James Harrison Little

1878–1959 (Age 81)
Shelby, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Harrison

When James Harrison Little was born on 6 May 1878, in Shelby, Alabama, United States, his father, James Monroe Little, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Comfort Ingram, was 26. He had at least 2 daughters with Mary Elizabeth Watson. He lived in Beat 4, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 1, Leon, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 26 December 1959, in Teague, Freestone, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Freestone, Freestone, Texas, United States.

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James Harrison Little
Mary Elizabeth Watson
Lillie M Little
Unknown Little

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  • Unknown Little


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • J Little in household of J M Little, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James H Little in household of James M Little, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James H Little in entry for Unknown, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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