William Martin Littlefield

10 November 1852–28 October 1930 (Age 78)
Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, United States

The Life of William Martin

When William Martin Littlefield was born on 10 November 1852, in Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, United States, his father, Oliver Hazard Perry Littlefield, was 36 and his mother, Frances Neal, was 36. He married Susan Elizabeth Dawes on 18 December 1879, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Comanche, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 October 1930, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sipe Springs, Comanche, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Martin Littlefield
Susan Elizabeth Dawes
Marriage: 18 December 1879
Jessie Morris Littlefield
Thomas Philip Littlefield
Rosa Levina Littlefield
Lillie Lou Littlefield
Martie Ellen Littlefield
Charles Elmore Littlefield
Arthur Littlefield
Ray Grady Littlefield
Buna Mae Littlefield

Spouse and Children

18 December 1879
Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 9

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places named Littlefield, for example in Surrey and Berkshire, from Old English lȳtel ‘little’ + feld ‘open country’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William N Littlefield, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Littlefield, "United States Census, 1900"
  • W M Littlefield in entry for Thomas Phillip Littlefield, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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