Earl Rutherford Littleton

28 September 1876–10 August 1954 (Age 77)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Earl Rutherford

When Earl Rutherford Littleton was born on 28 September 1876, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Carter Littleton, was 24 and his mother, Olivia Burton, was 18. He married Lucy Ione Brader on 20 September 1914, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Taylor Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 10 August 1954, at the age of 77, and was buried in Brentwood, Prince George's, Maryland, United States.

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Earl Rutherford Littleton
Lucy Ione Brader
Marriage: 20 September 1914
Alice Brader Littleton
Grace Brader Littleton

Spouse and Children

20 September 1914
Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Carter Littleton


    Olivia Burton




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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

English: habitational name from any of various places, mostly in southwestern England, named in Old English as ‘small settlement’, from lȳtel ‘small’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Earl Littleton in household of Emily Littleton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Earl Rutherford Littleton, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Earl Littleton in entry for James Wm Beckert and Alice Littleton, "Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954"

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