Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

John Frederick SMALLAge: 75 years18211897

Name
John Frederick SMALL
Given names
John Frederick
Surname
SMALL
Birth October 24, 1821 27 19
Citation details: V18215732 1B/1821 SMALL JOHN F JOHN ELIZABETH
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V18211354 148/1821 SMALL JOHN F JOHN ELIZABETH

Shared note: RYDE
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary PARKER
April 4, 1824 (Age 2 years)
Cause: Drowned
Note: I am unable to find a relevant death registration. The web site Convict Records has her DoD as 5th April. The People Australia web site has the 24th, whilst the newspaper article regarding her discovered grave has the 4th.
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary PARKER
about April 5, 1824 (Age 2 years)
Address: On private property in Devlin Street
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: Friday 26 June 1936, page 18
Small - Mary - Grave Discovered
Small - Mary - Grave Discovered

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Birth of a sisterAnne “Annie” SMALL
about 1825 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: V1825814 149/1825 SMALL ANNE JOHN ELIZABETH
Birth of a sisterEliza SMALL
about 1828 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: V18288921 1C/1828 SMALL ELIZA JOHN ELIZABETH
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V1828550 12/1828 SMALL ELIZA JOHN ELIZABETH

Marriage of parentsJohn SMALLElizabeth PATFIELDView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1830 (Age 8 years)
Address: Anglican St. Phillip's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: V18202634 3A/1820 SMALL JOHN PATFIELD ELIZABETH CA
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V1820113 8/1820 SMALL JOHN PATFIELD ELIZABETH CA

Birth of a sisterSophia SMALL
about 1831 (Age 9 years)
Citation details: V1831859 15/1831 SMALL SOPHIA JOHN ELIZABETH
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V183110339 1C/1831 SMALL SOPHIA JOHN ELIZABETH

Birth of a brotherGeorge SMALL
February 26, 1832 (Age 10 years)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 25
Birth of a sisterJane SMALL
about 1834 (Age 12 years)
Citation details: V1834968 18/1834 SMALL JANE JOHN ELIZABETH
Birth of a sisterMary SMALL
about 1836 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: V1836733 20/1836 SMALL MARY JOHN ELIZABETH
Birth of a brotherJames SMALL
about 1838 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: V1838741 22/1838 SMALL JAMES JOHN ELIZABETH
Birth of a sisterHarriette SMALL
about 1842 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: V1842888 26A/1842 SMALL HARRIETTE JOHN ELIZABETH
Marriage of a siblingWilliam JOHNSONAnne “Annie” SMALLView this family
about 1846 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 608/1846 V1846608 31C JOHNSON WILLIAM SMALL ANNE NI
Birth of a brotherHenry SMALL
about 1847 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: SMALL HENRY 2443/1847 V18472443 35 JOHN ELIZABETH
Religious marriageMatilda CHOWNEView this family
about 1848 (Age 26 years)
Address: St. Laurence
Citation details: 87/1848 V184887 33B SMALL JOHN F CHOWNE MATILDA MF
Birth of a son
#1
John Frederick SMALL
about 1850 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: SMALL JOHN F 3405/1850 V18503405 37A JOHN F MATILDA
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn SMALL
October 2, 1850 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: SMALL JOHN 302/1850 V1850302 36A AGE 87
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary O'BRIEN
April 28, 1853 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: PATFIELD MARY 1434/1853 V18531434 39B AGE 85
Birth of a daughter
#2
Matilda Maria SMALL
June 30, 1854 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: SMALL MATILDA M 342/1854 V1854342 40 JOHN F MATILDA
Marriage of a siblingGeorge SMALLEliza Ann BLANCHView this family
July 3, 1858 (Age 36 years)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 25
Note: I cannot find any record of this marriage in the NSW Marriage Index.
Marriage of a siblingGeorge Richmond POWELLMary SMALLView this family
about 1859 (Age 37 years)
Citation details: 1985/1859 POWELL GEORGE RICHMOND SMALL MARY GRAFTON
Birth of a son
#3
Frederick William SMALL
about 1860 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: SMALL FREDERICK W 7466/1860 JOHN F MATILDA GRAFTON
Marriage of a siblingJames SMALLJohan McGREGORView this family
about 1860 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 1725/1860 SMALL JAMES MCGREGOR JOANN GRAFTON
Death of a wifeMatilda CHOWNE
October 16, 1860 (Age 38 years)
Cause: Childbirth complications
Citation details: SMALL MATILDA 4017/1860 JOHN F DIED GRAFTON GRAFTON
Quality of data: primary evidence
Religious marriageLouisa Henrietta CHOWNEView this family
November 5, 1861 (Age 40 years)
Religion: Wesleyan
Citation details: 1892/1861 SMALL JOHN LK CHOWNE LOUISA HENRIETTA GRAFTON
Marriage of a siblingThomas T SELLERHarriette SMALLView this family
about 1862 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 2025/1862 SELLER THOMAS T SMALL HARRIET GRAFTON
Birth of a son
#4
Arthur Herbert SMALL
about 1863 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: SMALL ARTHUR H 8064/1863 JOHN F LOUISA H GRAFTON
Birth of a daughter
#5
Louisa Heneritta SMALL
July 17, 1865 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: SMALL LOUISA H 9229/1865 JOHN F LOUISA H GRAFTON
Death of a daughterLouisa Heneritta SMALL
September 25, 1865 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: SMALL LOUISA H 3884/1865 JOHN F LOUISA GRAFTON
Birth of a son
#6
Henry Edward SMALL
about 1866 (Age 44 years)
Citation details: SMALL HENRY E 9033/1866 JOHN F LOUISA H GRAFTON
Marriage of a siblingJohn KEOGHRebecca SMALLView this family
about 1867 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: 2175/1867 KEOGH JOHN SMALL REBECCA GRAFTON
Birth of a daughter
#7
Louisa Henrietta SMALL
about 1870 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: SMALL LOUISA H 10154/1870 JOHN F LOUISA H GRAFTON
Death of a motherElizabeth PATFIELD
May 29, 1870 (Age 48 years)
Memorial Plaque - The Small Family Association
Memorial Plaque - The Small Family Association

Note: There are a number of incorrect dates on this memorial plaque. Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Note: I am unable to find a relevant death registration.
Burial of a motherElizabeth PATFIELD
about May 1870 (Age 48 years)
Cemetery: Small Family Private
Publication: www.findagrave.com
Small - Elizabeth
Small - Elizabeth

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Marriage of a siblingHenry SMALLSarah Jane HOUGHView this family
about 1871 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: 2317/1871 SMALL HENRY HOUGH SARAH JANE GRAFTON
Birth of a son
#8
Thomas George W SMALL
about 1872 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: SMALL THOMAS GEORGE W 10620/1872 JOHN FREDERICK LOUISA HENRIETTA GRAFTON
Birth of a son
#9
Leslie William Australia SMALL
February 25, 1875 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: SMALL LESLIE W A 11767/1875 JOHN F LOUISA H GRAFTON
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
#10
Rowland J SMALL
about 1877 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: SMALL ROWLAND J 12633/1877 JOHN F LOUISA H GRAFTON
Birth of a son
#11
Morris Chowne SMALL
about 1880 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: SMALL MORRIS CHOWNE 15126/1880 JOHN FREDERICK LOUISA HENRIETTA GRAFTON
Marriage of a childJohn Frederick SMALLIsabella Mary Elizabeth POWELLView this family
about 1880 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: 3446/1880 SMALL JOHN FREDERICK POWELL ISABELLA MARY ELIZABETH GRAFTON
Birth of a grandson
#1
Norris John SMALL
about 1881 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: SMALL NORRIS JOHN 13432/1881 JOHN FREDERICK ISABELLA MARY E MACLEAN
Birth of a grandson
#2
Newton George SMALL
November 18, 1882 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: SMALL NEWTON GEORGE 14821/1883 JOHN FREDERICK ISABELLA M E MACLEAN
Death of a grandsonNewton George SMALL
December 11, 1882 (Age 61 years)

Note: I am unable to find any relevant death registration.
Death of a fatherJohn SMALL
April 5, 1883 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: SMALL JOHN 6622/1883 JOHN DIED BRUSHGROVE ULMARRA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: The memorial plaque has his death date as the 15th.
Burial of a fatherJohn SMALL
about April 6, 1883 (Age 61 years)
Cemetery: Small Family Private
Publication: www.findagrave.com
Birth of a son
#12
Hunter Melville SMALL
September 5, 1884 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: SMALL HUNTER MELVILLE 16709/1884 JOHN F LOUISA H MACLEAN
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Birth of a grandson
#3
Stanley Frederick SMALL
about 1884 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: SMALL STANLEY FREDERICK 16710/1884 JOHN F J ISABELLA M G MACLEAN
Marriage of a childJames J HAVINDENMatilda Maria SMALLView this family
about 1884 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: 4353/1884 HAVINDEN JAMES J SMALL MATILDA M MACLEAN
Death of a sonHunter Melville SMALL
February 21, 1885 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: SMALL HUNTER M 8309/1885 JOHN F LOUISA H MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: The headstone for Hunter is inscribed with his DoD as the 25th.
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Ivy M SMALL
about 1886 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: SMALL IVY M 17902/1886 JOHN F ISABELLA M E MACLEAN
Marriage of a childFrederick William SMALLFlorence Lavinia NOUDView this family
about 1887 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: 4946/1887 SMALL FREDERICK W NOUD FLORENCE L GRAFTON
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Mary L SMALL
about 1888 (Age 66 years)
Citation details: SMALL MARY L 18864/1888 JOHN F ISABELLA M E MACLEAN
Birth of a grandson
#6
Barton H SMALL
about 1890 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: SMALL BARTON H 14639/1890 JOHN F ISABELLA M E GRAFTON
Marriage of a childArthur Herbert SMALLMary Elizabeth KEARNSView this family
about 1890 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: 4610/1890 SMALL ARTHUR H KEARNS MARY E MACLEAN
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Vida T SMALL
about 1891 (Age 69 years)
Citation details: SMALL VIDA T 20280/1891 ARTHUR H MARY E MACLEAN
Marriage of a childHenry Edward SMALLMary Jane McLUCASView this family
about 1892 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: 3921/1892 SMALL HENRY E MC LUCAS MARY J GRAFTON
Marriage of a siblingIsaac HOWARDSophia SMALLView this family
about 1892 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: 6284/1892 HOWARD ISAAC SMALL SOPHIA G PENRITH
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Jessie R SMALL
about 1893 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: SMALL JESSIE R 20928/1893 ARTHUR H MARY E MACLEAN
Birth of a grandson
#9
Hunter E SMALL
about 1895 (Age 73 years)
Citation details: SMALL HUNTER E 23833/1895 ARTHUR H MARY E MACLEAN
Death October 15, 1897 (Age 75 years)
Citation details: 12351/1897 SMALL JOHN F JOHN ELIZABETH MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial about October 16, 1897 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Small Family Private
Publication: www.findagrave.com
Small - John Frederick - 1897
Small - John Frederick - 1897

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Obituary October 19, 1897 (4 days after death)
Publication: Newspaper, Grafton, NSW - 1889-1915
Citation details: Tuesday 19 October 1897, page 5
Text:

Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), Tuesday 19 October 1897, page 5

THE LATE MR. J. F. SMALL, J.P.

There are few persons whose connection with the Clarence district extended over so long a period as did that of the late Mr. J. F. Small, whose decease we referred to in our last issue. Deceased was identified with this river and district during the whole of its history, since it became inhabited by the white man, and during his long residence of nearly 60 years he witnessed the great changes that had taken place, and to which he dad in no small degree contributed. Mr. Small was born at Ryde, on the Paramatta, about 78 years ago, and was the eldest of a family of nine, the remaining members being Mr, Jas. Small (formerly of Coffs Harbour), Mr. G. Small, Mr. H. Small, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Cowper (the three latter reside on the South Arm, Mrs. G. R. Powell (Byron Bay) Mrs. Howard (Grafton), and Mrs. J. Keogh. Mr. Small's father, hearing of the existence of a big river on the North Coast from Craig, who travelled the coast southwards from Brisbane, embarked hither in the schooner Susan with 24 sawyers and a large quantity of stores and supplies. After an unsuccessful attempt to enter the river, the Susan returned to Sydney ; but safely negotiated the entrance in a second essay, and landed her party somewhere near the present site of Maclean. The Susan was engaged conveying cedar to Sydney, that timber being plentiful in the brushes of the Clarence. Not long after Mr. Small's father removed to Woodford Island, where he was joined by his son, then about 20 years of age. There he erected one of the first houses of the district, and here the subject of this notice lived many years. At that early period intense hardships had to be encountered. The banks of the river and right round the island were clothed in dense brush. There were no stores in the district, and the few residents were dependent for supplies on the irregular visits of sailing vessels, that arrived about once a quarter. Stores were brought down by boat from Brushgrove to Mr. Small's, when landed from the coasters. The celebrated dry season that occurred in the thirties was keenly felt on the Clarence, and provisions ran up to famine prices. The first cattle brought to the river were landed from the Susan on the lower end of Woodford Island, and the Small family at a very early period became identified with pastoral pursuits. The blacks in these early days were troublesome, and on one occasion Mr. Small and his brother George had an encounter with a party of natives up the Coldstream. The brothers were each severely wounded, were In fact left for dead, and probably would have perished but for the assistance of Sydney Billy, a friendly native. Mr. Small removed to Ulmarra before the advent of the early settlers, and erected a residence on the open country, about half a mile at the rear of the present township, which was. then covered with dense brush. Here he followed pastoral pursuits, combining butchering therewith when the settlement warranted. This he subsequently carried on extensively. During his sojourn at Ulmarra, he was closely identified with most movements that were undertaken by the residents. In the early sixties wheat growing was extensively practised by the farmers, and Mr. Small possessed one of the first threshing machines in use in the district. He, with the late Mr. T. T. Seller, purchased Newton Boyd station, on which the latter for some years resided. Deceased eventually returned to Woodford Island, where he resided till the time of his death. He entered into cane-growing, and erected a sugar mill, which, like too many other ventures of a similar character, was not a successful speculation. His health generally was good, and he visited town about a fortnight before his death, He was attacked by paralysis of the brain, and his medical adviser (Dr. Plummer) from the first held out but little hope of his recovery. Mr. Small was twice married, and his death took place on the same date that his first wife had passed away 37 years before. His first family numbered four, and included Mr. J. P. Small (Macleay River), Mrs. Jas. Havinden and Mrs. Campbell. There are several sons and daughters, the issue of the second marriage. Considering the brief notice, there was a large attendance at the funeral, his remains being deposited beside those of his parents and former wife, on the property where he had long resided. The coffin was of polished cedar, and the material of which it was constructed was selected by deceased some years before his death.

Small - J F - Obituary
Small - J F - Obituary

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1830Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
-8 years
himself
4 years
younger sister
Anne “Annie” SMALL
Birth: about 1825 30 22New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 1, 1904Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
14 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
sister
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
Henry SMALL
Birth: about 1847 52 44New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 24, 1918Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Matilda CHOWNE - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1848Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
5 years
daughter
Matilda Maria SMALL
Birth: June 30, 1854 32 39New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 27, 1942Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
7 years
son
Frederick William SMALL
Birth: about 1860 38 44Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 4, 1943Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Louisa Henrietta CHOWNE - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 5, 1861Ulmarra, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
Louisa Heneritta SMALL
Birth: July 17, 1865 43 23Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 25, 1865Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
17 months
son
Henry Edward SMALL
Birth: about 1866 44 24Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 17, 1955Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
Louisa Henrietta SMALL
Birth: about 1870 48 28Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 11, 1915Queensland, Australia
3 years
son
Thomas George W SMALL
Birth: about 1872 50 30Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 6, 1969Brisbane, , Queensland, Australia
3 years
son
3 years
son
4 years
son
5 years
son
Hunter Melville SMALL
Birth: September 5, 1884 62 42Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 21, 1885Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthS - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: V18215732 1B/1821 SMALL JOHN F JOHN ELIZABETH
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V18211354 148/1821 SMALL JOHN F JOHN ELIZABETH

BirthWeb Site - People Australia
BirthMarriage Certificate - Small - Chowne - John Frederick and Louisa Henritta
BirthHeadstone - Small - John Frederick - 1897
MarriageWeb Site - People Australia
MarriageS - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 87/1848 V184887 33B SMALL JOHN F CHOWNE MATILDA MF
MarriageS - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 1892/1861 SMALL JOHN LK CHOWNE LOUISA HENRIETTA GRAFTON
MarriageDeath Certificate - Small - Louisa Henrietta
MarriageMarriage Certificate - Small - Chowne - John Frederick and Louisa Henritta
DeathS - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 12351/1897 SMALL JOHN F JOHN ELIZABETH MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathWeb Site - People Australia
DeathHeadstone - Small - John Frederick - 1897
BurialWeb Site - Find a Grave
Publication: www.findagrave.com
ObituaryNewspaper - Clarence and Richmond Examiner
Publication: Newspaper, Grafton, NSW - 1889-1915
Citation details: Tuesday 19 October 1897, page 5
Text:

Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), Tuesday 19 October 1897, page 5

THE LATE MR. J. F. SMALL, J.P.

