Cudgegong Valley History Project

Mary Ann Louisa SmedeAge: 7418731947

Name
Mary Ann Louisa Smede
Given names
Mary Ann Louisa
Surname
Smede

Mary Ann Louisa Keech

Name
Mary Ann Louisa Keech
Type
also known as
Given names
Mary Ann Louisa
Surname
Keech
Birth 1873 34

Birth of a sisterChristiana Smede
1876 (Age 3)

Birth of a sisterFanny Eunice Smede
1879 (Age 6)

Birth of a sisterMabel Deveney Smede
1881 (Age 8)

Birth of a sisterBelle Smede
1884 (Age 11)

Birth of a sisterElsie Smede
1886 (Age 13)

Death of a sisterChristiana Smede
1888 (Age 15)

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 17)

MarriageArthur Harris KeechView this family
1897 (Age 24)

Birth of a son
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Harris Deveney Keech
1897 (Age 24)

Birth of a daughter
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Hazel Keech
1899 (Age 26)

Birth of a daughter
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Esmee Keech
1903 (Age 30)

Death of a motherMary Ann
August 28, 1913 (Age 40)

Marriage of a childArthur Henry BowlesHazel KeechView this family
1922 (Age 49)

Death of a fatherFrederick John Smede
January 22, 1930 (Age 57)

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 of a sisterSelina Smede
1939 (Age 66)

Death of a husbandArthur Harris Keech
November 15, 1941 (Age 68)

Death May 12, 1947 (Age 74)

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  1. Generation 1
    1. 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)
  2. Generation 2
    1. 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
    2. 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)
  3. Generation 3
    1. Evelyn Ruby Keech, daughter of Harris Deveney Keech and Ruby Merla Riches, was born about 1929 and died on October 3, 2006 in Rylstone District Hospital, Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia. She married Alan Andrew “Mort” Morton.

      Evelyn Ruby Keech and Alan Andrew “Mort” Morton had 3 children.

    2. The details of this family are private.
    3. Joan Kathleen Bowles, daughter of Arthur Henry Bowles and Hazel Keech, was born in 1926 and died on May 2, 1995 at the age of 69. She married Mieczyslavy Ratuszko on May 15, 1954 in St Dominic's Roman Catholic, Kandos, New South Wales, Australia. He died on March 18, 2002.