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William Bryant Small - United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968; familysearch.org
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Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine
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America/USA  William Bryant  Small

  (b. 21 September 1863Manchester, Maine, USA   d. 13 April 1905Lewiston, Maine, USA )  

William Bryant Small was born 21 September 1863 in Manchester, Maine, USA. William Bryant Small was the child of

He married  Maude H Ingalls 1 September 1892 in Maine, USA . 

William Bryant Small died 13 April 1905 in Lewiston, Maine, USA.


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William Bryant Small married  Maude H Ingalls-- Date: 1 September 1892 Place: , Maine, USA
Name of Groom: William B. SMALL
Groom's Place of Residence: Lewiston, Me.
Name of Bride: Maude H. INGALLS
Bride's Place of Residence: Lewiston, Me.
Marriage Date: Thursday, 1 Sept. 1892
Marriage Certificate Number: Not available

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Manchester, Maine, USA

Invention 1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)
Perfect Pasteurization Means Perfect Protection

Pasturization is simply heating milk - not boiling it.

By raising the temperature of the milk to 145 degrees Fahrenheit and keeping it at that...Read MORE...


USA 1864 - May 18 - The Civil War Gold Hoax was an 1864 hoax perpetrated by two US journalists to exploit the financial situation during the American Civil War.
On May 18, 1864, two New York City newspapers, the New York World and the New York Journal of Commerce, published a story that President Abraham Lincoln had issued a proclamation of conscription of...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1865 - April 15 – Inauguration of Andrew Johnson: President Lincoln dies early this morning from his gunshot wound and Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the United States.
Johnson became Abraham Lincoln's running mate, despite the fact that he was a Democrat and Lincoln was a Republican. After Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, Johnson went from vice president to...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April 8. Heading for the South Side Railroad at...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped...Read MORE...


USA 1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

www.wikipedia.org - January 1, 1867

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"

Alaska: The Outpost State
The Big Picture (youtube.com)


U.S....Read MORE...


Invention 1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)
... In 1867 Mr. C. Latham Sholes, a printer and editor; Mr. Samuel W. Soule, a printer, and Mr. Carlos Glidden, a retired merchant, all residents of Milwaukee, inspired by an article of the London...Read MORE...


News 1869 - TELEGRAMS. TERRIFIC HURRICANE AT EASTPORT, ME. Great Destruction of Property and Life. THE STORM IN MAINE.
...LEWISTON, Me., Oct.9.---The Evening Journal has a report of a great freshet on Swift River, in Oxford County, showing a rise of thirty-six feet in twelve hours in that stream, which is a tributary ...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1869 - March 4 - Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) becomes 18th President of the United States
In 1868, as Republican candidate for president, Grant was elected over the Democrat, Horatio Seymour. From the start, Grant showed his unfitness for the office. His cabinet was weak, his domestic...Read MORE...


USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

Official Announcement ...Read MORE...


1870 Portland, Cumberland, Maine
name: William B Small
estimated birth year: 1864
gender: Male
age in 1870: 6y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Maine
home in 1870: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age
Addison Small M 28y
Florence Small F 27y
William B...Read MORE...


World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown


World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News 1871 - Snapped Like Threads
The Bangor (Me.) Whig reports that, owing to the intense cold, the wires of the Western Union Telegraph line, between that city and Lewiston, were recently broken in nearly fifty places. The wires...Read MORE...


World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire


USA 1871 - October 8-10 - Fire Destroys 18,000 Buildings in Chicago

The Chicago Fire - "YOU ARE THERE"
ChicagoFD1 (www.youtube.com)

Chicago ...Read MORE...


USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park.

rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...


Invention 1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.
www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876

Invention 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most wonderful invention of the day - Edison's Phonograph. The Sun says that nothing could be more...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1877 - March 4 - Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) becomes 19th President of the United States
On the night of the 1876 presidential election, Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes went to bed early. He assumed that he had lost the election to his opponent, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden. Tilden ...Read MORE...


Invention 1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater,...Read MORE...


USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.
www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html


...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters...Read MORE...


