Adna Judson “A J” Smalley

Adna Judson “A J” Smalley

Ashland County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Nov 1946 (aged 75)
Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Woonsocket, Sanborn County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 120209212 · View Source
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Adna J. Smalley Age 75 funeral service's were conducted at the Methodist church by Rev. V.D. Morrison,pastor and at the cemetery by the Masonic brothers.

At the age of 18 months Mr. Smalley received a hip injury from which he never fully recovered. In spite of this handicap he finished grade and high school, and later attended Berea and Ashland College. After completion of his college work he taught rural and village schools in Ohio for 10 years. He then came to Pacific Junction, Iowa in 1901, where he taught city and rural schools until 1904. In 1904 he moved to Egan, S.D. where he headed the schools for several years. After that date he taught the Artesian, Lane and Woonsocket schools.

He was County Superintendent of Schools in Sanborn County from 1915 to 1919, and from 1927 to 1931. For several summers he worked in the State Tax Commission office at Pierre, S.D.. From 1931 to 1939 he was employed in the State Auditor's office at Pierre, S.D.. At the time he was in Pierre he became very ill and was in the hospital for four months, and when he became sufficiently strong, he moved back to his home in Woonsocket, but was never again physically able to work.

Mr. Smalley was a member of the Masonic, Eastern Star, Odd Fellow and Rebecca lodges of Woonsocket. He was also a life long member of the Methodist Church, and a Sunday School teacher of the Adult Bible Class.

His mother made her home with him until her death in 1934.

He was also preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

He is survived by one brother Frank Smalley, of Ashland, Ohio and a number of Nieces and nephews.

He will be remembered as a good neighbor, a loyal friend and a sincere Christian.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adna Judson “A J” Smalley (14 Dec 1870–13 Nov 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 120209212, citing Eventide Cemetery, Woonsocket, Sanborn County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by pomnik (contributor 47729762) .