(last updated 12 February 2017)
Rebecca and Joseph's grave in the Burwood Cemetery in Melbourne. Their eldest doughter, Emma Jane Smith, who was
born at Waubra in 1870 and married Alexander Davidson there in 1889. The photo, taken from the ByrneShephard
Family Tree on Ancestry, has written on the back: 'For Mother and [indecipherable] from Emma' and,
in different handwriting, 'Mrs A. Davidson, Lalbert (1869) 100 years 1969 now'.
Published in the Weekly Times on 22 June 1912, This photo has as its caption: 'Five Generations'.
Pictured are: '1). Henry Hickmott (of Charlton) 88 years; 2) Mrs Joseph Smith, 61 years (born at Adelaide);
3) Mrs Davidson, 41 years; 4) Mrs Allen, 22 years and 5) Arthur Allen, 2 years'. Elsewhere the paper informs its
readers that 'Mr Hickmott was born in Kent (England) 88 hers ago, and is still in excellent health. He is one of
the early pioneers, having been engaged in farming and brick making in Victoria with varying success. His daughter,
Mrs Joseph Smith, was born in Adelaide 61 years ago. She has been a resident of Lalbert for 36 years and is
the mother of ten sons and four daughters. Mrs Smith's daughter, Mrs Davidson, was born in Melbourne.
She is 41 years of age, while her daughter, Mrs Arthur Allen, was born in Queensland 22 years ago.
The last of the long and interesting line is Arthur Allen, aged two years, a native of Queenslsnd'.
Taken from Jan and Janine's Lalbert Reflections (Sunnyland Press, Red Cliffs), this photo is of the teacher and pupils of
Lalbert School 2990 in 1910. Vera Isla Davidson, youngest daughter of Alexander and Emma Jane Davidson nee Smith
is third from the right in the second row from the back.
The photo on the left is from the ByrneShephard Family Tree on Ancestry and shows Alfred and Vera Gale nee Davidson
with their granddaughter Margaret. The one on the right comes from the Venita Drennan Family Tree on Ancestry and
shows Alan Roy Allen (1915-78) and Marjorie Clara Jean Laing (1914-2002).
Also from the Venita Drennan Family Tree, the 1936 wedding of Alan Roy Allen and Marjorie Clara Jean Laing (Venita's grandmother).
On Roy's right is his sister Rhoda Alma Coral Allen. Roy and Rhoda are the children of Gearge Allen (1882-1964) and
Rebecca Myrtle Ivy Coral Davidson (1890-1967).
From the Venita Drennan Family Tree, this photo is said to be of 'Mum - Nola, Great Grandmother - Nan Laing and
Nana Allen - Marjorie'. Nan Laing is Florence Ivy Laing nee Jarrett (1887-1970) and Nana Allen is
Marjorie Clara Jean Allen nee Laing (1914-2002) who married Alan Roy Allen (1915-78) in Queensland in 1936.
The photo on the left is from the Venita Drennan Family Tree on Ancestry and shows Alan Roy Allen (1915-78) with
his grandfather George Allen (1882-1964). The one on the right is of the wedding in 1909 of Richard Colmer Smith (1881-1976)
and Hilda Alice Fidge (1889-1971). It has been taken from from the Palmer Family Tree on Ancestry.
From the Palmer Family Tree on Ancestry, this photo is of Hilda and Richard Colmer Smith and one of their daughters.
From Lisa Sukra's Smith Family Tree and taken in around 1931, this photo is of Selina Sophia gamble nee Smith (1871-1932)
and her niece Florence Mabel Smith. Florence married Charles Andrew Groat.
From Lisa Sukra's O'Connor Family Tree on Ancestry, the picture on the left was taken in 1908 and shows Eliza Grace ('Gracie') Smith
(1888-1977) - on the right of the photo - probably with ane of her sisters. The second photo is of Gracie and John Albert Smith
(1878-1944) and their daughter Shiela Merlyn Smith in 1920.
Also from Lisa Sukra's O'Connor Family Tree on Ancestry, the picture on the left is of Shiela Merlyn Smith in 1918.
The one on the right is Shiela's mother, Eliza Grace Brooks on her 80th birthday in 1968.