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Old 01-07-11, 10:48
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Default Miriam Symons Smith nee Bryant - FM

Name: Miriam Symons Smith nee Bryant – “Mim” “Mirrie” “Mrs Len” “Nan” “Nanny Smith”
Date and place of birth: 7 December 1883 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Names of parents: Benjamin Bryant and Catherine Mary Davies
Marriage: 17 December 1902 Methodist Church, Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia to Leonard “Len” Hubert Lionel Smith - Lady Bountiful Mine, Black Flag, (Occupation Cyanider)
Occupation: Housewife and Mother
Addresses where they lived: Miriam’s Father, Captain Benjamin Bryant, was a Mine Manager. The Bryant family, when Nan was a toddler, moved from Ballarat, Vic to Drake (near Tenterfield) NSW, then as a teenager to Coolgardie, WA where Len and Mim married when she turned 19. With two small daughters, somewhere between 1908 and 1910, they returned to Len’s father Merton Smith’s family properties “Merton Villa” Tenterfield and “Iron Duke” Drake NSW. Mim was very sadly widowed for 25 years and lived with her son Bryant and his family at “Merton Villa”, Tenterfield, apart from time spent visiting family in WA and Sydney, NSW (Nan lived in Sydney with her daughter, Catherine, after she was widowed in 1963, but returned to the family home at Tenterfield, after Catherine died in 1967)
Date, place and cause of death: 4 November, 1972 Stanthorpe Hospital, Qld. (Need to get cert). Nan had been in Tenterfield hospital for 18 months because of fraility and confusion and was supposedly moved to Stanthorpe Hospital temporarily while Tenterfield hospital was being renovated.
Date and place of burial: 6 November, 1972 Tenterfield NSW old CE Section
Details of will: Do not have
Memorial inscription: Headstone next to husband. IN LOVING MEMORY OF M. S. SMITH DIED 4TH NOV 1972 AGED 88 YRS ALWAYS REMEMBERED
Children: Bernice Ivy Smith Born 1904 Coolgardie, WA ; Marjory Ware Smith Born & Died 1906 Coolgardie, WA – 3 months of age; Catherine Miriam Smith Born 1907 Coolgardie WA; Leonard Bryant Smith Born 1911 Tenterfield NSW

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Old 03-07-11, 09:16
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While looking for a photo of her headstone - found this not very good wedding photo Dec 1902. Will need to get a better one without reflection.
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