Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sibling Saturday - continuing with Mounsey LITTLE's Children - #2 Joseph Hudson 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]

Mounsey and Mary (Brownrigg) LITTLE's children

1-Isaac Mounsey LITTLE  1878-1918
2- Joseph Hudson LITTLE 1880-1965 [Grand Uncle]
    married: Mabel BRISTOL

    son: Kenneth William LITTLE   [first cousin once removed]
         married: Mary Louisa BOICE
         daughter: Barbara June LITTLE  [second cousin]
         son: Kenneth Elwyn LITTLE
         daughter: Mary Lucille LITTLE
         son: Joseph Mounsey LITTLE
         son: Harold Vernon LITTLE
         son: Robert Elmer LITTLE
         son: Donald Leon LITTLE

    son: Harold Munsey LITTLE  [first cousin once removed]
         married: Helen Case
         daughter: Doris Lee LITTLE  [second cousin]
         daughter: Susan Kay LITTLE

    daughter: Gladys Mary LITTLE   [first cousin once removed]
         married: Ernest C BAKER
         daughter: Jeanne Ellen BAKER  [second cousin]
              married: Donald F GRIDLEY
              daughter: Linda Lou GRIDLEY [second cousin once removed]
              son: Steven Paul GRIDLEY

    daughter: Velma May LITTLE - twin   [first cousin once removed]
         married: Cornelius Lorenz EDSAL
         son: Richard William LITTLE   [second cousin]
              married: Theresa Jean CONSALVI
         daughter: Marilyn Ruth LITTLE
               married: Gordon Lee WELCH
         son: Joseph Robert EDSAL
               married: Priscilla Ann PETITTI
         daughter: Carol Agatha EDSALL
               married: James Lynch HARVILL
         daughter: Dolores Marie EDSALL
               married: Leon Earl REYNOLDS
         daughter: Mary Alice EDSALL
               married: Louis G. GOLWAY
          son: John David EDSALL
                married: Nancy Jean COYKENDALL
          daughter: Sharon Lee EDSALL
                married: Robert HARRILCHAK
          daughter: Linda Ann EDSALL     [second cousin]
                NOT married

   daughter: Thelma Marie LITTLE - twin  [first cousin once removed]
            married: Lester E Homer
            son: Ronald Homer   [second cousin]
                 married: Marion STEDWELL

3- Jane Eliza "Jennie" LITTLE 1883- 1964
4- Burton Harry LITTLE 1893-1950  [My Grandfather]
Mabel Bristol

Joseph Hudson Little
Joseph Hudson Little & Mabel Bristol (wedding pictures)

As you can see this family is large.........  although there are only 5 children, this family really expanded. I have been privileged to know quite a number of the children and their children of Harold and Helen LITTLE. My dad was in the military so we were going back and forth across the country for many years. so I did meet a lot of these people over the years but like any youngster I did not pay much attention.
It was only in 1999 when my husband and I moved to Pennsylvania that I became interested in meeting any of them and getting to know them and while there we took lots of weekend trips for the 5 years we lived there.

Joseph & Mabel Little's children ........Kenneth, Harold, Velma, Gladys, and Thelma (Donald not born yet)

Our introduction to my mothers fathers relatives was an invitation to a LITTLE REUNION in Homer New York. We called and talked with my cousin Barb [Barbara June Little] and made arrangements to stay at her home and go over to the reunion with her. Now in small town America.......... she made us feel so at home, if she was not at home when we arrived the key is located here, come on in and make yourself at home. Keep in mind she and I have not met or talked for at least 30 years and Chuck had never met her. It was like we were gone for a summer and we were coming home. The reunion was held in the backyard and home of Barb's sister Mary. Wow what a spread, it was wonderful. We met Helen, Gladys and Thelma. Kenneth, Harold, and Velma had already passed. We met so many of the families of all 5 of Joseph Hudson Little's children. It was wonderful and everyone is so welcoming, so loving. And we have since lost Gladys and Thelma. Thelma & Velma were twins.
Back l-r: Kenneth, Barbara, Joseph, Mary and Harold,
25th anniversary for Kenneth and Mary Louisa,
with Robert and Donald in front 

Too sad a story....... unfortunate!!

I didn't know Velma but Thelma was quite a character, such a lady, just loving life. I really loved her and miss her. Gladys had lost her eye sight and understandably quiet and kept to herself. Helen and her Basket Shop was such a kick to know. She loved her shop but I think it was a way to bring people to her to socialize. Now cousin Barb has been like a sister. I love her so much. She is always open and welcoming even though her eye sight is going she reads and reads ...... she is up for new experiences and still loves to cook. You really wouldn't know that she has a hard time seeing, you just would not know it when you first meet her. NO she does not drive any more but that doesn't seem to bother her, family is important and they all take care of each other. As I said in the beginning, we spent a lot of weekends and extended weekends with Barb and family over those 5 years while living in Pennsylvania.  Really loved those years.

Barb and I have kept in touch. She and I are the family researchers for the LITTLE families..... and we are having such a great time lost in all the memories and stories.

Joseph Mounsey, Mary, Donald, Harold, Robert
sitting: Kenneth and Barbara

all 7 of Kenneth & Mary Little's children 

..........continuing with Mounsey & Mary LITTLE's children

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