Marion (Smith) (1856 - 1927)

Marion (Smith) Dufrocq
1856 - 1927
updated February 06, 2019
Marion Smith, mother to 3 children, was born on August 4, 1856 in Ballarat, VIC Australia. She was born into the Smith family and married into the Dufrocq family. She was born to Henry Smith and Jane Smith. Marion married William Dufrocq, and they gave birth to Andrew John Du Frocq, Norman Leslie Du Frocq, and Emily Mary Dufrocq. She died on September 17, 1927 in Ryde, NSW Australia at age 71. We know that Marion Smith had been residing in The Risk, Via Kyogle, Nsw Australia 2474.


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Marion Smith

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Marion Dufrocq was born on in Ballarat, VIC Australia


Marion Dufrocq died on in Ryde, Sydney County, NSW Australia

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Senility, Entero-colitis

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in Rookwood, NSW Australia 2141


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The Risk, Via Kyogle, Nsw Australia 2474


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Apr 22, 1897 - Feb 15, 1967
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The death occurred at Sydney recently of an old resident of Kyogle district in the person of Mrs Marion Arvesen after a lengthy illness. Deceased who came to the Upper Richmond in 1905, took up land at Roseberry, and with her 2 sons carried on successfully for a numbrr of years. A wonderfully energetic woman the hardships exposed in the early days by lack of means of communication with Kyogle had no terrors for her. She tackled with courage and determination the problems then confronting the people developing fresh territory, and met with no small measure of success. Up to the last few months she enjoyed excellent health but later was obliged to go to Sydney where her death took place. The late Mrs Arvesen was twice married. She is survived by two sons (Andrew and Norman Du Frocq of Roseberry) and one daughter Mrs Huntingford who is now living in Victoria. Deceased was 71 years of age and was born at Ballarat, Victoŕia.

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In 1856, in the year that Marion Smith was born, on March 31st, The Treaty of Paris was signed by the Russian Empire and the allied forces of the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, the French Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The Treaty ended the Crimean War which had begun almost 3 years earlier.

In 1863, Marion was just 7 years old when on October 3rd, during the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln created a national Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving was to be celebrated on the final Thursday of November in 1863. In the U.S., Thanksgiving has been celebrated in November ever since.

In 1885, when she was 29 years old, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1911, at the age of 55 years old, Marion was alive when the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1927, in the year of Marion Smith's passing, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

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