Nancy Violet Smithers, 18631920 (aged 57 years)

Name
Nancy Violet Smithers
Given names
Nancy Violet
Surname
Smithers
Married name
Nancy Violet Soli
Married name
Nancy Violet Duggan
Birth 1863 36 18
Text:

Name: Nancy Violet Smithers Father's Name: Henry Smithers Mother's Name: Mary Anne Eddens Birth Place: Brunswick, Victoria Registration Year: 1863 Registration Place: Victoria Registration number: 19233

Birth of a brotherHenry J.B. Smithers
1866 (aged 3 years)
Text:

12081/1866 SMITHERS HENRY J B HENRY MARY A NEWCASTLE

Birth of a sisterPriscilla Ann Smithers
1868 (aged 5 years)
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V1868695 160/1868 SMITHERS PRISCILLA A HENRY MARY A 9817/1868 SMITHERS (FEMALE) HENRY MARY A GRAFTON

Birth of a sisterAnn Elizabeth Smithers
1870 (aged 7 years)
Text:

10385/1870 SMITHERS ANNE ELIZABETH HENRY MARY ANN GRAFTON

MarriageNana SoliView this family
June 7, 1879 (aged 16 years)
Text:

3256/1879 SAWMY MANAMA SMITHERS NANCY V GRAFTON

Citation details:

Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser Tue 10 Jun 1879 p. 2

Text:

SOLI-SMITHERS. - On the 7th instant, at the residence of the bride's father, Halifax Cottage, Victoria-street, by the Rev. R.F. Becher, B.A., NANCY VIOLET, eldest daughter of Mr. H. SMITHERS, native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, North America, to NANA SOLI, native of Madras, India.

Death of a fatherHenry Smithers
1879 (aged 16 years)
Text:

5697/1879 SMITHERS HENRY AGE 64 YEARS DIED GRAFTON GRAFTON

Citation details:

Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser Tue 1 Jul 1879 p. 2

Text:

DEATH OF A WELL KNOWN CHARACTER. On Saturday last Henry Smithers, or as he styled himself, the "Black Prince of Halifax", died at his residence, Victoria-street. The deceased was well known for his musical abilities upon the violin, and for his varied eccentricities. He had been resident in Grafton for a period of upwards of 20 years, and was specially fond latterly of boasting by means of advertisements in the press of the way he had contributed towards its inhabitants' enjoyments, from cooking dinners down to providing music, by himself and family, for balls and parties. He at one time attempted the role of lecturer, both here and in Sydney, upon his experiences of slavery, &c., but found it did not pay. He had served on board a man of war in his young days, but in what capacity it was never very clear, and at one time was in very well to do circumstances in Victoria. There he got into trouble by resenting an insult offered to him as a man of colour, and he suffered imprisonment in consequence. He was liberated before the expiration of his sentence, but only to find his property and means gone, he knew not where. He claimed to be the rightful owner of a considerable amount of property in the town of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and hoped to live to receive some share of it. He had been a very powerful man in his prime, like many of his race of African descent. A severe stroke of paralysis some years ago broke down the strong frame already enfeebled by old age, and latterly he had been very feeble, depending a good deal on the charity of kind neighbours. A good feature of his character was the cleanly industrious way he endeavoured to bring up his family of 3 girls and one boy, most of whom were left upon his hands when little more than infants.

Death January 18, 1920 (aged 57 years)
Text:

3974/1920 MITCHELL NANCY V HENRY MARY GRAFTON

Burial
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Cemetery: Grafton General Family Name: Mitchell Given Names: Nancy Violet Birth Date: Death Date: 18 Jan 1920 Age: 56y Remarks: w/Albert J Inscription: In Loving Memory of NANCY VIOLET, BELOVED WIFE OF ALBERT J. MITCHELL DIED 18TH JAN. 1920, AGED 56 YEARS "Thy will be done."

Family with parents
father
18271879
Birth: about 1827Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: 1879Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Marriage
Marriage: 1862Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
herself
18631920
Birth: 1863 36 18Victoria, Australia
Death: January 18, 1920Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
1866
Birth: 1866 39 21Newcastle, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
younger sister
18681931
Birth: 1868 41 23New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1931Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
1870
Birth: 1870 43 25Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Family with Nana Soli
husband
herself
18631920
Birth: 1863 36 18Victoria, Australia
Death: January 18, 1920Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: June 7, 1879Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
BirthAncestry.com. Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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Name: Nancy Violet Smithers Father's Name: Henry Smithers Mother's Name: Mary Anne Eddens Birth Place: Brunswick, Victoria Registration Year: 1863 Registration Place: Victoria Registration number: 19233

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:

3256/1879 SAWMY MANAMA SMITHERS NANCY V GRAFTON

MarriageNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser Tue 10 Jun 1879 p. 2

Text:

SOLI-SMITHERS. - On the 7th instant, at the residence of the bride's father, Halifax Cottage, Victoria-street, by the Rev. R.F. Becher, B.A., NANCY VIOLET, eldest daughter of Mr. H. SMITHERS, native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, North America, to NANA SOLI, native of Madras, India.

DeathNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:

3974/1920 MITCHELL NANCY V HENRY MARY GRAFTON

DeathMcDonell, Reg. 'Australian Cemeteries Index' [database - on-line].
BurialApplebee, P. 'Australian cemeteries' [database on - line]
Text:

Cemetery: Grafton General Family Name: Mitchell Given Names: Nancy Violet Birth Date: Death Date: 18 Jan 1920 Age: 56y Remarks: w/Albert J Inscription: In Loving Memory of NANCY VIOLET, BELOVED WIFE OF ALBERT J. MITCHELL DIED 18TH JAN. 1920, AGED 56 YEARS "Thy will be done."