Lydia Mae Little

1904–1995 (Age 91)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lydia Mae

When Lydia Mae Little was born on 5 May 1904, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Elijah Mansfield Little, was 25 and her mother, Anna Arnetta Little, was 23. She lived in Waccamaw, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Waccamaw Township, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 25 October 1995, at the age of 91.

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 14

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Lydia M Little in household of E Maner Little, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lydia W Little in household of Elijah M Little, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lydia M Little in household of Elijah M Little, "United States Census, 1930"

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