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Smith, Job (1846–1929)

Gone to the Land of his Fathers, an old resident, Mr Job Smith, of Jackalas, South Gundagai. Death came to him at his home last Thursday, after 84 years had been ticked off. Deceased was twice married, his first wife being Miss Maria Bush (of Yass district), a sister of the well-known drover, Mr. J. Bush, who died recently. Of this union the surviving children are Mrs. McPherson (Coonabarabran) and Mr. George E. Smith (East Minto, Campbelltown). Four sons, J. R. J., William, John and Frank pre-deceased him. Mr. Smith's second wife (surviving) is Miss Boon (a sister of late Mr George Boon). The children are Lachlan Smith (Cootamundra), Albert (Jackalas), Miss Harriet (Redfern), Miss Jessie (Mosman), Mrs. W. Stevens (Sydenham) and Mrs H. Ashwood (Woolahra).

Deceased came to Gundagai district over 40 years ago. He was one of the pioneer carriers of the south, and brought many loads of merchandise from Parramatta to Yass over half a century ago.

The funeral took place on Saturday, Rev. S. G. Davis reading the last prayers, the interment taking place in the C.E. cemetery, North Gundagai.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Gundagai Independent (NSW), 26 August 1929, p 2

Citation details

'Smith, Job (1846–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/smith-job-25979/text34058, accessed 5 December 2021.

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