Lydia Luella Little

1883–1976 (Age 92)
Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lydia Luella

When Lydia Luella Little was born on 5 October 1883, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, her father, Gilbert Glover Little, was 27 and her mother, Kate Lorena Artz, was 19. She married Robert Nicholson Williams on 12 April 1904, in Benkelman, Dundy, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Dundy, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Haigler Township, Dundy, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 9 May 1976, in Benkelman, Dundy, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Benkelman, Dundy, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lydia Luella Little
Robert Nicholson Williams
Marriage: 12 April 1904
Cecil A Williams
Glen Williams
Inez K Williams
Orvil L Williams
Irene M Williams
Iola Joy Williams

Spouse & Children

12 April 1904
Benkelman, Dundy, Nebraska, United States


  • Cecil A Williams


  • Male1909–1989Male

  • Inez K Williams


  • Orvil L Williams


  • Irene M Williams


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Gilbert Glover Little


  • Kate Lorena Artz




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 25

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Lida L Williams in household of Robert N Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lydia L Williams in household of Robert N Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lydia L Williams in household of Robert N Williams, "United States Census, 1940"

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