Gordon Small's Family & Genealogy

Mary A.
(Abt 1890-)
Eileen Marie DUNN


Family Links

1. Shamus "James" DUNN & Mary A.
2. Gail GORDON & Mary A.


Benjamin Richard SCHMALZ

Eileen Marie DUNN 2
  • Born: May 14, 1916, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
  • Marriage: Benjamin Richard SCHMALZ on January 11, 1936 1
  • Died: December 25, 1997, Katy, Harris, Texas, USA at age 81 3 4

bullet   Another name for Eileen was Eileen GORDON.


bullet  General Notes:

Eileen's mother's first husband, Shamus Dunn, was Eileens natural father. Gail Gordon married Eileen's mother when Eileen was seven years old and he died when Eileen was fourteen years old from swimming in contaminated water. She always talked of Gail Gordon as her "Daddy".

In 1930 Eileen M. Gordon, age 13 was living in Cleveland with her mother Mary W. Gordon, age 40, who was a waitress. Mary was born in Pennsylvania. Mary's father was born in New York and her mother was born in England. Eileen's father (Gail Gordon) was born in Virginia.


bullet  Noted Events In her Life:

  • Name Change: The Benjamin SCHMALZ family name was changed from SCHMALZ to SMALL, September 3, 1955.
  • Census, April 4, 1930, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio - District 151. picture

    The following Gordon family members are listed on this page:
    Mary W. Gordon, Head, Age 40
    Eileen M. , Daughter, Age 13


Eileen married Benjamin Richard SCHMALZ, son of Conrad Charles SCHMALZ and Nettie Christine URNESS, on January 11, 1936.1 (Benjamin Richard SCHMALZ was born on March 24, 1917 and died on February 11, 2000 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA 5 6.)



  1. Email,
    Taken from an email sent by Marilyn Small:
    They were married on January 11, 1936. My mother died on December 25, 1997 and my father died on February 11, 2000.
  2. Email from Marilyn (Small) Sike.
  3. Texas Deaths 1964 - 1998,
    Name: Eileen Marie Small Death Date: 25 December 1997 Death County: FORT BEND Gender: F.
  4. Social Security Death Index,
    Name: Eileen M. Small SSN: 282-26-3869 Last Residence: 77494 Katy, Harris, Texas, United States of America Born: 14 May 1916 Died: 25 Dec 1997 State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951 ).
  5. Social Security Death Index,
    Name: B. R. Small SSN: 283-07-5274 Last Residence: 77080 Houston, Harris, Texas, United States of America Born: 24 Mar 1917 Died: 11 Feb 2000 State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951 ).
  6. Obituary, Richard G. Small
    Funeral services for Richard G. Small, 68, of Kirtland Hills, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mentor Schools Fine Arts Center, 6477 Center St., in Mentor. Mr. Small died Oct. 17, 2005, at Euclid Hospital in Euclid. Born Sept. 23, 1937, in Euclid, he had lived in Mentor before moving to Kirtland Hills 15 years ago. He was a member of Madison Country Club in Madison and Bay Hill Country Club in Orlando, Fla. He also loved golf, travel and dance. Mr. Small was the founder of Cleveland Construction Incorporated in Mentor, which he founded in 1980. Survivors are his sons, Mark (Monica) Small of Gates Mills, Timothy Small of Kirtland Hills, Jon (Polly) Small of Kirtland Hills and James (Chris) Small of Kirtland Hills; grandchildren, James, Nicholas, Samantha, Brittany, Riley and Cooper Small; sisters, Marilyn Sike of Houston, Texas and Kathleen (Tony) Gonzalas of Little Rock, Ark; nephews, David (Gordana) Sike and Daniel Sike; and niece, Tracy (Bob) Bailey. He also leaves his former wife, Donna Small of Mentor. His parents, Benjamin and Eileen Small, are deceased. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Brunner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 8466 Mentor Ave., in Mentor. Burial will be in Whitehaven Memorial Park in Mayfield Village. The family suggests contributions be made to the Richard G. Small Memorial Trust Fund, c/o Michael Minotti, 6685 Beta Dr., Mayfield Village 44143.