There are few persons whose connection with the Clarence district extended over so long a period as did that of the late Mr. J. F. Small, whose decease we referred to in our last issue. Deceased was identified with this river and district during the whole of its history, since it became inhabited by the white man, and during his long residence of nearly 60 years he witnessed the great changes that had taken place, and to which he dad in no small degree contributed. Mr. Small was born at Ryde, on the Paramatta, about 78 years ago, and was the eldest of a family of nine, the remaining members being Mr, Jas. Small (formerly of Coffs Harbour), Mr. G. Small, Mr. H. Small, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Cowper (the three latter reside on the South Arm, Mrs. G. R. Powell (Byron Bay) Mrs. Howard (Grafton), and Mrs. J. Keogh. Mr. Small's father, hearing of the existence of a big river on the North Coast from Craig, who travelled the coast southwards from Brisbane, embarked hither in the schooner Susan with 24 sawyers and a large quantity of stores and supplies. After an unsuccessful attempt to enter the river, the Susan returned to Sydney ; but safely negotiated the entrance in a second essay, and landed her party somewhere near the present site of Maclean. The Susan was engaged conveying cedar to Sydney, that timber being plentiful in the brushes of the Clarence. Not long after Mr. Small's father removed to Woodford Island, where he was joined by his son, then about 20 years of age. There he erected one of the first houses of the district, and here the subject of this notice lived many years. At that early period intense hardships had to be encountered. The banks of the river and right round the island were clothed in dense brush. There were no stores in the district, and the few residents were dependent for supplies on the irregular visits of sailing vessels, that arrived about once a quarter. Stores were brought down by boat from Brushgrove to Mr. Small's, when landed from the coasters. The celebrated dry season that occurred in the thirties was keenly felt on the Clarence, and provisions ran up to famine prices. The first cattle brought to the river were landed from the Susan on the lower end of Woodford Island, and the Small family at a very early period became identified with pastoral pursuits. The blacks in these early days were troublesome, and on one occasion Mr. Small and his brother George had an encounter with a party of natives up the Coldstream. The brothers were each severely wounded, were In fact left for dead, and probably would have perished but for the assistance of Sydney Billy, a friendly native. Mr. Small removed to Ulmarra before the advent of the early settlers, and erected a residence on the open country, about half a mile at the rear of the present township, which was. then covered with dense brush. Here he followed pastoral pursuits, combining butchering therewith when the settlement warranted. This he subsequently carried on extensively. During his sojourn at Ulmarra, he was closely identified with most movements that were undertaken by the residents. In the early sixties wheat growing was extensively practised by the farmers, and Mr. Small possessed one of the first threshing machines in use in the district. He, with the late Mr. T. T. Seller, purchased Newton Boyd station, on which the latter for some years resided. Deceased eventually returned to Woodford Island, where he resided till the time of his death. He entered into cane-growing, and erected a sugar mill, which, like too many other ventures of a similar character, was not a successful speculation. His health generally was good, and he visited town about a fortnight before his death, He was attacked by paralysis of the brain, and his medical adviser (Dr. Plummer) from the first held out but little hope of his recovery. Mr. Small was twice married, and his death took place on the same date that his first wife had passed away 37 years before. His first family numbered four, and included Mr. J. P. Small (Macleay River), Mrs. Jas. Havinden and Mrs. Campbell. There are several sons and daughters, the issue of the second marriage. Considering the brief notice, there was a large attendance at the funeral, his remains being deposited beside those of his parents and former wife, on the property where he had long resided. The coffin was of polished cedar, and the material of which it was constructed was selected by deceased some years before his death.

Small - J F - Obituary
Small - J F - Obituary

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