James Herbert Little

1897–1974 (Age 76)
Lincoln, Talladega, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Herbert

When James Herbert Little was born on 25 September 1897, in Lincoln, Talladega, Alabama, United States, his father, Jonas Lafayette Little, was 40 and his mother, Ninevah Mahulda Mcgriff, was 24. He married Ellen May Steward on 30 March 1924, in Ohatchee, Calhoun, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rural, Clarke, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 2 Phillips, Etowah, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 10 March 1974, in Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pilgrims Rest, Etowah, Alabama, United States.

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James Herbert Little
Ellen May Steward
Marriage: 30 March 1924
Doris Anita Little

Spouse & Children

30 March 1924
Ohatchee, Calhoun, Alabama, United States


  • Doris Anita Little


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 15

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • James H Little in household of J L Little, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James H Little in household of Jonas L Little, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James H Little, "United States Census, 1940"

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