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Susannah Smallwood (1855–1936)

The death took place at her residence, Pitt Town, on Friday last, November 13, of Mrs. Susannah Smallwood, relict of the late Joseph Smallwood, at the ripe age of 81 years. She was a daughter of the late Edward Riley, of Webb's Creek, and was married at Windsor at the age of 23 years to Joseph Smallwood, who predeceased her in 1928. She had lived at Pitt Town all her life, and was respected and esteemed by a wide circle of friends. Four sons and five daughters survive their mother, viz., James (Mayor of Homebush), Joseph (Lidcombe), Lily (Mrs. Browne, Melbourne), Alice (Mrs. Hurren, Summer Hill), Violet (Mrs. Rose, Abbotsford), Mary (Mrs. St. Clair, Willoughby), Annie (Mrs. Thompson, Cattai), George (Police Constable, Tamworth), and Mark (Pitt Town). Miss Bridget Riley (Sydney), Mrs. Julia Goddard (Waverley) Mrs. Lizzie Miller (Sydney) are sisters, and Mr. William Riley (Canberra) is a brother of the deceased. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Church of England cemetery, Pitt Town. Ald. Knight, Mason, Clifford, Herick and Conlon, Mr. H. Kerruish (Town Clerk) and Mr. G. Bressington (overseer) represented the Homebush Council at the funeral. Rev. S. Howard, M.A., conducted the service at the graveside and Mr. Chandler was the undertaker.

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'Smallwood, Susannah (1855–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 June 2024.

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  • Reilly, Susannah



13 November, 1936 (aged ~ 81)
Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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