Lydia Ann Little

1874–1966 (Age 92)
Saltville Magisterial District, Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lydia Ann

When Lydia Ann Little was born on 7 September 1874, in Saltville Magisterial District, Washington, Virginia, United States, her father, Rev. Alexander L. Little, was 43 and her mother, Polly Ann Helton, was 36. She married Martin Luther Akers on 25 December 1888, in Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1874. She died on 5 September 1966, at the age of 91, and was buried in Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lydia Ann Little
Martin Luther Akers
Marriage: 25 December 1888
Malley Joseph Akers
Lelia Mae Akers
Ethel M Akers
Branson Alexander Akers
Thomas McKinley Akers

Spouse & Children

  • Female1874–1966Female

  • Martin Luther Akers


25 December 1888
Washington, Virginia, United States


  • Malley Joseph Akers


  • Lelia Mae Akers


  • Ethel M Akers


  • Male1898–1982Male

  • Male1900–1986Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Rev. Alexander L. Little


  • Female1837–1905Female



  • Tabitha Little


  • Joseph Little


  • Thomas F. Little


  • Lilburn Hendrix Little


  • William P Little


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 20

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 A Akers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lydia Akers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Liddey A Akers in household of Luther M Akers, "United States Census, 1900"

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