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Name: Louise Wenban Smith

Burial Number: 0208

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private Means

Distinction: Typhoid Victim

Born: 00/00/1874

Died: 27/05/1893

Buried: 30/05/1893


Louise was born to William and Elizabeth Wenban Smith. In 1881 she was living with her parents and siblings at Victoria House (next to the Norfolk Hotel) Worthing, she is attending school. In 1883 her Mother died, and by 1891 she is living with her Father at Remenham House Victoria Road Worthing. In 1893 a Typhoid epidemic (Enteric Fever) hit Worthing and Louise contracted the disease. She died on 27th May 1893 at home. Sadly her Father and her Siblings were unable to attend the funeral as they too were ill at home, presumably also with Typhoid.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Louise Wenban Smith

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 36

Exact Location (what3words): this.words.season

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Louise, fourth daughter of William Wenban Smith who died May 27th 1893 aged 19years. He giveth his beloved sleep

Further Information


Name: Louise Wenban Smith

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1874

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/05/1893

Cause of death: Enteric Fever 22 days; Septicaemia;

Address line 1: Remenham House

Address line 3: Victoria Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 31st May 1893

Sad Deaths – … Another case is that of Miss Louise Smith, third daughter of Mr W.W. Smith, who has long been associated with the public life of the town. Miss Smith, who was only nineteen years of age, died a few days since and was buried at Heene yesterday, a peculiar feature of sadness being found in the fact that the father and brothers and sisters of the deceased young lady were lying ill at home and unable to follow her remains to the grave……

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Victoria House, next to the Norfolk Hotel, Worthing – William and Elizabeth arewith Emily 11yrs, Louisa 7 yrs, Willliam E 5 yrs, Frederick W 3 yrs and Ethel 1yr and a general servant Elizabeth Tulet 20yrs and a nurse Harriet Banfield 13yrs. William is a builders merchant employing 37 men and 4 boys


Living at “Remenlan” House, Victoria Road, Worthing – They are with Emily 21yrs, Louise 17yrs, William E 15yrs, Ethel K 11yrs Edith Hellen 9yrs and a general servant Rosa Wheatland 22yrs

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.