Exeter Times-Advocate, Ontario, Canada 10 Mar 1910


Exeter Advocate, 10 Mar 1910


On Wednesday evening (2 Mar 1910) of last week the death took place of one of Exeter's aged

residents, in the person of John Smallacombe, aged 79 years, 1 month and 16 days. Deceased had

been failing for the last six months, and a week previous to his death he was taken ill of pneumonia,

and his condition at once assumed serious aspect, death coming gradually but surely. Born in Tarleton,

Devonshire, Eng., he was in 1850 there married to Miss Harris and came to Canada in 1853, settling

first in Woodstock, where he worked at tailoring. Nine years later he moved to the boundary of

Hibbert Township, and afterwards to the 7th concession of Usborne. Thirty years ago, he retired to

Exeter, where his wife died nine years afterward. Some years later he married Mrs. John Smallcombe,

who passed away nine months ago. Since her demise Mr. Smallacombe had lived with his son George.

He was a fine old gentleman and highly respected. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition, high

morals and strict integrity. In religion he was a member of the English church and in politics an

Independent Liberal, exercising his own opinion as to how he used the franchise. Two sons survive,

Thomas of Crystal City, Man., and George of Exeter, the latter of whom is now quite ill of pneumonia.

The funeral took place on Saturday to the Exeter cemetery.



Exeter Times-Advocate, Ontario, Canada Mar 17, 1910


Exeter Advocate, Mar 17, 1910


Mr. Geo. Smallacombe received the sad news this week of the death of his brother, Thomas, who died

in Crystal City on Tuesday last, after a protracted illness from heart and liver trouble. Mr. Smallacombe

was a former resident of Exeter and his demise will be learned with much regret by his friends here.