John Henry Little

1875–1955 (Age 80)
New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Little was born on 28 February 1875, in New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States, his father, John Little, was 26 and his mother, Edna Holcomb, was 22. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Betty Elizabeth Whitecotton. He lived in Creek, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Hazlie Township, Creek, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 29 July 1955, in Bristow, Creek, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Bristow, Creek, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Little
Betty Elizabeth Whitecotton
Eda Irene Edith Little
Edith Little
Edna Little
Margaret Mae LITTLE
Clyde Little
Fred Little
Jarvis Little

Spouse & Children

  • Male1875–1955Male

  • Betty Elizabeth Whitecotton




  • Eda Irene Edith Little


  • Edith Little


  • Edna Little


  • Female1904–1981Female

  • Clyde Little


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Little


  • Edna Holcomb




  • Male1875–1955Male

  • Fannie Little


  • Fannie Little


  • Jack or Zack Little


  • Willie Little


World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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)

  • J Henry Little, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Little, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Little, "United States Census, 1920"

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