1880 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
name: William B. Small
residence: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
birthdate: 1864
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Son
spouse's name:
spouse's birthplace:
father's name: Addison Small
father's birthplace: Maine, United States
mother's name: Florence Small
mother's...Read MORE...


USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1881 - March 4 - James A. Garfield (1831–1881) becomes President of the United States
In 1880, Garfield was elected to the Senate, but instead became the presidential candidate on the 36th ballot as a result of a deadlock in the Republican convention. In the election, he defeated Gen. ...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1881 - September 19 - Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) becomes President of the United States
In 1880 Arthur was nominated for vice president in the hope of conciliating the followers of Grant and the powerful New York machine. As president upon Garfield's death, Arthur, stepping out of his...Read MORE...


USA 1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
AGONIZING !!!!!
Details of the Disaster on the Bridge.
Men and Women Crushed and Trampled to Death in the Blockade at New York Anchorage.

THE DEAD, THE INJURED AND THE MISSING.

How the Panic...Read MORE...


USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
UNIFORM TIME

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards,...Read MORE...


USA 1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast...Read MORE...


Invention 1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)
Photographic.

A certificate was filed yesterday in the county clerk's office showing that the capital stock of the Eastman Dry Plate and Film company $200,000, has been fully paid up. The trustees ...Read MORE...


Invention 1884 - The first gravity roller coaster amusement ride (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)
"1884: The first gravity roller coaster designed and built specifically as an amusement ride opens at Coney Island, New York. It is a commercial success and leads to the building of roller coasters...Read MORE...


USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.

www.wikipedia.org - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.

www.wikipedia.org - August 10, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

www.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1884

U.S. Presidents 1885 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) becomes 22nd President of the United States
In 1884 Grover Cleveland won the Democratic nomination for president. The campaign contrasted Cleveland's spotless public career with the uncertain record of James G. Blaine, the Republican...Read MORE...


USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay...Read MORE...


News 1886 - History of a Pill Box - Found in the Drawer of a Lewiston Sewing Machine
“Hello, what's this!” exclaimed a Lewiston sewing-machine agent, as he picked a pill-box out of the drawer of a sewing-machine, Thursday morning, and unscrewing the lid disclosed a very pretty gold...Read MORE...


World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

www.wikipedia.org - January 29, 1886

USA 1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

historyorb.com - May 8, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1887

USA 1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn
South Fork Dam burst, town of Johnstown destroyed, over 2000 deaths
www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm

The Johnstown disaster occurred, the worst flood...Read MORE...


Invention 1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)
THE NEW MOVING POWER
DAIMLER'S WONDERFUL MOTOR AND ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS.
The Various Vehicles That Can Be Seen Moved by It at Stuttgart - Daimler's Gas or Petroleum Motor - Combustible Air...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1889 - March 4 - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) becomes 23rd President of the United States
In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received the Republican nomination for president on the eighth ballot. Though behind on the popular vote, he won over Grover Cleveland in the electoral college by 233 to...Read MORE...


USA 1890 - Yosemite National Park created


USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

News 1891 - Don't Look
A Lewiston, Maine policeman has had two hotel keepers arrested on a charge of offering him $200 a month not to see anything. The logical inference from this is that the Lewiston policemen come high.
The Wilmington Morning Star - Wilmington, North Carolina - September 1, 1891

Invention 1891 - The motion picture camera is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, William K.L. Dickson, United States)
LIGHT AND SOUND UNITED
EDISON OUTDOES HIMSELF IN THE KINETOGRAPH.
It is to Reproduce a Picture of What Passes Before the Mechanical Eye - With the Phonograph the Invention Will Serve to Take the...Read MORE...


Invention 1891 - The zipper is invented (Whitcomb L. Judson, United States)
"...the inventor of the first zipper, Whitcomb L. Judson, did his experimentation right here in the Windy City and in 1891 invented a device called the zipper.

Actually, the first zipper was a...Read MORE...


News 1892 - Justice?
James Reiker, who hasn't got a red, has been in jail nearly four years in Lewiston, Maine, for a debt of $117.15, which he couldn't pay. But he has the satisfaction of knowing that under the law of...Read MORE...


