Cudgegong Valley History Project

Bridget Smeed1918

Name
Bridget Smeed
Given names
Bridget
Surname
Smeed
Married name
Bridget Gately
Also known as
Bridget Smede
MarriageJames GatelyView this family
1869

Birth of a son
#1
William Gately
1869

Birth of a daughter
#2
Alice Mary Gately
1871

Birth of a daughter
#3
Sarah Ann Gately
1872

Birth of a son
#4
James Thomas Mortimer “Mort” Gately
1875

Birth of a son
#5
John Hamilton Gately
1877

Birth of a son
#6
Herbert Smeed Gately
1879

Birth of a son
#7
George Henry Gately
1884

Birth of a daughter
#8
Millicent J Gately
1886

Birth of a daughter
#9
Amanda B Gately
1888

Birth of a son
#10
Edward Francis Gately
December 1890

Marriage of a childJames Joseph PryorAlice Mary GatelyView this family
1891

Death of a sonEdward Francis Gately
April 20, 1891

Burial of a sonEdward Francis Gately
after April 20, 1891
Birth of a daughter
#11
Valaria M Gately
1892

Marriage of a childJames T CarrollSarah Ann GatelyView this family
1896

Marriage of a childVincent F McHughEmily Maud GatelyView this family
1903

Death of a husbandJames Gately
May 6, 1914

Note:

Mr. James Gately.

The sudden death of a well-known and highly-respected resident of the Rylstone district, in the person of Mr. James Gately, took place at his residence, Dabee, Ryl stone, on May 6, at the age of 77 years. Deceased was born at Probus, Cornwall,England. He came to Australia in a sailing vessel in 1855 and resided at Dabee for the last 43 years. He leaves a widow, five sons and five daughters. Messrs. William, Mortimer, John, Herbert and George, and Mrs. Pryor, Mrs. Carroll (Sydney),Mrs. Me Hugh (Sydney), Mrs. Trimble (Stockinbingal), and Miss Valerie Gately. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery, at Rylstone. - R.I.P. (Catholic Press, Thursday 21 May 1914, p. 30)

Note:

THE LATE MR. GATELY.

By the demise oi Mr. James Gately, one of the oldest district identities passed away. He came to this district in the employ of the late R. M. Fitzgerald's father, and had been in constant employment on the station for close on 40 years, beingprincipally employed in charge of the station team and farming section. Kindly and generous he had no enemies, and was regarded by all who knew him as a kindly old man, ready to help and assist in any worthy object. He leaves a family of fourdaughters and four sons to mourn his loss, and his widow survives him. Deceased was 77 years of age (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Thursday 14 May 1914, p. 26)

Note:

Dropped Dead.

Sad Episode at Rylstone.

Mr. James Gately, of Dabee, Rylstone, one of the oldest residents of that district, dropped dead on Thursday last. The old gentleman was standing speaking to Mr. James Morrison. His horse, which was attached to a sulky, began to move off. Mr.Gately ran to stop the animl. and then got into the sulky. Just as he sat down Mr. Morrison heard as sigh and saw his friend fall forward. Medical assistance was secured, but life was found to be extinct. Only a few minutes before the sadoccurrence the deceased had remarked to Mr. Morrison that he felt in splendid health. Deceased was a very old and repected resident, and the news of his death will come as a shock to many. To the sorrowing relatives we extend our sympathy(Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Monday 11 June 1914, p. 2)

Death June 4, 1918

Note:

MRS. JAMES GATELY, RYLSTONE.

Quite a gloom was cast over the town of Rylstone on Tuesday morning, June 4, when the sad news spread that Mrs. Gately, of Dabee, Rylstone, had passed away. A native of Sofala and daughter of the late John Smeed, of the Two Mile - one of the oldfamilies - few were better known and respected. Deceased was a kind and good neighbor, and the wayfarer was never turned from her door without being the recipient of her bounty. Her family of five sous and five daughters are: Messrs. William,Mort, John, Herb, and George; Mrs. J. Pryor, Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. McHugh, Mrs. Trumble and Miss Val Gately. The funeral took place on Wednesday, 6th ult., the Rev. Father Corbett reading the last prayers at the grave. The attendance of friends andmourners and of the general public was large - a final tribute to the memory and evidence of the respect in which the deceased had been held in her lifetime. - R.I.P. (Freeman's Journal Thursday 4 July 1918, p. 34)

Note:

DEATH OF MRS. JAMES GATELY.

