Lester Little

6 March 1878–28 November 1976 (Age 98)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Lester

When Lester Little was born on 6 March 1878, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Andrew Little, was 35 and his mother, Mary M Lawrence, was 23. He married Alice Sampson on 8 January 1919, in Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Rock Creek Township, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 28 November 1976, in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Custer, Nebraska, United States.

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Lester Little
Alice Sampson
Marriage: 8 January 1919
Helen Marie Little
Goldie Louise Little
John Lester Little

Spouse and Children

8 January 1919
Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Andrew Little


    Mary M Lawrence




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 26

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Lester Little, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester Little in household of John A Little, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lester Little, "United States Census, 1930"

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