Linette Veronica Smith1

F, #773, b. 22 July 1923, d. 12 November 2009
Linette Veronica Lawton nee Smith 1923-2009
FatherDaniel George Smith2 b. 6 Oct 1888, d. 11 May 1960
MotherEllen Josephine Regent2 b. 13 Aug 1897, d. 29 Aug 1963
RelationshipAunt of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited9 Feb 2015
Birth*22 July 1923 NSW3 
Married Name24 October 1941 Lawton4 
Marriage*24 October 1941 St Marys Presbytery, Manly, NSW;
Groom: Lester Maurice Lawton
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Lidcombe Sydney NSW
Occupation: Rubber Worker
Age: 22
Usual Residence: 56 Delhi Street Lidcombe
Father: Richard Patrick Lawton (deceased)
Occupation: Carpenter
Mother: Dorothy Atwell

Bride: Linette Veronica Smith
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Belmore Sydney NSW
Occupation: Home Duties
Age: 18
Usual Residence: 10 Pacific Street Manly
Father: Daniel George Smith
Occupation: Shearer
Mother: Ellen Josephine Regent

Date of Marriage: 24 Oct 1941
Place of Marriage: St Marys Presbytery, Manly, Manly Municipality NSW
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: J Mason, I Mason
Minister: John McDonald

The consent of Daniel George Smith and Ellen Josephine Smith were given in writing to the marriage of the bride

Dissolved 25-10-69; Suit No 1661/69;Groom=Lester Maurice Lawton4 
Residence*1954 1 Cross Street, Lidcombe, NSW;
Lawton, Lester Maurice, 1 Cross street, rubber worker
Lawton, Linette Veronica, 1 Cross street, home duties5 
Death of Father11 May 1960 Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, NSW;
Name: Daniel George Smith
Date of Death: 11 May 1960
Place of Death: Repatriation General Hospital Concord, usual residence 19 Rosedale Street Canley Heights NSW
Occupation: Shearer
Sex: Male
Age: 72
Conjugal Status: Married
Place of Birth: Pallamallawa NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: George Smith
Occupation: Drover
Mother: Mary Gill

Place of Marriage: Moree NSW
Age at Marriage: 27
Name of Spouse: Ellen Regent
Children of Marriage: Iris M 44, Allen G 42, Mary 41, Theresa 40, Lola 38, Lynette 36, Yvonne 31, Ellen 29, Daniel J 26, Leonard 23 living; none deceased
Informant: Ellen Smith, widow, 19 Rosedale Street Canley Heights

Cause of Death: Cerebral Thrombosis
Length of Illness: Months
Medical Attendant: Keith J Shaw-Smith
Date last seen:

Date of Burial: 12 May 1960
Place of Burial: Roman Catholic Cemetery Rookwood
Minister & Religion: G F Dickinson, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: John Keeler Funeral Services Pty Ltd
Witnesses: F Keeler, D McGhee;Principal=Daniel George Smith6 
Residence*1963 357 High Street, Penrith, NSW;
Lawton, Lester Maurice, 357 High street, machinist
Lawton, Lynette Veronica, 357 High street, machinist;Principal=Lester Maurice Lawton5 
Death of Mother29 August 1963 8/36 Cavill Street, Harbord, NSW;
Name: Ellen Josephine Smith
Date of Death: 29 Aug 1963
Place of Death: 8/36 Cavill Street Harbord NSW
Sex: Female
Age: 66
Conjugal Status: Widow
Place of Birth: Leichhardt NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Joseph Marie Regent
Occupation: Woolclasser
Mother: Helen Leonard

Place of Marriage: Moree NSW
Age at Marriage: 17
Name of Spouse: Daniel George Smith
Children of Marriage: Iris M 48, Allan G 46, Mary 43, Theresa 42, Lola 40, Yvonne F 34, Ellen J 32, Daniel J 29, Leonard J 26 living; none deceased
Informant: D J Smith, son, 44 Osborne Road Manly

Cause of Death: Coronary Occlusion
Length of Illness: Minutes
Medical Attendant: N E Odlum
Date last seen:

Date of Burial: 2 Sep 1963
Place of Burial: Roman Catholic Cemetery at Rookwood
Minister & Religion: J Meaney, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: F Tighe and Co Pty Ltd
Witnesses: C Edmonds, R Tighe
;Principal=Ellen Josephine Smith7
Divorce*25 October 1969 NSW;Principal=Lester Maurice Lawton4 
Marriage* Groom=Colin Smith3 
Residence*1980 6/21 Castlereagh Street, Penrith, NSW;
Smith, Colin Edward, 6/21 Castlereagh St, Pnrth, R.A.A.F
Smith, Linette, 6/21 Castlereagh St, Pnrth, hd;Principal=Colin Smith5 

Death*12 November 2009 Penrith, NSW;
SMITH (Lawton), Linette
12th November 2009
At nursing home, late of Penrith. Beloved wife of Colin (deceased). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Daniel and Jeanette (Lawton). Loving grandmother of 5 children, great-grandmother of 14 children and great-great-grandmother of 3 children. Loving sister of Danny and Nell and loved by all her family.
Aged 86 years
At peace9 

Family 1

Lester Maurice Lawton d. 17 Nov 1988

Family 2

Colin Smith


  1. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 29912/1941 Lester Maurice Lawton & Linette Veronica Smith.
  2. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), Daniel George Smith.
  3. [S1] Personal knowledge Tim Sheens.
  4. [S109] NSW Marriage Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 29912/1941 Lester Maurice Lawton & Linette Veronica Smith.
  5. [S182] Australian Electoral Rolls,
  6. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 11176/1960 Daniel George Smith.
  7. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 23141/1963 Ellen Josephine Smith.
  8. [S184] Tim Sheens photographs.
  9. [S201] The Daily Telegraph, Death Notice Linette Smith November 14, 2009.