On Tuesday, 4th inst., Mrs. James Gately, of Dabee, Rylstone, passed away, after a brief illness. It was known that Mrs. Gately was confined to her bed, but danger was not realised until the last hours of Monday. She was in her 67th year, andhad resided at Dabee with her family for 46 years, her son William being manager of the estate. A native of Sofala, and daughter of the late John Smeed, of the Two Mile - one of the old families - few were better known and respected. Generallyof good health, her oldest friends might well have predicted her life would have reached the allotted span. She was a kind and good neighbour, and the wayfarer was never turned from her door without being the recipient of her bounty. And as shelived, so the good woman died, loved and honoured by her family of five sons and five daughters who survive. They are: Messrs. William, James, John, Herb, and George Gately, Mrs. J. Pryor, Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. MriTugh, Mrs. John Trimble and MissVera Gately. The funeral took place on Wednesday, 6th inst., the Rev. Father Corbett reading the last prayers at the grave. The attendance of friends and mourners and of the general public was large, a fine tribute to the memory and evidence ofthe respect in which the deceased had been hold in her life time. - R.I.P. (Catholic Press, Thursday 27 June 1918, p. 39)

Note:

Death of Mrs. J. Gately, Sen.

After a brief illness or just over a week, Mrs. James Gately, of Dabee, passed away on Tuesday morning. The deceased lady had been a frequent sufferer and her indisposition did not alarm her friends, but the acute nature of the attack on thevictim's lungs became manifest as it progressed, and the only daughter in attendance feared there would be no recovery, and despite all that constant medical attendance by Dr. Hansard and nursing could do, Mrs. Gately passed away early onTuesday morning. Deceased was a native of Sofala, and daughter of Mr. J. Smede, of the Two Mile. After the marriage with her late husband they came to Dabee in the employ of Mr. Fitzgerald some 46 years ago, and there they remained, trusted andhonored servants, until death parted them. Since her husband’s death Mrs. Gately and her family of three members remained in the old home, discharging the duties of their position straight and upright in all things. The name of Gately has beenhanded down to a surviving family of live sons (William, Mort. John, Herb, and George) and five daughters (Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. J. J. Pryor, Mrs. McHugh, Mrs. Trimble, and Miss Vera Gately, all of whom were present on the last day of theirparent’s illness. The deceased was interred in the Roman Catholic portion of the Rylstone General Cemetery, the Rev. Father Corbett officiating. The remains were followed to their last resting place by an enormous assemblage of friends of the family,testifying to the great respect in which the family was held. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Thursday 13 June 1918, p. 21)

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  1. Generation 1
    1. Bridget Smeed. She died on June 4, 1918. She married James Gately in 1869. He died on May 6, 1914.

      Children of Bridget Smeed and James Gately:

      1. William Gately (18691945)
      2. Alice Mary Gately (18711963)
      3. Sarah Ann Gately (1872)
      4. James Thomas Mortimer “Mort” Gately (18751965)
      5. John Hamilton Gately (18771938)
      6. Herbert Smeed Gately (18791972)
      7. Emily Maud Gately (1940)
      8. George Henry Gately (18841943)
      9. Millicent J Gately (1886)
      10. Amanda B Gately (1888)
      11. Edward Francis Gately (18901891)
      12. Valaria M Gately (18921940)
  2. Generation 2
    1. William Gately, son of James Gately and Bridget Smeed, was born in 1869 and died on April 13, 1945 in St Vincents Hospital, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 76. He married Margaret Mary Sheridan, daughter of Michael Sheridan and Caroline Dewey.

      Children of William Gately and Margaret Mary Sheridan:

      1. Francis William Sheridan Gately (18991970)
      2. Edwin Dewey Gately (19021991)
      3. Private
      4. Private
    2. Alice Mary Gately, daughter of James Gately and Bridget Smeed, was born in 1871 and died on October 7, 1963 at the age of 92. She married James Joseph Pryor in 1891. He died on September 27, 1961.

    3. Sarah Ann Gately, daughter of James Gately and Bridget Smeed, was born in 1872. She married James T Carroll in 1896.

    4. John Hamilton Gately, son of James Gately and Bridget Smeed, was born in 1877 and died on March 7, 1938 at the age of 61. He married Alice Caroline McDonald, daughter of Alexander William McDonald and Annah Baker.

      John Hamilton Gately and Alice Caroline McDonald had 7 children.

    5. Herbert Smeed Gately, son of James Gately and Bridget Smeed, was born in 1879 and died on January 15, 1972 at the age of 93. He married Harriet Therese Katherine Willis, daughter of Frederick Willis and Mary Ann Cafe.

      Children of Herbert Smeed Gately and Harriet Therese Katherine Willis:

      1. Private
      2. Walter Herbert Gately (19081942)
      3. Private
    6. Emily Maud Gately, daughter of James Gately and Bridget Smeed. She died in 1940. She married Vincent F McHugh in 1903.

