Small, John.


Small, John. (Ivan Smolcic); b. June 10, 1893, Gusci, Croatia (Bosnia), to the US in May 1911; Croatian American; 4th grade education; Single; Automobile Worker until 1932 and thereafter Farmer; CP 1922, unit organizer; Received Passport# 362869 on January 22, 1937 which listed his address as 7068 Holmes (Home) Street, and 1329 East Kirby Avenue both Detroit, Michigan; Sailed February 5, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on February 15, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion in training; Brigade Auto Park; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. October 19, 1965, Tucson, Arizona, buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Smolcic, Ivan); Mac-Pap; South Slav; Find-a-Grave# 69230152; Spisak, in Spanija, 5 : 563.