Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Daniel Smallwood

Notes - Page 4


Edward Brown

Another good old Hawkesburyite has passed over to the great majority, in-the person of Edward Brown, of Cowper-street, Parramatta, and formerly of Wentworthville. He died suddenly on Wednesday of last week at the age of 51 years. Mr. Brown belonged to a very old Pitt Town family, probably one of the oldest, and his widow, who was originally a Miss Smallwood, represents another historic Pitt Town family. It was my privilege to know Edward Brown, who dignified hard work, for although holding but a humble position in the railway department, he educated his children, one as a dentist, and another (his daughter) as an accomplished musician, and during the years he resided in Wentworthville, both he and his wife were loyal and regular attendants at the Church of England at Toongabbie. Although living a considerable distance away, he was generally the first member of the congregation to arrive, and the last to leave. Like most of the old school, while he strictly adhered to the Anglican form, he just loved the old fashioned, hearty congregational singing of the hymns, and .although the best use of his residence at Wentworthville was made, his heart was in the 'Old Oxboro' district, where he spent most of his holidays. For many years he remained a constant reader of 'The Gazette'. Oft of a summer's eve I would sit and. listen to him telling bis experiences of his boyhood days. For a considerable, time he was a churchwarden of St. Mary's C. of E., Toongabbie, and his daughter, now Mrs. V. Watsford, was organist. By his death another link binding our districts has been broken, and another faithful old worker has gone to his rest. Although bis mortal remains lie near those of his people, and his people's people, in old Pitt Town, He will long be remembered by those of the church militant here on earth, who mourn him as a comrade and brother whose sudden death came as a shock to
many. Vale, Edward Brown.

Edward Brown was one of Nature's gentlemen — true as steel and upright in all things. Brave was the big heart that beat within him, and in dire affliction he never quailed. He was an holiest man in the truest sense of the term, and to his wife and family in their irreparable loss we tender our sincere sympathy.  The funeral of the late Edward Brown, who died at Harris Park on Wednesday of last week, took place on Thursday. The remajns were brought , to Mulgrave in the afternoon train. The cortege, which wended its way from Mulgrave railway station to the Church of England cemetery at Pitt Town, was an exceptionally long one. Rev. J. F. Cherry read the burial service, and Mr. J. W. Chandler conducted the funeral obsequies.  

Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 3 Apr 1914


41. Frederick John Potts

Living at 'Pretoria' Fleet St Carlton at the time of his fathers' death.


45. Catherine Smallwood

Married as Ann Sarah K Smallwood