    7. George Henry Gately, son of James Gately and Bridget Smeed, was born in 1884 and died in 1943 at the age of 59. He married Alice May Mason in 1920. She was born in 1901 and died on August 17, 1982 at the age of 81.

      Children of George Henry Gately and Alice May Mason:

      1. James V Gately (1934)
      2. Gloria May Gately (19261938)
    8. Millicent J Gately, daughter of James Gately and Bridget Smeed, was born in 1886.

    9. Valaria M Gately, daughter of James Gately and Bridget Smeed, was born in 1892 and died on July 1, 1940 at the age of 48. She married Ansel Nicholas Sheridan, son of Michael Sheridan and Caroline Dewey, on January 22, 1919 in St Patricks, Church Hill, New South Wales, Australia. He was born in 1890 and died on August 19, 1965 at the age of 75.

  3. Generation 3
    1. Francis William Sheridan Gately, son of William Gately and Margaret Mary Sheridan, was born in 1899 and died in 1970 at the age of 71.

    2. Edwin Dewey Gately, son of William Gately and Margaret Mary Sheridan, was born in 1902 and died on August 4, 1991 at the age of 89. He married Kathleen Jane Hickey in 1927. She died on August 11, 1994.

    3. The details of this family are private.
Death

MRS. JAMES GATELY, RYLSTONE.

Quite a gloom was cast over the town of Rylstone on Tuesday morning, June 4, when the sad news spread that Mrs. Gately, of Dabee, Rylstone, had passed away. A native of Sofala and daughter of the late John Smeed, of the Two Mile - one of the oldfamilies - few were better known and respected. Deceased was a kind and good neighbor, and the wayfarer was never turned from her door without being the recipient of her bounty. Her family of five sous and five daughters are: Messrs. William,Mort, John, Herb, and George; Mrs. J. Pryor, Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. McHugh, Mrs. Trumble and Miss Val Gately. The funeral took place on Wednesday, 6th ult., the Rev. Father Corbett reading the last prayers at the grave. The attendance of friends andmourners and of the general public was large - a final tribute to the memory and evidence of the respect in which the deceased had been held in her lifetime. - R.I.P. (Freeman's Journal Thursday 4 July 1918, p. 34)

Death

DEATH OF MRS. JAMES GATELY.

On Tuesday, 4th inst., Mrs. James Gately, of Dabee, Rylstone, passed away, after a brief illness. It was known that Mrs. Gately was confined to her bed, but danger was not realised until the last hours of Monday. She was in her 67th year, andhad resided at Dabee with her family for 46 years, her son William being manager of the estate. A native of Sofala, and daughter of the late John Smeed, of the Two Mile - one of the old families - few were better known and respected. Generallyof good health, her oldest friends might well have predicted her life would have reached the allotted span. She was a kind and good neighbour, and the wayfarer was never turned from her door without being the recipient of her bounty. And as shelived, so the good woman died, loved and honoured by her family of five sons and five daughters who survive. They are: Messrs. William, James, John, Herb, and George Gately, Mrs. J. Pryor, Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. MriTugh, Mrs. John Trimble and MissVera Gately. The funeral took place on Wednesday, 6th inst., the Rev. Father Corbett reading the last prayers at the grave. The attendance of friends and mourners and of the general public was large, a fine tribute to the memory and evidence ofthe respect in which the deceased had been hold in her life time. - R.I.P. (Catholic Press, Thursday 27 June 1918, p. 39)

Death

Death of Mrs. J. Gately, Sen.

After a brief illness or just over a week, Mrs. James Gately, of Dabee, passed away on Tuesday morning. The deceased lady had been a frequent sufferer and her indisposition did not alarm her friends, but the acute nature of the attack on thevictim's lungs became manifest as it progressed, and the only daughter in attendance feared there would be no recovery, and despite all that constant medical attendance by Dr. Hansard and nursing could do, Mrs. Gately passed away early onTuesday morning. Deceased was a native of Sofala, and daughter of Mr. J. Smede, of the Two Mile. After the marriage with her late husband they came to Dabee in the employ of Mr. Fitzgerald some 46 years ago, and there they remained, trusted andhonored servants, until death parted them. Since her husband’s death Mrs. Gately and her family of three members remained in the old home, discharging the duties of their position straight and upright in all things. The name of Gately has beenhanded down to a surviving family of live sons (William, Mort. John, Herb, and George) and five daughters (Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. J. J. Pryor, Mrs. McHugh, Mrs. Trimble, and Miss Vera Gately, all of whom were present on the last day of theirparent’s illness. The deceased was interred in the Roman Catholic portion of the Rylstone General Cemetery, the Rev. Father Corbett officiating. The remains were followed to their last resting place by an enormous assemblage of friends of the family,testifying to the great respect in which the family was held. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Thursday 13 June 1918, p. 21)