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People/Characters: William Small

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How to create the perfect wife : Britain's most ineligible bachelor and his enlightened quest to train the ideal mate by Wendy Moore
The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made the Future by Jenny Uglow
Thomas Jefferson by Inc. Academic Industries
The Titanic, End of a Dream by Wyn Craig Wade

Character description

1.) William Small (13 October 1734 – 25 February 1775) was born in Carmyllie, Angus, Scotland, the son of a Presbyterian minister, James Small and his wife Lillias Scott, and younger brother to Dr Robert Small. He attended Dundee Grammar School, and Marischal College, Aberdeen where he received an MA in 1755. In 1758, he was appointed Professor of Natural Philosophy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, then one of Britain’s American colonies. The William Small Physical Laboratory, which houses the Physics department at the College of William & Mary, is named in his honor.

In 1764 Small returned to Britain, with a letter of introduction to Matthew Boulton from Benjamin Franklin. Through this connection Small was elected to the Lunar Society, a prestigious club of scientists and industrialists.

William Small in Wikipedia

2.) William McMillan Small (9 January 1870 - 15 April 1912) was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England to Thomas Small and Jane Hope, formerly of Glasgow, Scotland. He married the widowed Elizabeth Andersen, née Ridgway on 19 June 1905. She had a son by her previous marriage, then two daughters with William Small, and then his posthumous son.
Small was a leading fireman on the Titanic, and died when the ship went down. His body was never recovered.

(2017) William McMillan Small Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1659, updated 21st August 2017 04:13:01 AM)

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