John Grant Little

1892–1946 (Age 53)
Manhattan, New York, New York, USA

The Life of John Grant

When John Grant Little was born on 4 September 1892, his father, John Henry Little, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Whitton, was 31. He married Ethel May Jackson on 26 November 1919, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. He lived in Lynbrook, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States in 1930 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1946. He died on 6 July 1946, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in New York, United States.

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John Grant Little
Ethel May Jackson
Marriage: 26 November 1919

Spouse & Children

  • Male1892–1946Male

  • Ethel May Jackson


26 November 1919
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John Henry Little


  • Elizabeth Whitton




  • George Heyman Little


  • Lillian Little


  • Hannah Little


  • Helen Little


  • Henry Little


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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 15

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Little in household of John Henry Little, "New York, State Census, 1905"
  • John Little in household of John H Little, "United States Census, 1900"

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