1892 Marriage / Partner
William Bryant Small and Maude H Ingalls 1 September 1892, , Maine, USA

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The...Read MORE...


Invention 1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)
Crompton and Co. invented the first electric toaster 1893 in Leeds England. This was the forerunner of todays toasters. The device was quite simple and a person had to turn the bread over to toast...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States

March 4, 1893

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

Curious City
WBEZ - Chicago Public Media: www.wbez.org


World's...Read MORE...


USA 1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...


News 1896 - Bicycles and Business. Hard Times Attributed in Part to the Wheeling Craze.
Now the bicycle is accused of responsibility for a lot of hard times in various lines of business. The theatrical man stands in front of his showhouse and swears as he sees the men and maidens...Read MORE...


World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike


Invention 1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

"CHICAGO (UPI) - In these days of deadlines and taxes and other headaches, offer a cheer for Felix Hoffmann, one of the world's great...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1897 - March 4 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States
With the support of Mark Hanna, a shrewd Cleveland businessman interested in safeguarding tariff protection, William McKinley became governor of Ohio in 1892 and Republican presidential candidate in...Read MORE...


USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under downtown Boston. More than 100,000 people would take the three-and-a-half minute trip that day. They...Read MORE...


USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would...Read MORE...


USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved as the United States took over much of Spain's overseas holdings....Read MORE...


News 1900 - STILL A MYSTERY. Jessie Cobb's Murderer and His Motive Are Not Yet Revealed. LEWISTON POLICE ON THE ALERT. Several of Dead Girls Friends In Sabbattus Interviewed. WHERE IS FRED BROOKS?
The veil which covers the crime connected with the Jessie Cobb case, has not yet been raised. There is no longer any doubt but that it was murder, but now the people are interested to know who the...Read MORE...


News 1900 - Wm. Reed's Tragic Death. A Horrible Fatality in a Lewiston Stable Friday Evening.
A Surcharged Incandescent Electric Light Wire Pours Forth Its Fatal Voltage.

The Poor Victim Found in a Pool of Water with the Sparks Playing About Him.

His Hand Burned to a Crisp and His...Read MORE...


1900 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
name: William Small
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residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Sep 1864
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
spouse: Maud H Small
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's birthplace: Massachusetts
father:
father's titles & terms:
father's...Read MORE...


USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress, defining and fixing the standard of value, maintaining the parity of all forms of money issued or...Read MORE...


USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
THE KIOWA SALOONS RAIDED.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday. Damage Estimated $350.

The peace, tranquility and prosperity of the Kiowa "Soda Fountains" were...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1901 - September 14 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States
Assuming the presidency of the assassinated McKinley in 1901, Roosevelt embarked on a wide-ranging program of government reform and conservation of natural resources. He ordered antitrust suits...Read MORE...


World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.

www.wikipedia.org - January 22, 1901

News 1902 - THE DOMESTIC PROBLEM - Both Sides of the Question Presented by One Who Has Been Mistress and Maid - The Golden Rule If Applied Would Solve the Problem
(Writer for The Sun.)

“Wanted – A capable American house girl.” Such is the tenor of many “want” ads running in the newspapers at this time of year throughout the country. And, indeed all through...Read MORE...


News 1902 - They Held Hands. Rustic Couple From the Country Create a Whole Lot of Amusement on Lewiston Streets.
They were from the country – that – no one who saw the rustic couple would question for a minute. The fellow who was possibly six feet in height, wore high water pants, had long hair, with a...Read MORE...


News 1903 - THE ODLIN SLOT MACHINES - Taken from Him by the Deputy Sheriffs Yesterday to Be Destroyed Today.
The ex-city marshal Odlin's got a bunch of nickel-in-the-slot machines at his home on Newman street. These machines were seized by him while he was city marshal. They were initially stored in the...Read MORE...


News 1903 - WONDERFUL ELECTRICITY. City Hall Has Been Thoroughly Wired and Everything is as Brilliant as Daylight.
The work of wiring City Hall was completed last evening and the lights were turned on for the first time. The large chandelier, in the center of the hall has been removed and a notable improvement...Read MORE...


