Basil Artie Little

26 May 1916–11 October 1996 (Age 80)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Basil Artie

When Basil Artie Little was born on 26 May 1916, in Mississippi, United States, his father, John McGarity Little, was 42 and his mother, Mary Brown Little, was 27. He married Bernice Harris Little on 3 July 1939, in Mississippi, United States. He lived in Beat 3, Tallahatchie, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 October 1996, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Grenada, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Basil Artie Little
Bernice Harris Little
Marriage: 3 July 1939

Spouse and Children

3 July 1939
Mississippi, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John McGarity Little


    Mary Brown Little




    John E Little



    Francis Little


    Frank Little


    Harold B. Little


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 9

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Basil Little in household of John M Little, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Basil A Little in household of John M Little, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Basil A. Little, "Find A Grave Index"

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