George Thomas Smart

#7575, (1853 - 28 Jun 1896)
     George Thomas Smart was born in 1853 at Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

Parents: Sarah and William Smart.1

George Thomas Smart married Isabella McDonald, daughter of Robert McDonald and Elizabeth Grigor, on 24 Jan 1878 at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand .2,3

George died on 28 Jun 1896 at St Martin's, Opawa, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand , at age 43 years.4

George's death notice appeared on 29 Jun 1896 in the "Star", New Zealand ,

June 28 1896, at his late residence, St Martin's, Opawa, George Thomas, beloved husband of Isabella Smart; aged forty-three years. Deeply regretted.

Loyal city of Christchurch Lodge (4602).
Members of the above Lodge are hereby Summoned to Attend the Funeral of our late Bro. G T Smart, to leave his late Residence, St Martin's Road, Opawa, at 2pm This DAy, 30th inst, for the Public Cemetery, Linwood. Member of other Lodges are respectfully Invited to attend.
C.E.T. Hill, NG, Saml White Secretary.5

George was buried on 30 Jun 1896 at Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

SMART George Thomas, aged 43

also buried in same plot is Isabella.

George T SMART, d 28 June 1896 aged 41. And his wife, Isobel d 3 Oct 1946 aged 90.6

George and Isabella had 7 Children.

Children of George Thomas Smart and Isabella McDonald


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 40 - Canterbury
    1853 NZ Online Database: 1853/ 3848. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1878 NZ Online Database: 1878/522.
  3. [S214] Letter or email from Alan Brown (Brown Family Tree - Ancestry) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) From Alan's Family Tree on Ancestry.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1896 NZ Online Database: 1896/ 5090 aged 43yrs.
  5. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Star, Issue 5603, 29 June 1896, Page 2 also 30 June 1896, Press, Vol LIII, Issue 9456, Page 8. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  6. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Christchurch City Council Online Database: Block 28 Plot 122
    NZSG Area 7 Linwood Cemetery Q10.07, Record No 3751, Row N. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.