William M. Small

21 May 1851–12 November 1940 (Age 89)
Missouri, United States

The Life of William M.

When William M. Small was born on 21 May 1851, in Missouri, United States, his father, Washington Small, was 37 and his mother, Ary T. Barnes, was 20. He married Ellen D. Menefee on 3 November 1886, in Miami, Kansas, United States. He lived in Pawnee Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Eagle Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 12 November 1940, in Payne, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

William M. Small
Ellen D. Menefee
Marriage: 3 November 1886

Spouse and Children


    Ellen D. Menefee


3 November 1886
Miami, Kansas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Washington Small


    Ary T. Barnes





    Mary Ellen Small


World Events (8)


Age 9

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal ‘thin’, ‘narrow’.2 Translation of equivalents in other European languages, such as German Klein and Schmal , French Petit .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Small in household of Washington Small, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Small in household of Washington Small, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William M Small, "United States Census, 1920"

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