News 1903 - HILL TRAGEDY. The Son is Alive and Resting Comfortably - An Operation Will be Performed. THE OLD FATHER BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN INSANE.
The Details of the Sad Affair Which Caused a Sensation Yesterday Morning.

A most shocking double tragedy occurred in Barkerville yester-day morning at 6.35, when Daniel W. Hill shot his son and...Read MORE...


News 1903 - Sheriff Cummings has ordered the U-No beer joints with lunch rooms combined to sell nothing between the hours of twelve Saturday night and twelve Sunday night, save food, coffee or tea.
The proprietors of these places are not allowed to sell a bottle of ginger ale or a glass of Moxie on the Sabbath. They feel that this is a bit severe, but still are inclined to say nothing.

The Lewiston Daily Sun - Lewiston, Maine - Monday morning, March 23, 1903

World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a sandy bluff on Cape Cod and sent a 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt across the ocean...Read MORE...


Invention 1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
LIKE A BIRD AEROPLANE FLIES.
Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying Machine Which They Invent and Build.
NORFOLK, Va. - The problem of aerial flight without the use of ...Read MORE...


USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan


USA 1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...


USA 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
THE MACHINE ACTUALLY FLIES
Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...


News 1904 - Passenger Train Wrecked
Lewiston, Maine, Sept. 27. - Three are dead, nine others seriously injured and some twenty more persons cut and bruised as the result of the wrecking of passenger train No. 24 on the Maine Central...Read MORE...


USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream...Read MORE...


USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

June 28 - A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by...Read MORE...


Death
13 April 1905
Lewiston, Maine, USA


Six weeks ago Dr. William B. Small, one of Lewiston's prominent physicians and surgeons, gave up his practice temporarily.

Few realized that he was ill, for he was a man of rugged and healthy appearance. Thursday, the 13th of April, he passed away having failed rapidly with a complication of troubles until, at last, the heart gave out, at 5.30 this morning. All was done which medical skill could accomplish. But the case has baffled the best medical advisors and the patient continued to grow worse day by day, until for the last week he has been so low, with a pulse up to 150, that the end was expected at any moment.

To the anxious family, all the hope was offered which courageous hearts could muster. Bravely they fought against the impending danger. It was hard to realize that one so strong, to all appearances, could fail so rapidly. Death was not anticipated as short a time ago as when the family moved him into their new home in the former J. L. H. Cobb house on Main street. He seemed to stand the effort of the change well. Then came the operation, for the removal of pus from the lung cavity. This, too, was favorable. But still the patient sank slowly until within the last few days, physicians and family feared the worst at any time.

The blow almost unbearable as it is to the wife, with her two children, falls with great weight also upon the mother, Mrs. Addison Small. In the short space of seven years, she had lost both sons, whom she idolized to an extreme, her husband, and two brothers.

The other son, Prof. Roscoe Small, a young man of much talent and with an unusually promising career as a professor at Brown University, passed away in '98. This all but broke the fond mother's heart and her grieving for this younger son had hardly ceased in any measure when, in 1900, her husband, Mr. Addison Small, a leading Lewiston bank cashier passed away. Again, January 30th, 1904, word reached her of the death of her brother, Henry Wilder, in a Boston hospital, and just a year later, lacking but two days, her other brother, Mrs. William Wilder, died in her own home, - this less than three months ago.

It is little wonder that the mother was faint-hearted when her only living son was stricken six weeks ago. She, least of all, had courage to face this sickness and day by day her fears seemed realized. Now, stricken of her elder son, born to her when she was but 21 years of age, she is the picture of utter despair, unconsolable, crushed and broken in spirit and completely prostrated by this last blow. The cup of sorrow for her seems to overflow.

This little group of mother, wife and two children, William Drew Small, aged eleven and Florence Small, aged six years, are all the near relatives who survive Dr. Small.

Dr. W. B. Small was born Sept 1, 1863 in Manchester, Maine. Mr. and Mrs. Small had been married but a year and she was then at her parents' home for a visit. Her maiden name was Florence Wilder. When the child was seven months old, the family moved for a brief time to Hallowell and then came to Lewiston. This has been Dr. Small's home ever since, save for a few years in his childhood.

