Wilber M. Small
was born July 26, 1865. He received
a common school education in the schools of Shelbyville, and at
the age of sixteen began business for himself in the confectionery
trade. He moved into his present location in March, 1887, where
he is conducting a successful business. He was married January
26, 1887, to Stella J. Pherigo, a native of this county, born March
31, 1866. She is a daughter of John W. and Esther (Spurlin)
Pherigo. Mr. Small is an Odd Fellow and Democrat.
Note: See biographical sketch of Wilber's father, Edward
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Shelbyville Sketches,"
Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 535.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming