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Samuel Small (1834–1910)

On Saturday, May 28th, we note that Mr. Samuel Small died at Ryde. He was a brother of the late Mr. William Small, of Swan Creek, Grafton, and the late Mr. Thomas Small, of Alfred Bank, Ulmarra. The Small family were among the very first to settle on the Clarence, coming from Kissing Point, now Ryde, on the Parramatta River. Deceased was for sometime as a young man resident on the family station at Swan Creek, and after he married, he had a butchering business in South Grafton for a time. He afterwards went back to his old home, Ryde, where he has since resided. Together with his brother William he won the first pair oar race rowed on the Clarence, about 1852. He was an uncle of Mr. T. A. Small, Myrtle Creek, and Mr. W. Small, Grafton. The "S.M. Herald" writes — Mr. Samuel Small, who died on Saturday, had resided in Ryde for upwards of 76 years. He took a leading part in fruitgrowing, and was among the first to obtain seeds from the Government for experimental purposes. Deceased was, in conjunction with Mr John Blaxland, one of the auditors of the municipality, and held that position until advancing age compelled him to retire.

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14 July, 1834
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


28 May, 1910 (aged 75)
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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