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Florence Ida Dean (1859–1932)

The death occurred yesterday of Mrs. Florence Ida Dean, 74, wife of Brigadier-General G. H. Dean, at her home at Shurdington, Crafers. Mrs. Dean was the only daughter of the late Sir Edwin Smith, and his first wife. Mr. S. Talbot Smith, of Kensington Gardens, is her only brother. Mrs. Dean received the Order of the British Empire in 1919 for services rendered in patriotic and war movements in South Australia. She leaves five sons — Lieutenant-Colonel E. T. Dean (Moculta). Captain A. E. Dean (Indian Army) and Mr. G. L. Dean (Kalangadoo), Mr. L. B. Dean (Morgan), and Mr. W. S. Dean (Unley Park), and one daughter, the wife of Senator Duncan-Hughes.

Mrs. Dean was prominently associated with Queen Adelaide Club, Queen's Home, and other charities. She was secretary of the ladies' committee of the home for eight years, president for 17 years, and on the general committee for 30 years. The flag will be flown at half mast today. Brigadier-General and Mrs. Dean would have, celebrated their golden wedding next month.

Brigadier-General Dean was awarded the CB.E. among the King's Birthday honors this year. He also served in the Great War, and until his retirement in 1919 had 42 years' service in the military forces. He is known throughout the Commonwealth for his active interest in rifle shooting.

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  • Smith, Florence Ida

25 May, 1859
Burnside, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


21 November, 1932 (aged 73)
Crafters, South Australia, Australia

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