Smiley Family History
Franklin Shepherd Smiley 1889-1961
Francis Smylie/Smiley 1689 → Hugh Smiley 1723 → William Smiley 1757 → Hugh Smiley 1785 → Shepherd Parkman Smiley 1828 → Shepherd Henry Smiley 1861 → Franklin Shepherd Smiley 1889-1961.
Franklin (Frank) Shepherd Smiley
Born: 6 June 1889, St Kilda, Vic
Died: 4 May 1961, St Kilda, Vic, age 72
Married: Vivienne Rosan Allan, 1910, in Sydney, NSW
Franklin Shepherd Smiley was the second of the five children of Shepherd Henry and Catherine Elizabeth (Johnson) Smiley. He was born at St Kilda where his father was a butcher.
In Sydney in 1910, Franklin married Vivienne Rosan Allan who was born in Sydney about 1890, the daughter of William and Blanche Allan.
Frank Shepherd (spelled as Sheppard) joined the Australian Imperial Force on 17 July 1915, when he was aged 25. At the time he listed his occupation as a butcher and he, his wife Vivienne and their two sons were living at Agnew Street, Brighton.
He sailed from Australia in October 1915 and served in Europe as a gunner with the 4th Division Artillery. He returned to Australia in 1919, and was discharged from the Army in July of that year.
Franklin died in St Kilda on 4 May 1961. Vivienne died at Heidelberg five years later, on 2 January 1966.
Children of Franklin and Vivienne (Allan) Smiley
- Keith Gordon Smiley (1911-1954), married in 1931 Louise Maude Bingham (1909-1977)
- John (Jack) Franklin Smiley (1912-2002), married in 1936 Venus Gertrude Kay (1916-1999)