Henry Smith was born in Worcester, England c1825, the son of John Smith and Elizabeth Spears. He arrived in Sydney in 1834 with his mother and siblings. Smith was employed by the NSW Government Railways as a foreman in the boilermaker’s department. At the time of his death on 10 March 1888 (tram accident) Henry Smith lived at 63 Eveleigh Street, Redfern. Smith was buried in the Old Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £1015. He was married to Frances Elizabeth Canterbury (1830-1902) in 1851 at St Phillip’s Church, Sydney.
Occupation & interests
Henry Smith was first appointed to the NSW Government Railways on 1 August 1861 as the foreman of the boilermaker’s department.
Henry Smith was a Freemason and a member of The Brethren of Lodge Manoah, 567 S C.
Local government service
Henry Smith was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1883-84.
Smith, Henry, Railway Employment Records 1856-1917, State Archives NSW, NRS 19407, https://search.records.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ebnd1l/INDEX51041