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Anne Clarke was born 21 January 1836 in Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia to Henry Clarke (c1793-1842) and Sarah Bellamy (1800-1872) and died 22 July 1909 in Cooney's Creek, Jugiong, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married George Craig (c1820-) . She married John Smith (c1811-1891) 25 June 1871 . Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland.



Children


Offspring of Anne Clarke and George Craig (c1820-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Craig (c1853-1946)
Mary Anne Craig (1855-1944)
Jane Craig (1857-1888)
Margaret E Craig (1859-1895)
George Craig (1861-)
Ellen Craig (1864-1950)
Robert W Craig (1866-1910)

Offspring of Anne Clarke and John Smith (c1811-1891)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Ann Smith (1870-)
Esther Smith (1873-)
Frederick Smith (1875-)
Ann Smith (1880-)

Obituaries

The death occurred on Saturday morning of Mrs. John Smith, who had resided at Cooney's creek, near Jugiong, for a great many years. She was aged 77 years. Some weeks ago the deceased caught a cold, and this developed into bronchitis, and as the sufferer also ailed for some time from a weak heart, Dr. Anderson, of Cootamundra, who attended her, held out from the first but little hope of her recovery. Her remains were yesterday interred in the Anglican cemetery at Jugiong, the service being conducted by the Rev. Gordon Hirst. The deceased, who was a sister of Mrs. R. Whiticker, of Gillingro, had been for many years a widow, and excited tbe admiration of the people of Jugiong by the devoted manner in which she discharged the duty of rearing her large family. By her own hands she labored long hours in all weathers for the wherewithal to supply the needs of her children, "and," a Jugiong resident informed us some days ago, " if ever there was a heroine of the Australian bush that person was old Mrs. Smith." She was a thorough Christian, and might be seen even in the warmest day of December trudging the three miles to Jugiong in order to discharge her religious duties. That she was a fine old woman is evident from the kindly words spoken of her by the people amongst whom she lived for many years.

The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser, 5 October 1909, page 2


Mrs. J. Smith, of Jugiong, who has been in a critical state of health for some time past, died at her daughter's residence, Jugiong, on Saturday. She was 77 years of age and leaves a grown-up family and a number of grandchildren. The remains were interred in the C. E. cemetery, Jugiong, on Monday, the Rev. G. Hirst officiating at the grave.

The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate, 6 October 1909, page 2




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