John Grubbs Little

1891–1970 (Age 78)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Grubbs

When John Grubbs Little was born on 14 June 1891, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, John Grubbs Little, was 35 and his mother, Mary Belle Toof, was 33. He married Nella Fern Thomas on 30 November 1910, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 4 April 1970, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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John Grubbs Little
Nella Fern Thomas
Marriage: 30 November 1910
Mary Martha Little
William Horatio Bates Little

Spouse & Children

30 November 1910
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Grubbs Little


  • Female1857–1951Female



  • Stoner Little


  • Female1879–1963Female

  • Stephen Little


  • William Little


  • Male1891–1970Male

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World Events (8)

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 1

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a small man, or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English lȳtel, originally a diminutive of lȳt ( see Light 3).2 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ ( see Begin ).3 Translation of French Petit and Lepetit; also used as an English form of names such as Jean-Petit ‘little John’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John G Little Jr. in household of John G Little, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Little, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Little, "United States Census, 1930"

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