George Dewey Little

28 January 1905–27 July 1985 (Age 80)
Stockholm Township, Wright, Minnesota, United States

The Life of George Dewey

When George Dewey Little was born on 28 January 1905, in Stockholm Township, Wright, Minnesota, United States, his father, Linzy Little, was 28 and his mother, Alice C Pettit, was 30. He married Hilma Marie Aittala on 6 August 1936, in Douglas, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ashley Township, Stearns, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1940. His occupation is listed as taxi cab driver in Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota, United States. He died on 27 July 1985, in Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kinkead Cemetery, Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota, United States.

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George Dewey Little
Hilma Marie Aittala
Marriage: 6 August 1936
Shirley Mae Little

Spouse and Children

6 August 1936
Douglas, Minnesota, United States


    Shirley Mae Little


Parents and Siblings

    Linzy Little





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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 1

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gorge Little in household of Linz Little, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Little in household of Linzy Little, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Lind in household of George R Pettit, "United States Census, 1910"

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