth of a son
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George Pierce King
February 2, 1885 (Age 20)

Birth of a sisterElsie Smede
1886 (Age 21)

Birth of a son
#2
James Frederick King
1888 (Age 23)

Death of a sisterChristiana Smede
1888 (Age 23)

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 sisterMaud Smede
1890 (Age 25)

Birth of a son
#3
Allen King
1893 (Age 28)

Death of a motherMary Ann
August 28, 1913 (Age 48)

Event
House destroyed by fire
January 13, 1930 (Age 65)
Note:

Disastrous Fire RESIDENCE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. ORIGIN A MYSTERY. A big blaze occurred in Mudgee this morning, as a result of which 'Pyangle,' a twelve-roomed weatherboard residence in Lewis street, and all the contents were completely destroyed. The house was the property of Mr J. F. Smede, and was used by his daughter, Mrs J. King, as a boarding house. About 1 o'clock this morning Mrs Potter, a daughter of Mrs King, was awakened by a noise, and upon making investigation she discovered flames issuing from the dining room. The alarm was at once given, and with the aid of the borders Mr Smede, who is in a rather feeble state of health, was rescued from the burning building. The brigade, under Captain Kelly, was on the scene as quickly as possible, but the fire had secured such a strong hold that all efforts to save the building were ineffective. Practically all the contents went up in smoke and the damage was very considerable. Mrs King was absent from home at the time of the fire. The building was Insured with Union Insurance Co. for which Mr. J. J. Stapleton is local agent, for £750, while the furniture was covered for £600 by the same company (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 13 January 1930, page 7).

Death of a fatherFrederick John Smede
January 22, 1930 (Age 65)

Note:

Obituary JAMES FREDERICK SMEDE Mr. James Frederick Smede, one of the pioneers of the Mudgee dis-trict, died in the local hospital on Tuesday night, aged 90 years. Deceased arrived at Lue over 70 years ago, and for a considerable period was sheep overseer for the late Mr. W. V. Dowling. Later he acquired a nice grazing property near Lue, from which he retired some years ago, coming to reside in Mudgee. It is considered that the shock he received when fire destroyed the residence of his daughter (Mrs. King) a week or so ago hastened his end, as he was only rescued with some difficulty from the burning building. His wife predeceased him by several years. The following daughters are left to mourn:- Mesdames J. King, H. Rope, W. Kurtz, and Miss May Smede (all of Mudgee), Mrs. F. Williams (Sydney), Mrs. A. Ander-son (Sydney), Mrs. D. Clarke (Sydney), and Mrs. A. Keech (Rylstone). The body was taken to St. John's Church of England where a service was conducted by the Rev. Canon Parr, who afterwards officiated at the graveside. Mr. J. C. Swords conducted the funeral arrangements (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Friday 24 January 1930, page 8).

Death 1939 (Age 74)

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  1. Generation 1
    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. Generation 2
    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.

  3. Generation 3
    The details of this generation are private.
Event

Disastrous Fire RESIDENCE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. ORIGIN A MYSTERY. A big blaze occurred in Mudgee this morning, as a result of which 'Pyangle,' a twelve-roomed weatherboard residence in Lewis street, and all the contents were completely destroyed. The house was the property of Mr J. F. Smede, and was used by his daughter, Mrs J. King, as a boarding house. About 1 o'clock this morning Mrs Potter, a daughter of Mrs King, was awakened by a noise, and upon making investigation she discovered flames issuing from the dining room. The alarm was at once given, and with the aid of the borders Mr Smede, who is in a rather feeble state of health, was rescued from the burning building. The brigade, under Captain Kelly, was on the scene as quickly as possible, but the fire had secured such a strong hold that all efforts to save the building were ineffective. Practically all the contents went up in smoke and the damage was very considerable. Mrs King was absent from home at the time of the fire. The building was Insured with Union Insurance Co. for which Mr. J. J. Stapleton is local agent, for £750, while the furniture was covered for £600 by the same company (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 13 January 1930, page 7).