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Eli Elijah Smith

Male 1847 - 1935  (87 years)


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  • Name Eli Elijah Smith 
    Born 30 Jul 1847  Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 05 Sep 1847  St John's Cathedral Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1891  Normanby, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    the Postmaster 
    Died 28 Jul 1935  Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obit Aft 28 Jul 1935  The Courier Mail, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • "Veteran Ex-Postmaster"
      Late Mr E E Smith
      On the eve of his eighty-eighth birthday, Mr E E Smith, who was for many years associated with the postal services of this state, passed away. The late Mr Smith was born in 1847 in Queen Street, immediately opposite where the GPO now stands. His father, John Patience (sic) Smith, familiarly known by his second christian name, had a metal worker's shop and residence there. He was a prominent temperance and church worker.
      There was no national school here when Mr E E Smith was a boy. He therefore was sent to a private school conducted by Mr Joseph Hobart Carvosso, father of Mr W H Carvasso, for many years sheriff of the Supreme Court, and a well known cricket umpire, and of Doctor A B Carvosso. The curriculum was a liberal one and the late Mr Smith there became acquainted with Latin and other subjects not taught in the State Primary schools.

      POSTAL SERVICE
      Upon leaving school, the young Queenslander entered the postal service, and he remained associated with it until he retired under the age-limit regulations, when he became a Savings Bank officer. During his term in the Postal Department, he served in the travelling post office between Brisbane and Dalby, being one of the first officers to carry out this exacting work in Queensland. He was a model penman, and some time later he was brought into the accounts branch of the head office. His first postmastership was that of the old office in Petrie Terrace, opposite the Normanby Hotel. Then he was transferred successively to the same position at Paddington and George Street, and later he was savings bank officer at Woolloongabba.
      The late Mr Smith was twice married and had eleven children, nine of them from his first marriage. His widow and nine of the children survive. Mr A B Smith, for many years associated with His Majesty's Theatre, and now resides at Bribie, is a brother. The funeral took place at Bulimba Cemetery
    Buried Bulimba Cemetery, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grave Number 238B, Block 18
    Person ID I34194  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2002 

    Father John Patient Smith,   b. 30 May 1816, Mendham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 1882, Merivale Street, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Jane James,   b. 20 May 1826, Baulkham Hills, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1912, Mowbray Terrace, East Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 25 May 1840  St John's Church of England, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Adele Sawyer,   b. 1849, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1891, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 1870  Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emily Marianne Smith,   b. 1872, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alfred Arthur Albert Smith,   b. 1873, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Walter Herbert Smith,   b. 24 Aug 1876, Dalby, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Reginald Smith,   b. 1879, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1935, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 55 years)
     5. Ernest George Smith,   b. 1881, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Leslie Rupert Smith,   b. 1883, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 15 Jun 1948, the cemetery, Toowong, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     7. Ada Lillian Smith,   b. 1886, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 02 Nov 1936, the cemetery, Toowong, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     8. Mabel Evelyn Smith,   b. 1888, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Bertie Leonard Claude Smith,   b. Feb 1891, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F8376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice Margaret French 
    Married 1894  Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edith Florence Smith,   b. May 1896, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1896, Given Terrace, Paddington, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Ena St George Smith,   b. 1897, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Althea St George Smith,   b. 1899, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F8377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1870 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jul 1935 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bulimba Cemetery, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
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