Clara Ellen Smith

Clara Ellen Smith[1]

Female 1870 - 1950  (80 years)

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  • Name Clara Ellen Smith 
    Born 18 Aug 1870  Stoney Creek, Cooyal, near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Aug 1950  Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary - Clare Ellen Potts
    Obituary - Clare Ellen Potts
    Buried Roman Catholic Cemetary, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Head of Clara Ellen Potts (n. Smith)
    Head of Clara Ellen Potts (n. Smith)
    Clara is buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia
    Notes 
    • Clara Ellen Potts, was one of those rare people, who would rather give then receive. She was a very loving and caring person, worked hard and always had a smile and a good word for everyone. Some of her children lived at the house after they were married.
      Mildred Potts (n. Weston) often said that Clara treated her as one of her own and always made her feel very welcome and part of the family. She was like this to all her sons and daughter in laws. The house often had lots of visitors, relatives and friends. She was a good cook and often had 30 people for christmas. William and Clara had 13 children of which 3 girls died at birth. My grandmother, Hilda May was their eldest child.
      Clara Potts died on 23rd August 1950, aged 79, at Wellington New South Wales and is buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetary, Wellington. " her Obituary" appeared in the Wellington Times, a copy is attached.
      [3]
    Person ID I0028  Tucker Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2012 

    Father John Joseph Smith,   b. Abt 1839, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1913, Stoney Creek, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Caroline Murray,   b. 11 Jul 1844, Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1908, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 19 May 1864  Roman Catholic Church, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Marriage Certificate of John Joseph Smith and Caroline Murray
    Marriage Certificate of John Joseph Smith and Caroline Murray
    Family ID F0064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Herbert Potts,   b. 8 Aug 1874, "Havilah" Station Near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1963, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [5
    Married 25th Jul 1894  St John The Baptist Church, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Marriage Certificate of William Herbert Potts and Clara Smith
    Marriage Certificate of William Herbert Potts and Clara Smith
    William Herbert Potts married Clara Smith 25th July 1894 st St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Registration No. 5054/1894
    Children 
    +1. Hilda May Potts,   b. 31 May 1893, "Pipeclay" Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1973, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Calvary Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Irene Rella Potts,   b. 2 Feb 1895, "Pipeclay" Mudgee NSW Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1972, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Harvey Oliver Potts,   b. 30 May 1896, "Pipeclay", Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1988, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +4. William Herbert Potts,   b. 23 Jul 1897, "Pipeclay" , Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1975, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. O.M. Potts
    +6. F.G. Potts
     7. A.C. Potts
     8. Unnamed Potts,   b. 1908, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +9. Caroline Harriet Potts,   b. 30 Jun 1909, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1962, Calvary Hospital, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     10. A.M. Potts
    +11. C.S. Potts
    Photos
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    William Herbert Potts and his wife Clara Ellen Potts (n. Smith)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F0003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1870 - Stoney Creek, Cooyal, near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Aug 1950 - Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roman Catholic Cemetary, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Clara Ellen Potts (n. Smith)
    Clara Ellen Potts (n. Smith)
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) wife of William Herbert Potts.
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    William Herbert Potts and his wife Clara Ellen Potts (n. Smith)

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts.

    2. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1870.
      Surname Smith, Given Name Clara, Index Year 1870, Father John, Mother Caroline, Place of Birth Registration Mudgee New South Wales Australia, Birth Registration Year 1870, Birth Registration number 13092.

    3. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts (Reliability: 2), Mar 1989.

    4. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1864.
      Marriages
      Surname Smith, Given Name John, Sex Male, Index Year 1864, Spouse Surname Murray, Spouse Given Name Caroline, Spouse Sex Female, Place of Registration Mudgee New South Wales Australia, Registration year 1864, Marriages Registration Number 2519.

    5. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts (Reliability: 2), Mar 1989.
      William Herbert Potts and Clara Ellen Potts lived at "Havilah" Station after they married, they then had a dairy farm at "Pipeclay" near Mudgee. they left there and went into a general store at Cudgegone (a small town near Mudgee which is now submerged in the Windemeer Dam). They left Cudgegong and managed a property at Nevertire (west of Dubbo) around 1901 and another at Ponto (near Arthurville, Wellington). William then went share farming at Apsley, just outside Wellington and later moved to Curra Creek about 2 Kilometers over the Bell River from Wellington (on the left hand side of the road, just past the Roman Catholic Cemetery). In 1915,he purchased a house and about 10 hectares of land at the top end of Pierce St, Wellington. The inheritance received by Clara Ellen Potts from her father was used to buy this property. The property was called "Hillview". In 1925 they purchased more property, 2 kilometres from "Hillview" where they ran sheep and cattle. This property was later sold.
      In 1938 the original house was pulled down. There was enough left over to build another house in Wellington.

    6. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government, 5054/1894 (Reliability: 2), 25 Jul 1894.
      See attached Marriage Certificate 5054/1894 William Herbert Potts and Clara Smith.


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