William Henry Small

4 May 1872–26 June 1954 (Age 82)
Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of William Henry

William Henry Small was born on 4 May 1872, in Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States. He married Marion Elizabeth Leighton on 27 August 1930, in Maine, United States. He died on 26 June 1954, at the age of 82.

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William Henry Small
1872–1954
Marion Elizabeth Leighton
1895–1980
Marriage: 27 August 1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 August 1930
Maine, United States

World Events (3)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 26

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

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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