John Henry Little

1870–1949 (Age 79)
Perry, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Henry

John Henry Little was born on 24 December 1870, in Perry, Tennessee, United States as the son of John T. Little and Mary Jane Stewart. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Sarah M Little. He lived in Civil District 9, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 3, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 December 1949, in Humphreys, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Humphreys, Tennessee, United States.

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John Henry Little
Sarah M Little
Mattie F. Little
Porter S Little

Spouse & Children



  • Mattie F. Little


  • Porter S Little


Parents & Siblings

  • John T. Little


  • Mary Jane Stewart




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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.

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)

  • Henry Little, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry J Little, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H Little, "United States Census, 1910"

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