John H Little

1843–1915 (Age 72)
Aroostook, Maine, United States

The Life of John H

When John H Little was born about 1843, in Aroostook, Maine, United States, his father, John Little, was 24 and his mother, Isabelle Moores, was 24. He had at least 1 son. He died on 15 May 1915, in Littleton, Aroostook, Maine, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Littleton, Aroostook, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Little
1819–1887
Isabelle Moores
1819–1892
Ellen Little
1842–1917
John H Little
1843–1915
George Little
1846–
Francis E Little
1843–1913
Margaret Little
1847–1918
Thomas Little
1855–

Parents & Siblings

  • John Little

    Male1819–1887Male

  • Isabelle Moores

    Female1819–1892Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 8

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
1863

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • John H Little, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • John H Little, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • John H. Little, "Find A Grave Index"

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