Monday, February 9, 2015

Motivation Monday - continuing with Mounsey LITTLE's Children - #4 Burton Harry Little

continuing ........ 

             "LITTLE'S" are my Mothers Fathers line
Isaac (1806-1863) & Jane (Mounsey) (1812-1867) LITTLE   [2nd Great Grandparents ]

Mary LITTLE (1831- ?) -          [Great Grand Aunt]
John LITTLE (1832-1861)         [Great Grand Uncle]
Anne LITTLE (1835-?)              [Great Grand Aunt]
William LITTLE (1837-1843)     [Great Grand Uncle]
Isaac LITTLE (1840-?)               [Great Grand Uncle]
HUDSON LITTLE 1843-1934) [Great Grand Uncle]
Jane Eliza LITTLE 1846-1867)   [Great Grand Aunt]
James LITTLE 1849-1855)        [Great Grand Uncle]
Mounsey LITTLE (1851-1940) ...........[My Great Grandfather]
Joseph LITTLE (1852-1932)     [Great Grand Uncle]

AND now Mounsey and Mary (Brownrigg) LITTLE's last child and my grandfather........ 

Isaac Mounsey LITTLE  1878-1918
Joseph Hudson LITTLE 1880-1965
Jane Eliza "Jennie" LITTLE 1883- 1964

Burton Harry LITTLE 1893-1950  [My Grandfather]
      married: Emma May BRISTOL divorced & married Jeannetta Slater w/ one son Burton Mounsey Jr.
      daughter: Mary Jane LITTLE
           married: John Patterson GARDNER Jr. [My Parents]
           two children

Well here I finally am with my Grandfather, ,my mothers father- he is the last of Mounsey & Mary Little's children. He is the last child and third son. As of this moment, I can not find any family connection to his first and middle name. I see a few Harolds but no Burton. Where did his name come from? All the other sons and daughter have family names attached but not Burton.

This was my mothers father who married Emma May Bristol in 1911 in Cortland New York.  They were together till April 1920 when my mothers was born.Not sure when it began but both her father and her mother had an affair.........  pretty serious affairs as they divorced and remarried those same people and lived happily ever after. Burton had custody of my mother but didn't know how to care for her so he made arrangements with his BIL Joseph Little and his wife and Burton's sister Jennie Little to care for her. And so they did. My mother did not have any contact with her mother for at least 30-40 years, not that her mother didn't try to make contact.. She loved her father like most daughter's do and visited him every chance she could. Eventually my mother and her mother Emma got together - I believe it was after her father passed in 1950.

Burton remarried the lady he was seeing while he was married to Emma. Her name was Jeannetta Slater. They had one child - a son named Burton Mounsey Little - a half brother of my mother. He passed away in 1973- not even 50 years old.

I have located the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 & 1940 US census.
He lived with his parents in Dryden, NY, married and moved to Cuba NY- Burton was a bookkeeper for Millin Co, Flour Mill Co. and last Phelps & Sibley Co.

I found his World War I draft card....... he never served in the military. Unfortunately you can not read all of it.. but it tells me he has blue eyes and light brown hair and he was 25 years old

   Burton H Little, active in Cuba civic affairs and for over 30 years associated with Phelps and Sibley Co, died at the Cuba Memorial Hospital Monday, following an illness of four months.
   Mr Little began his work at Phelps and Sibley on Sept 29 1919. In Jan 1943 he was elected director and treasurer of the company, which positions he held at the time of his death.
   He was clerk of the Cuba central school board of education for many years, trustee of the Cuba Presbyterian Church, a member of Cuba Lodge # 306, F&AM [free and accepted masons] and committee treasurer of the Boy Scouts.
   Mr Little was born at Dryden on April 29, 1892, son of Mounsey and Mary Brownrigg Little.
   Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Little, one daughter, Mrs Mary Jane Gardner of Erlangen Germany; one son, Burton M Little, United States Army Air force stationed at Sheppard Air Force base, Wichita Falls Texas; a sister, Mrs Joseph W Little, and a brother Joseph H Little, both Dryden; two grandchildren, Sandra Lee and Robert Gardner.

   Funeral Services will be held this afternoon, Thursday, at two o'clock. The Rev Irving Beal will officiate, and burial will be made in Cuba Cemetery.
Burton Harry Littles daughter Mary Jane Little and her hnsband John P Gardner Jr [my parents]
1985 traveling.....    
..........and this ENDS Mounsey & Mary LITTLE's children
.....and their children Sandra and Robert probably late 1949/early1950

1941 Burton Mounsey Little Jr.
Boy Scouts

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