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Thomas Henry Small (1830–1911)

Mr. Thomas Henry Small, of Lagoon-street, died at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon, at the age of 81. The deceased was born in England, and came to Sydney at the age of 12. He lived at Camden, and 52 years ago came through Goulburn with a team, but it was not until fourteen years later that he came to live in Goulburn. He had lived in Goulburn ever since, some 38 years. Mr. Small at one time was engaged lighting the lamps of the city in the days before the coming of gas. He leaves a widow and eight children. The sons are Alfred Thomas, of Brisbane, formerly of Collector; Norman, contractor, of Sydney; Ernest, of Sydney G.P.O.; Chester, of Goulburn; and Cyril, of Auburn. The daughters are Mrs. G. Weekes, of Baw Baw; Mrs. E. W. Ledsam, of Goulburn; and Miss Amy Small, residing at home. The deceased had been suffering with bronchial trouble for four years, and ten weeks ago took to his bed. He passed away peacefully, death coming as a relief to his suffering. Mr. Small is survived by 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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25 June, 1830
Sussex, England


16 June, 1911 (aged 80)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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