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Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357356242000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith, Vale
Looking for any leads in relation to the above name, born in Cooktown Qld. His father was also Sidney Stephen Smith (1894 - 1949?)(the father) and I think he was married to an Elizabeth Vale (1894 - 1929?) although I can't find anything on her. Thanks in advance!

Re: Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357360876000
Classification: Query

Wondered why I couldnt find much of a record in the AUS Electoral rolls ...... Appears that

provides an explaination !



Re: Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357364146000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1357366035000

There is a birth on the QUEENSLAND Federation Index for a Stephen Sydney SMITH 1894 to George Guy (appears on a daughter's death entry as George Grey SMITH) SMITH & Esther JACKSON 10/04/1894 Reg: 1894/005426. - According to an Ancestry death entry he died 1952.
Stephen Sydney SMITH appears to have been a postal assistant living in Cork Street in 1936.
There was a Katherine Lucretia at the same CLAYFIELD addresses as Stephen Sydney SMITH.
Katherine L. FINLAY & Stephen S. SMITH married COONABARABRAN, N.S.W. 1919
Katherine Lucretia FINLAY appears to have been born 1893 COONABARABRAN, daughter of John FINLAY & Esther JACKSON
George Guy SMITH & Esther JACKSON married 1885 GULGONG, N.S.W.
John FINLAY & Esther JACKSON married 1892 GULGONG, N.S.W.
WW2roll has a Sydney Stephen SMITH born 1916 COOKTOWN.
There was a 1953 marriage PADDINGTON, NEW SOUTH WALES for a Sydney Stephen SMITH & Ann Theone Young WHITFORDE or YOUNG WHITFORDE.

A Dudley Murray WHITFORDE (son of William) shows up on the WW2roll as being born 1921 CLAYFIELD, QLD

The couple's engagement - TROVE - The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 11 August 1953; The Engagement is announced of Ann, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Young-Whitforde, of Rose Bay, to Sydney Stephen Smith, only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Smith, of Papua.

Re: Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357370520000
Classification: Query

I am not sure which of these Vale females is the wife of your Smith.

You can use the QLD and BDM website to find these people.

QLD marriage
1915/B16323 SMITH Sidney m. VALE Eva May

QLD birth
1892/C6125 VALE Eva May
parents VALE, Stephen and MILEY, Ellen Miley

QLD death
1928/C3775 SMITH Eva Mary
parents Stephen VALE and Ellen MILLY Eva Mary

NSW marriage
5330/1890 SMITH Charles H m VALE, Elizabeth Newcastle

Re: Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357372607000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1357373641000
The Qld marriage fryerning found is defnitely the right one, given the Papua connection; see NLA Trove:

Cairns Post, Monday 15 October 1928
The funeral of the late Mrs. Eva Mary Smith, wife of Mr. S. Smith, Customs, Fort Moresby, took place on Wednesday afternoon, moving from St. Monica's Church, and was attended by a large circle of friends. Rev. Father McFadden held a service at thc church, and also conducted the last sad rites at the Martyn-street cemetery. The floral tributes were from: Loving Husband and Son; ; Loving Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters ; Loving Sister, Brother and children (Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Guilfoy); Loving Sister, Brother and children (Mr. aud Mrs. J. E. Baker, Gordonvale); Mrs, Corsar; Mrs. Jacobs; Mr. and Mrs. J. Molloy; Jack, Bertha, Fred, May and Esliensen family; Mrs. Millar and Mrs. M. Ryan; Mrs. E. G. Fox and family (Gordonvale); Mr. and Mrs. W. Houston and family.

Cairns Post, Wednesday 9 October 1929
SMITH.-In loving memory of my dear wife who died the 9th October, 1928. (Inserted by her loving husband, S. Smith, Papua.)
SMITH.-In loving memory of our dear daughter, Eva May Smith, who departed this life, October 9th, 1928
"May she rest in Peace."
(Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. S. Vale.)

So Sidney/Sydney Stephen SMITH was named after his father Sidney/Sydney SMITH and his grandfather Stephen VALE. Stephen VALE died in 1939, son of Wm & Mary (nee ROACH). He is also buried at the Marytn St Cemetery in Cairns (online database available). His wife Ellen died in 1956, daughter of Joseph MILEY & Ellen BYRNE.

Re: Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357376323000
Classification: Query
Thankyou for the extraordinary help and yes, I believe this is the one.
Again thankyou!

Re: Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357376388000
Classification: Query
Thankyou for the help and yes, I believe this is the one.
Again thankyou!

Re: Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357376563000
Classification: Query
Thankyou for the help and yes this is him!

Re: Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357376662000
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Thankyou so much!

Re: Sidney Stephen Smith 1916 -1995

Posted: 1357376710000
Classification: Query
Thankyou Marg!!!
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