Lyle James Little

1915–1977 (Age 61)
Geneseo, Henry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lyle James

When Lyle James Little was born on 28 May 1915, in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois, United States, his father, Frank Little, was 35 and his mother, Elsie Edith Thorpe, was 33. He had at least 1 daughter with Ruth Annette Chapman. He lived in Jefferson Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Jasper, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 21 February 1977, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 61.

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Lyle James Little
Ruth Annette Chapman
Elizabeth Chapman

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

Age 17

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Lyle Little in household of Frank Little, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Lyle Little, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lyle J Little in household of Frank Little, "United States Census, 1920"

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