FUNERAL NOTICE.—The Friends of Mr. J. P. SMITH, Deceased, are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which is appointed to leave his late residence, Merrivale-street, South Brisbane, THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON, at half-past 4 o'clock, for the South Brisbane Cemetery.
THE Members of the various Temperance Organisations are requested to attend the FUNERAL of the late JOHN PATIENT SMITH, to move from his late residence, Merivale-street, South Brisbane, at 4.30 p.m. THIS DAY (Saturday).
Family Notices (1882, December 9). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 1. Link to TROVE
IN the SUPREME COURT of QUEENSLAND.
In the WILL of JOHN PATIENT SMITH, late of Brisbane, in the Colony of Queensland, Tinsmith, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that, at the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of Queensland, in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the last WILL and TESTAMENT of the above-named John Patient Smith, deceased, may be granted to Jane Smith, Eli Elijah Smith, and Jesse David Sawyer, all of Brisbane aforesaid, the Executrix and Executors in the said Will named.
Dated this Sixteenth day of December, 1882.
T. MACDONALD-PATERSON. Proctor for the said Applicants, Queen Street Brisbane.
Classified Advertising (1882, December 16). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 2. Link to TROVE
The death of John Patient Smith, of Merivale Street, Brisbane occurred on Friday 8 December 1882. He was 66 years at the time of his death. The cause of death - malignant disease of the liver. He was buried at South Brisbane Cemetery (Dutton Park) the following day by Methodist Minister Rev Henry Jones. Location of his grave is Portion 11B allotment 84. Unfortunately there is no evidence of his grave in present times. Huge floods had devastated this area in 1893 and again throughout the 1900's. The flood waters reached high levels in the grounds of the cemetery and many of the graves and headstones disappeared. The location of this grave is in the lower area on the river side and consequently would have been effected by the flood waters.
Weeks before he died, John Patient made out his Last Will and Testament. He appointed his wife Jane, his son Eli and his son-in-law Jesse David Sawyer as Executrix and Executors, respectively. He left all machinery, tools of whatsoever nature and description used by him in his business of tinsmith and ironworker, and also all chandeliers, lamps, branch candlesticks, lanterns and all other such like articles which he kept for the purpose of letting out for lighting private parties, assemblies or the like, to his three sons, Albert Jonas, Marshall Moore and Alfred Bean jointly. Jane, his wife, was provided for by the remaining investments for the rest of her life. Upon her death all remaining property was to be sold and distributed evenly amongst his children. It is noted that there was no mention of any particular land in his will. It is unclear whether he owned the land where he conducted his business or whether he had leased it at the time.
On the 25th December, at the residence of the bride's father, Queen-street, Brisbane, by the Rev. B. G. Wilson, B.M., Aldred, third son of Mr. C. Trundle (late of Harwich, Essex, England), to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. J. P. Smith, formerly of Prince Edward's Island, North America.
Family Notices. (1861, January 15). The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 - 1861), p. 6. Link to TROVE
From The Moreton Bay Courier, 27th December, 1860
On the 25th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Queen-street, Brisbane, by the Rev. B. G. Wilson, B. M., Aldred, third son of Mr. C. Trundle (late of Harwich, Essex, England), to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. J. P. Smith.
Jessie David Sawyer, sometime Alderman for the East Ward of Brisbane, and his family. The family from the left includes Ida May Sawyer (daughter) born 19 December 1885, Cyril Henry (Bill) Sawyer (son) born 13 August 1888, Jessie David Sawyer (standing) born or baptised 9 April 1854, married 20 July 1880 and died 16 October 1919 in Brisbane. Jessie's wife Patience Jemima Sawyer (nee Smith) born 1858 in Brisbane and died 25 May 1916. She was the daughter of an early Brisbane settler who had a tinsmith's shop in Queen Street in the early 1860s (see JOL negative no. 166675). The next person is the son Sidney Charles Sawyer born 19 July 1881 in Brisbane, married 6 November 1907 and died 7 July 1864. Sidney became a jeweller and worked for Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey around 1904. He later had his own shop in Elizabeth Street and lived at Kangaroo Point. Seated on the the far right is Ruby Jane Sawyer (daughter) who was born 15 May 1887. (Description supplied with photograph)
Miss Joan Davis acted as hostess at the residence of her mother, Mrs. E. Davis, 5 Loeven-street, Cairns, when she entertained guests to a pre-wedding kitchen tea in honour of Miss Kath Thompson, whose marriage to Mr. Eric Biggs is arranged to take place in September.
Those present were Misses Pat Busby, Loretta Reidel, Shirley Thompson, Joyce Christensen, Heather Allen, Doreen Crease, Mesdames Thompson and E. Davis.
The hostess, Joan, was smartly frocked in grey linen with touches of red, and the guest of honour Kath chose a lovely frock of pink faille, trimmed with pink velvet.
In The Social Spotlight. (1954, August 31). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 6. Link to TROVE