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James SMALE & Emma Jane FRIEND


Husband: James SMALE
Born:
 8 MAY 1869
 in Sheepwash, Devon
Married:
 14 OCT 1891
 in Register Office, Tavistock, Devon
Died:
 25 JUN 1951
 in 35 Exeter Street, Tavistock, Devon
Father: WILLIAM SMALE
Mother: MARY JANE MOORE
Spouses: 
Wife: Emma Jane FRIEND
Born:
 ABT 1867
 in District of Tavistock, Devon
Died:
 26 JAN 1907
 in Cottage Hospital, Tavistock, Devon
Father: 
Mother: 
Spouses: 

Additional Information

James SMALE:
Known as: Jim

The author's grandmother, Phyllis Grace Geake, nee Weaver, (1916 - 2005), remembered James Smale. She knew him as 'Uncle Jim', though in actual fact, he would have been her great-uncle as he was her grandfather's brother (ie. William Henry Smale and James Smale were brothers).

When Phyllis was living with her grandparents (sadly she was orphaned at a young age) she remembered 'Uncle Jim' being the groundsman at Tavistock Bowling Green. She said that he used to come over every Sunday as it wasn't far from the bowling green. She was probably referring to 22 Ford Street, Tavistock - Phyllis was born there but it was the home of her grandparents. This would have been between 1921 and 1925 because after that, Phyllis went to live with an aunt after her grandmother died.

Phyllis said that 'Uncle Jim' used to have his legs in bandages all the time and she knew that side of the family had originated from North Devon.



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