James Herman Little

1905–1989 (Age 84)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Herman

When James Herman Little was born on 27 January 1905, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, James Edward Little, was 36 and his mother, Annie Byrd Tinsley, was 22. He married Mary Myrtle Hall in 1928, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Campbell, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Big Lick Magisterial District, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 28 December 1989, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Botetourt, Virginia, United States.

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James Herman Little
Mary Myrtle Hall
Marriage: 1928
Richard Herman Little

Spouse & Children

Bedford, Virginia, United States


  • Richard Herman Little


Parents & Siblings

  • James Edward Little


  • Female1882–1976Female



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 12

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Herman Little in household of James E Little, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herman J Little, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Herman Little in entry for Richard Herman Little and Ruby Irene Davis Smith, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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