George Thomas SMART

George Thomas SMART was born on 1 September 1853 in Christchurch and was baptised at St Michaels Church in Christchurch on 1 January 1854. He was usually a labourer.

On 24 January 1878, George married Isabella McDONALD at the St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Christchurch. Isabella was born 24 August 1856 in Elginshire, Scotland and died on 8 October 1946 in Christchurch and is buried in the Linwood Cemetery in Christchurch. After George's death, she married John Leslie BROWN about 1900. Then she married Alexander PROTHEROE about 1911 and they had one child. It is known that Alexander had children from a previous marriage.

George died on 28 June 1896 in Christchurch and is buried in the Linwood Cemetery in Christchurch.

They had nine children:

  • Christina Stuart SMART was born about 1878 in Christchurch and died about 1972 in Levin. It is known that she did not marry.
  • Sarah Isabella "Sadie" SMART was born about 1879 and married George Henry SHELLEY about 1919.
  • George Thomas SMART was born on 19 November 1880 in Christchurch and was baptised at St Davids Presbyterian Church in Sydenham, Christchurch. He died on 2 March 1945 in Ashburton and is buried in the Chertsey Cemetery near Ashburton. George married Ella Grace MOORE about 1903 and they had three children.

(George Smart (left) in his running uniform, and his trainer, possibly a Mr Robson)

  • Alexander McDonald SMART was born about 1883 in Christchurch and died on 6 August 1915 at Gallipoli.
  • Mary Ann SMART was born on 10 January 1885 was was baptised on 5 July 1885 at St Davids Presbyterian Church in Sydenham, Christchurch. She married George ANDERSON about 1914. There are two known children.
  • Lettie Tarus SMART was born on 10 January 1888 and was baptised at St Michaels Church in Christchurch on 23 July 1888, and died about 1971. She married George William THORNE about 1911. There are two known children.
  • Lena McGregor SMART was born on 15 March 1890 in Christchurch and was baptised at St Saviours church in Lyttleton on 11 December 1891 and died on 4 December 1985 in Napier. She married Frederick Timothy DALY about 1908 and had five children.
  • Vida Holly SMART was born on 27 June 1892 and was baptised at St Davids Presbyterian Church in Sydenham, Christchurch on 29 July 1892.
  • Robert Roy Gordon SMART was born about 1894 in Christchurch and died on 24 September 1964 in Ashburton and is buried in the Ashburton Cemetery. He married Rose Caroline BANKS about 1916. There are five children.

His brothers and sisters:

Edmund - born 18 September 1831
Amon - born 1 December 1832
Amos - born 13 February 1834
Amey - born 13 October 1835
Horton - born 22 January 1837
Eliza - born 29 May 1839
Enos - born 23 January 1841
Enon Page - born 9 February 1842
Enoch - born 16 August 1844
Elijah Page - born 16 April 1846
Eli Perkins - born 17 January 1848
William Willson - born 22 March 1850
Emily - born 8 January 1852

 

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(this page last updated 6 March 2005)