Mark and Emily Ada (Grove)(Rader) Little

In 1860 Bartholomew County, Illinois, Wm. M. Little is 5, with parents Benj F. and Nancy P. Little.  Sister Sarah married W.E. Caruthers, so that's probably why the girls lived with her in 1910 St. Louis.

Dr. B.F. Little 1819-1907 and Nancy P., 1825 - are buried in Hazel Dell, Cumberland County, Illinois.


In 1880 Johnson County, Illinois, Mark Little is 25, a salesman agent, boarding with the Caruthers family.  Another boarder is Addie Rader, 22.  (one tree said Addie Grove, born 1857 in Jasper County, Illinois, married George W. Rader December 1873 in Jasper County, and that George died 1880 in Cumberland County, Illinois.)

Daughter Clara Rader is living with grandparents Lewis and Emma in 1880, married W. J. Brooks, and died Septermber 1939 in Cumberland County, buried in Hazel Dell.

William M. Little married Ada E. Rader October 18, 1881 in Vigo County, Indiana.

1985 Haxtun

LESLIE, Washington Co., 22 m. from Yuma. - newspaper COLORADO CACTUS ; Thursdays; independent; four pages; size 22x3*1; subscription 8L50; established 1888; Mark Little, editor and publisher.

Colorado Topics June 1889-?, E.H. Forbes and a Mr. Powers, founded the paper in Hyde in 1886. They sold it to Mark Little, who moved it to Burdette.  Little previously had founded the Leslie Colorado Cactus.

History of Colorado 1895:   Mark Little, who established the Colorado "Cactus" at Leslie, in Washington county. May 13th, 1888, is employed on the Sterling "Republican." He sold the "Cactus" to W. T. Michel, November 22nd, 1889, who changed the name to the Leslie "Republican." Among other papers in Logan county were the Fleming "Herald" by Reed Bros.; the Le Roy "Republican" by Mark Little; the Rockford "Times" and the Wemple "Optic," near Le Roy

 1890 Holyoke State Herald "The Leroy Republican is the latest journalistic venture in eastern Colorado. It is under the editorial management of Mr. Mark Little and if we may judge by the advertising patronage bestowed, the Republican bids fair to "live long and prosper." We wish it success and we welcome it among our exchanges."

October 1890 Mrs. Mark Little had the best hair wreath at the Logan County fair.

Hazel Nanette Little was born in Crooked Creek, Cumberland County, Illinois August 25, 1893 to William Mark Little- farmer born in Hazel Dell-and Ada Grove born in Yale, Illinois.

Alice Blanche Little was born there October 6, 1895.

In 1900 Cumberland County, Illinois, Mark Little is a printer, born May 1855, married 19 years to Addie E. Dec 1857, both born in Illinois, have Ethel April 1882, Illinois, Mary E. Dec 1888 COLORADO, Hazel Aug 1893 Illinois, and Blanch Oct 1895 Illinois.

Thanks to T.J. Browne for the scan.

In 1910 St. Louis, Missouri, Ethel, Mamie, Hazel and Blanche are all boarding at the Mary Cochran boarding house.

Mary, per one tree, married Hugh Ronald Browne in Chicago August 24, 1915, and in 1930 they're living in Detroit, where Hugh, born in Newfoundland, is a salesman for a publisher. They have Thomas, 2.

  Mary Little Browne - thanks to the O'Keefe family.

In 1930 Oakland County, Michigan, Mark is widowed, living with daughter Hazel 36 and her husband Glenn J. Reddock.

Mary M. Browne is single in 1940 Oakland County, Michigan, with Thomas P. 12 and Patricia M. 9.  In 1940 Hugh is in a rooming house in Chicago, a porter in a tavern.  He said he was married.

Her death certificate says she died in Port Charlotte, Florida, born December 13, 1888, dying May 22, 1981.

On a tombstone in Hazel Dell Cemetery, Cumberland County, Illinois, is W.M. Little - May 1, 1855 - Emily A. his wife - Dec 29, 1857 - May 18, 1909.


In 1940 Oakland County Michigan, Blanche is 44, married to Delmar R. Traver - president of a car transport company.  They have Beverly 13, born in Michigan.

In 1942 the Tennessee River traffic report said "Delmar R. Traver"  of Commercial Barge Lines returned downstream passing Kentucky dam on Dec 20 with one barge of miscellaneous freight from Guntersville to Ohio river points.

Delmar Robert Traver, per one tree, married Alice Blance Little Jun 16, 1919 in Chicago, and died June 1969 in Sarasota Florida.

September 27, 1979 Sarasota Florida

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