Carl Custer Doolittle

12 March 1887–21 August 1954 (Age 67)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Carl Custer

When Carl Custer Doolittle was born on 12 March 1887, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Jay Willard Doolittle, was 27 and his mother, Josephine Harvey, was 30. He married Laura Bell Foster on 31 March 1908, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Polk, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 21 August 1954, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Carl Custer Doolittle
Laura Bell Foster
Marriage: 31 March 1908
Floyd Calvin Doolittle
Margaret Helen Doolittle
Edward Carl Doolittle
Martha Lorraine Doolittle
Ruth Faye Doolittle
Doris Marion Doolittle
Mary Evelyn Doolittle
Laura B Doolittle

Spouse and Children

31 March 1908
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jay Willard Doolittle


    Josephine Harvey




    Burt C Doolittle


    Henry Calvin Doolittle



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a lazy man, from Middle English do ‘do’ + little ‘little’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Carl Doolittle in household of Willard Doolittle, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Carol Doolittle in household of D E Callison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Carl C Doolittle, "United States Census, 1930"

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