Gilbert C. Small Jr.1,2

M, (21 March 1917 - 13 March 2005)
     Gilbert C. Small Jr. was born on 21 March 1917 at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3 He was the son of Gilbert C. Small and Christine Schoff.1 Gilbert C. Small Jr. married, at age 24, Marylen Hill, age 22 on Saturday, 28 February 1942 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,3,4 Gilbert C. Small Jr. died on 13 March 2005 at Emerson Hospital, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 87 years, 11 months and 20 days.1,2,3
     He appeared on the census of 14 January 1920 in the household of Gilbert C. Small and Christine Schoff at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Gilbert C. Small Jr. graduated in 1938 from Dartmouth University, located in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, receiving a bachelor's degree.3 He graduated in 1940 Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, receiving a master's degree.3 As of between 1942 and 1945, Gilbert C. Small Jr. was known as Major professionally.3 He was in military service with the United States Marine Corps between 1942 and 1945 as a forward observer with the 1st Marine Division Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, United Kingdom.3,4 He was graduated in 1949 from Harvard University, located in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3 He retired in 1987. His obituary was published on 15 March 2005 in the The Boston Globe, printed in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. His obituary stated:

     SMALL, Dr. Gilbert Jr. - Of Wayland, a retired staff analyst in the Office for Information Technology of Harvard University and a former organic chemist, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 in Emerson Hospital, Concord. He was 87 years old.

     Dr. Small was born in Belmont, MA and lived in Wayland from the age of two. He attended Dartmouth University where he received a bachelor's degree in 1938 and a master's degree in 1940. In 1949 he graduated from Harvard University with a doctorate in organic chemistry.

     During World War II, he was a Major in the US Marine Corps. As a member of the 1st Marine Division, he was a forward observer during the first American offensive of the war at Guadalcanal.

     Dr. Small was employed as an organic chemistry researcher throughout the 50's and 60's at Cryovac Corporation in Woburn, Ludlow Corporation in Needham and Weyerhauser Company in Fitchburg. In 1969, he was hired by Harvard University as a systems analyst in the computing center. He retired in 1987.

     He leaves his wife, Marylen; two sons, Bradford of Austin, TX and Jonathan of Middletown, RI; a daughter, Gretchen of Ontario, Canada and four grandchildren.

     Services will be on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 2:00 pm at the First Parish Unitarian Church, corners Route 20 and Route 27, Wayland centre. Arrangements under the direction of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland.3
According to the Social Security Administrations Death Index Gilbert's last known residence was Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2
Last Edited=22 May 2020


  1. [S707] Jon Small, Middletown, Rhode Island, USA [e-address for private use,] to Kevin L. Sholder, e-mail, 19 October 2005, "Regina Dorothea Scholderer," Sholder Research Files; privately held by Kevin Leonard Sholder, [(e-address) & street address for private use),] Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  2. [S684] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at <> (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, September 2005 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. GILBERT SMALL, birth listed as 21 Mar 1917, died listed as 13 Mar 2005 (V), issued in the State of Massachusetts. Last residence Wayland, Middlesex, MA, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 21 Oct 2005.
  3. [S710] Dr. Gilbert Small, Jr. obituary, The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, 15 March 2005. Original obituary available in print or online for 30 days from publication at: Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  4. [S1005] "Small, Marylen "Posie" (Hill) obituary," The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 11 June 2006; NewsBank subscription database (, America's Obituaries & Death Notices by NewsBank, Record No. 69TF0100. Accessed 18 November 2006.
  5. [S709] Jon Small, Middletown, Rhode Island, USA [e-address for private use,] to Kevin L. Sholder, e-mail, 21 October 2005, "Philipp Jacobus descendants," Sholder Research Files; privately held by Kevin Leonard Sholder, [(e-address) & street address for private use),] Dayton, Ohio, USA.