Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February Photo Collage - Day 5 - James William Smith and Agnes Ellen Fullerton

The fifth photograph I have chosen to feature from my February Photo Collage, is a photograph of my Great Grandparents, James William Smith (1872-1960) and Agnes Ellen Fullerton (1880-1963).
James and Agnes were married at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Elmore, Victoria, on 20 July 1910.

James was described on the marriage certificate as a 38-year-old contractor, the son of Thomas Smith and Sophia Potter. James was a widower when he married Agnes. His first wife, Honora (Nanno) Hanley, had passed away suddenly on 30 December 1908, the cause being a blood clot. James and Nanno had 5 children. One child, Joseph John, died as an infant in 1902.

On the 1910 marriage certificate Agnes Ellen Fullerton was described as a 30-year-old spinster, engaged in household duties. She was the daughter of Peter and Dorothea Fullerton, whom I featured on this blog on 2 February.

James and Agnes went on to have a family of nine children. Agnes was also a step-mother to Nanno's 4 children.

Photographic Studio: Yeoman & Co. 292 Bourke St. Melbourne.
Location of Original: In the possession of my uncle. A second original version is also held by cousins D & A Watson. I have a digitised copy of this photograph.
Date: 1910.

Marriage Certificate of James William Smith and Agnes Ellen Fullerton, Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 6360/1910. Copy featured in the book Smiths - The First 135 years, published 1988.
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1 comment:

  1. I don't suppose you'll know (as I don't with one of mine) but I wonder if she was his housekeeper looking after the family after Nanno's death.


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