There was one year, when Mr. Addison Small was paymister in the woolen mill in Auburn. Then there was a period of 6 years, when he taught school in Portland, and the lad was trained in the Portland grades. Then Mr. Small returned to Auburn for a year as superintendent of schools, after which he moved to Lewiston with his family, as he then entered the bank.

Dr. Small, on coming back to Lewiston this last time, was ready for high school, and he made his fit for college in the old Lewiston High. There he was graduated in '81 with high honors. He at once entered Bates College and finished the course there in '85, again showing by his work, scholarly habits and intellectual vigor. He was a member of Eurosophia, one of the literary societies of the college, and was active in all branches of college work, with a host of friends among faculty and students.

It was his desire to study medicine, and so the young man was soon started on his professional studies, beginning with a year at the Brunswick Medical. From there he went to Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York, where he did superior work and by a competitive examination won a place at the Randall Island Hospital, where he completed his course with nearly three years' service, graduating with high honors.

When his preparation for medical and surgical work was over, Dr. Small came home to Lewiston to make a visit and talk over plans for settling somewhere in his profession. This chanced to be just at the time when the grip was so prevalent and he soon was best with calls, until almost before he realized what was happening, he found himself with a lucrative practice. His place seemed settled for him and he grew into it without delay, finding every year more and more practice until of late he has been much overworked, - a fact which undoubtedly played its part in his final breakdown and sudden death.

Among his fellow associates in the medical profession Dr. Small was highly esteemed. He was a member of the local organizations and had held office in the State Medical Association. He also belonged to the staff at the Central Maine General Hospital in Lewiston.

It was in '92 that Dr. Small married Maud Ingalls, who had made her home with Judge and Mrs. F. M. Drew in Lewiston. She too was a Bates graduate, in the class of '91, a woman of culture and refinement, who has materially aided Dr. Small in his social position in this city.

During the years of his practice in Lewiston, Dr. Small took active part in the Masons, belonging to the Shrine. He was also very prominent in the Knights of the Golden Eagle, being Supreme High Priest, a national office. As such, he attended the national convention at Washington, D. C., last October. Other orders to which he belonged were the New England Order of Protection, the Pilgrim Fathers and the Modern Woodmen. In all these he was well known and thoroughly respected and liked. In all he had countless friends. In the Bates Round Table he also took active interest.

Since early manhood, Dr. Small has been a member of the Main street F. B. church. He was baptised by the Rev. W. H. Bowen, now of Providence, R. I. He was married by the Rev. Martyn Summerbell, who was assisted by the Rev. G. M. Howe, pastor of the Pine street Congregational church.

In speaking of the prominence of Dr. Small in his profession, a fellow physician referred especially to his interest in the Maine Academy of Medicine and Science. He was honored with the office of president in that organization. Frequently he addressed the members on subjects pertaining to their work and took part in discussions carried on at the meetings relating to medicine and allied sciences.

Dr. Small was also honored with the presidency of the Androscoggin Medical Association and of the O. A Horr Medical Association, both of these being local. He belonged to the Maine Medical Association and to the American Medical Society, but was less active in them than in the Maine Academy.

In Bates College circles, he had many close friends, gathered around him during his college days and held in dear relations in these latter years. He has been medical advisor for many of the Divinity school students, in times of need, and they, too, feel his loss keenly. In the Bates Round Table, it chanced that he delivered a paper only a few weeks ago, just prior to his illness. At the last meeting, many spoke of the seeming impossibility of his critical illness.

A typical example of the warmth and persistency of the friendships... is evident of those of his early childhood, when he was teaching a... his college course. He was... at different times at York, at ... at Winnegance and in other... made for himself very close ties among his acquaintances.

Lewiston Evening Journal, Lewiston, Maine, April 13, 1905

Buried at:
Riverside Cemetery


Lewiston, Maine, USA

http://lplonline.org/wp-content/uploads/Riverside-Cemetery.pdf
Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine
Lot 0578
H. of Maude Harriet Ingalls/S. of Addison & Florence S. (Wilder) Small

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