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Belle SmedeAge: 8418841968

Name
Belle Smede
Given names
Belle
Surname
Smede

Belle Rope

Name
Belle Rope
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Given names
Belle
Surname
Rope
Birth 1884 45

Birth of a sisterElsie Smede
1886 (Age 2)

Death of a sisterChristiana Smede
1888 (Age 4)

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 6)

MarriageHenry Albert RopeView this family
November 22, 1905 (Age 21)
St Luke's Church of England, Lue, New South Wales, Australia
Latitude: S32.654146 Longitude: E149.841603

Note:

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 of a motherMary Ann
August 28, 1913 (Age 29)

Death of a fatherFrederick John Smede
January 22, 1930 (Age 46)

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 55)

Death of a husbandHenry Albert Rope
1945 (Age 61)

Death of a sisterMary Ann Louisa Smede
May 12, 1947 (Age 63)

Death 1968 (Age 84)

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Marriage: November 22, 1905St Luke's Church of England, Lue, New South Wales, Australia

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    1. 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.

Marriage

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).