William H. Small Grant County, New Mexico

William H. Small, a representative of commercial interests of Lordsburg, was born and reared in the gas belt of Indiana, his birth having occurred March 21. 1858, and came to New Mexico on the 1st of January, 1883, on which date he arrived in Lordsburg. Here he entered business life as a dealer in stationery, subsequently opening and conducting a drug store, and later embarked in general merchandise, carrying 011 that line of business from 1897 until the present time. The Eagle drug store was founded in 1885 by W. II. Small and was merged with the business of the Eagle Drug Mercantile Company in March 1807, at which time it was incorporated with W. H. Small as the chief stockholder, while John T. and James P. McCabe and S. M. Chase were also incorporators. Air. Small has conducted his commercial interests along lines of modern business activity, recognizing that the field of opportunity is limitless and that strong determination and carefully formed and executed plans are a sure and safe basis upon which to build the superstructure of success.

Mr. Small belongs to Deming Lodge No. 23. A. F. & A. M., and to Lordsburg Lodge No. 23, K. P., and is in hearty sympathy with the teachings and tenets of these organizations. His efforts have been of direct and permanent benefit in the establishment of the commercial status and the development of business conditions in Lordsburg, where for twenty-three years he has made his home.

Mr. Small was married at Fort Worth. Texas, in 1884, to Miss Sadie A. Oliver, a native of Indiana.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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