Smiley Family History
Shepherd Henry Smiley 1861-1900
Francis Smylie/Smiley 1689 → Hugh Smiley 1723 → William Smiley 1757 → Hugh Smiley 1785 → Shepherd Parkman Smiley 1828 → Shepherd Henry Smiley 1861-1900.
Shepherd Henry Smiley
Born: 1861, Bacchus Marsh, Vic
Died: 30 September 1900, St Kilda, Vic, age 39
Married: Catherine Elizabeth Johnson, 28 February 1888, at Fitzroy, Vic
Shepherd Henry Smiley was the third of the seven children of Shepherd Parkman and Margaret Phoebe (Ward) Smiley. He was born at Bacchus Marsh where his father was stationed as a coach driver for Cobb and Co.
When he married Catherine Elizabeth Johnson on 28 February 1888 at Fitzroy, he gave his occupation as butcher. On their marriage certificate, Catherine declared she was 27, a year older than Shepherd, and that she was born at Geelong. Birth records show she was, in fact, older, having been born at Ashby (Geelong) in 1858, the daughter of boot maker William Bree and Catherine (McDonald) Johnson. At the time of her marriage Catherine described herself as a servant living at Carlisle Street, St Kilda and she would have been aged 30, four years older than Shepherd.
Shepherd Henry is shown in a partnership with Clara Isabella Mallett, conducting the Flinders Tallow Company at 472 Flinders Street, Melbourne. The partnership was dissolved in May 1894.
Both died quite young. Catherine died at St Kilda on 20 March 1897 at the age of 39; Shepherd died three years later, on 30 September 1900, at St Kilda, aged 39.
Children of Shepherd and Catherine (Johnson) Smiley
- Elsie Catherine Margaret Smiley (1888-1946), married (1) Oswald Young Hopkins in 1914, and (2) Ernest Thomas Alexander Basan in 1940
- Franklin Shepherd Smiley (1889-1961)
- Dorothy Evelyn Smiley (1891-1960), did not marry
- Kathleen Violet Smiley (1893-1963), married John James Andrew Hummerston in 1916
- Shepherd William Smiley (1894-1971), married Margaret Rosa Hogan in 1920