HENRY K. SMALL
The records of the Small family reveal the fact that it was represented in the state of Maine prior to the Revolutionary
war and that members of it rendered valiant service in that conflict. The earliest member of the family of whom
we have authentic knowledge was James Small His son, also James Small, was born in Cape Elizabeth, Me., in 1784.
His marriage united him with Lydia. Howard, the daughter of Amos Howard, of Lyman, Me., who was born May 2, 1852,
and died in Rumford, Me., September 17, 1837. He was a participant in the Revolutionary war. Cyrus Small was a
son of James and Lydia (Howard) Small and was born in Lisbon, Me., April 18, 1816, and he died in Caribou, that
state, in March, 1878. His wife in maidenhood was Lucy Ann Kimball, who was born February 13, 1820, and died May
22, 1848. She was the daughter of Porter and Nancy Kimball, the former born in Bradford, Mass., May 19, 1793, and
the latter was the daughter of Asa and Phebe (Foster) Kimball, of Rumford, Me.
Among the children in the family of Cyrus and Lucy Ann (Kimball) Small was Henry K. Small, born at Rumford Corner,
Me., February 10, 1847. During his boyhood the family removed from Oxford county to Aroostook county, same state,
and there he received his education. Later years found him proprietor of a hotel in that locality, but a growing
desire to come to the west and take advantage of the broader conditions led him to dispose of his hostelry. After
visiting several sections of California he located in Orange county, where soon afterward he became superintendent
and manager of the Olive Flour Mills. In 1894 removal was made to Riverside, where, until 1903, he successfully
conducted a grain ranch, assisted by his sons. Having familiarized himself with conditions governing the grain
and feed business he embarked in that venture, becoming president of the newly organized company, known as H. K.
Small R Sons, one of the thriving industries of Riverside.
The marriage of H. K. Small, May 17, 1868, united him with Emma Maria Carr, who was born at Dedham, Me., October
3, 1851, the daughter of Henry D. and Sabrina (Billington) Carr. The son of Edmund Carr, Henry D. Carr was born
February 2, 1820, at Bucksport, Me., and died February 14, 1905, at Orange, Cal. Sabrina Billington was born in
China, Me., June 12, 1828, the daughter of Asa Billington, also a native of China, Me., and Eunice (Ward) Billington,
she being a daughter of Thomas Ward, of that place also, the latter a Revolutionary soldier. Asa Billington was
a son of Job Billington. Six children, five sons and one daughter, were born of the marriage of H. K. and Emma
M. Small. The eldest, Cyrus Henry, born May 22, 1869, in Caribou, Me., died in June of the following year; Warren
Dwinel, born November 23, 1870, was married December 24, 1892, to Lutie Powers, of Oswego, N. Y.; Lucy Eveleen,
born December 23, 1872, died in October, 1873; Charles Leon, born December 1, 1874, is represented at length on
another page; Ernest Carr, born July 13, 1881, was married in Riverside, June 27, 1906, to Alice May Cundiff, of
this city; Ray Porter, born May 25, 1887, was married July 3, 1908, to Lucy Rennia Kingston, of Perris, Cal.
In whatever locality Mr. Small has made his home the community has benefited by his citizenship, this being especially
demonstrated since his residence in Riversile, where for five years he was a member of the board of utilities,
and he was also largely instrumental in getting installed the ornamental lighting system of the city. Politically
he is a Republican and has always stood firmly by the principles of his chosen party. Fraternally he is a member
of Evergreen Lodge No. 259, F. & A. M.
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912
Riverside County, CA
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