James Herman Little

1895–1991 (Age 95)
Newark, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of James Herman

When James Herman Little was born on 20 December 1895, in Newark, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, William Little, was 35 and his mother, Ida May Moore, was 41. He married Helen Jeanette Bohannan on 9 March 1927, in Alameda, California, United States. He died on 27 February 1991, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 95.

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James Herman Little
Helen Jeanette Bohannan
Marriage: 9 March 1927

Spouse & Children

9 March 1927
Alameda, California, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1860–1951Male

  • Ida May Moore




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 25

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • James H Little, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James H Little, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herman Little in household of William Little, "United States Census, 1910"

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