John Oliver Smith (186) was born 5th September, 1875 in Good Easter, Essex.

 

 

His early days were spent at Wares Farm, Good Easter but at the age of 15 he was working as a millerŐs apprentice whilst living at 59 High Street, Chelmsford, Essex.

 

 

         St Edmund King and Martyr, Tendring Church

 

He married in Q4 1899 at Tendring, Essex to Clara Mary Ann Berry (190).

 

 

She was born in Camberwell in in April, 1863 .

 

She lived at Mafeking, Jackson Road, Great Clacton, Essex in 1901 and 56 Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea in 1911.

 

Clara Mary Ann died in Colchester in 1947.

 

 

John Oliver had become a corn merchantŐs manager by 1901 and was living at Mafeking, Jackson Road, Great Clacton. He rose to Manager for the Corn Seed Merchants by 1911.

 

He outlived Clara Mary by only a few months. When he died on 22nd January, 1948 he was living at the Marina, 44 West Road, Clacton on Sea but he died in the District Hospital in Clacton.

 

 

 

         National Probate Record

 

John Oliver and Clara Mary had two children:

 

Evelyn Dorothy Smith       Born 1900

 

Edward John Smith           Born 1902