John Orville Litton

21 March 1889–2 August 1955 (Age 66)
Gay, Jackson, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Orville

When John Orville Litton was born on 21 March 1889, in Gay, Jackson, West Virginia, United States, his father, Alfred Litton, was 55 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Rhodes, was 38. He married Eula Gladys Carte on 12 January 1925, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Malden Magisterial District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 2 August 1955, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Jarretts Ford, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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John Orville Litton
Eula Gladys Carte
Marriage: 12 January 1925
William Robert Litton

Spouse and Children

12 January 1925
Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States


    William Robert Litton


Parents and Siblings

    Alfred Litton


    Nancy Elizabeth Rhodes




    Jeremiah Litton


    Rosa F Litton


    William Litton




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 15

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, as for example Litton Cheney in Dorset (named from Old English hlȳde ‘torrent’ (from hlūd ‘loud’, ‘roaring’) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’), or Litton in Somerset (from Old English hlid ‘slope’ or ‘gate’ + tūn), Derbyshire and North Yorkshire (both probably from Old English hlīð ‘slope’ + tūn).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John O Litton in household of William H Litton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John O Litton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John O Litton, "United States Census, 1940"

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