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smiths of casterton vic

nathaniel1979

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Im looking to see what became of my gg grandmothers siblings.

Arthur Smith b. 1880 Casterton Vic
Sarah Smith b. 1865 Casterton Vic
Julia Ann Smith b. 1866 Casterton Vic
John Smith b. 1876 Casterton Vic

Their parents are Robert Smith (1822-1899) & Rachel/Rachael Evans/Evens (different spellings).

Ive searched bdm vic with no success.

Thinking they might have gone to SA possibly
 

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Hi Nathaniel

You may have this, otherwise it gets the thread started...

Vic. E/R 1903
John Smith
Subdistrict: Casterton
District: Wannon

There are 3x John listed. 1x Arthur Ernest.. no Julia Ann or Sarah, but they may have married or even died.. No Rachel seen.

In 1908 there are quite a few Smiths' including a Rachel.

Geoff
 

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Rachel is my grest x3 grandmother she died in circa 1920.

With smith being a common name its going to be a challenge.

So far ive searched vic for them without much luck
 

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Rachel is my grest x3 grandmother she died in circa 1920.

With smith being a common name its going to be a challenge.
Yep, I have Rachel up to 1919...

There are at least half a page of Smiths on each census - E/R, none of the other names are obvious apart from John, but there are at least 3x possibles..

Geoff
 

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Event Death
Event registration number 1894
Registration year 1920
Family name SMITH
Given names Rachael
Father's name Evans James
Mother's name Unknown (Unknown)
Place of death Hamilton
Age 77
 

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VIC births i have found so far

SMITH Given names Julia Ann 1866
SMITH Given names Martha 1871
SMITH Given names Robert 1875
SMITH Given names Unnamed Female 1882
 

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Appears to be a James Smith as well, tho i cant find his birth.

VIC death

registration number 12426
Registration year 1937
SMITH Given names James
Father's name SMITH Robert
Mother's name Rachael (Evans)
Place of birth CASTERTON
Place of death CASTERTON
Age 71

registration number 4734
Registration year 1882
Family name SMITH
Given names Unnamed
Father's name SMITH Robert
Mother's name Rachael (Evans)
Place of birth VICTORIA
Place of death CASTERTON
Age 1
 

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With the johns on the census does it have a wives name might be able to do some tracking
No, names are not separate, all Smiths listed together, with name of home town.. It doesn't separate them out into households..

Geoff

EDIT: From about 1919 some are listed with a street name..
 

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This looks like the first one that has a street for the family of one of the Johns'

Vic. E/R 1936
John Smith
Subdistrict: Casterton
District: Wannon
Occ = labourer. Bahgallah Street. With: Blanche Florence - Edward john, Car driver - Elsie - Joseph, labourer.

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There appears to be only one James Smith in Casterton and he is a labourer up to about 1917... No other James in Casterton until 1927..

James Smith
Subdistrict: Casterton
District: Wannon
Residence Address: Sandhurst, Casterton rd., Coleraine
Occupation: Dairy Farmer
[With Muriel Ella Kathleen]

Only problem here is that they may not be easy to sort after 1937 :rolleyes:

Geoff
 

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