"LITTLE'S" are my Mothers Fathers line
Isaac (1806-1863) & Jane (Mounsey) (1812-1867) LITTLE [2nd Great Grandparents ]
Siblings of Hudson's.........
doneMary LITTLE (1831- ?) - [Great Grand Aunt]
doneJohn LITTLE (1832-1861) [Great Grand Uncle]
doneAnne LITTLE (1835-?) [Great Grand Aunt]
doneWilliam LITTLE (1837-1843) [Great Grand Uncle]
doneIsaac LITTLE (1840-?) [Great Grand Uncle]
doneHUDSON LITTLE 1843-1934) [Great Grand Uncle]
doneJane Eliza LITTLE 1846-1867) [Great Grand Aunt]
doneJames LITTLE 1849-1855) [Great Grand Uncle]
Mounsey LITTLE (1851-1940) ...........[My Great Grandfather]
Joseph LITTLE (1852-1932) [Great Grand Uncle]
There was certainly quite a number of obituary's written on his life......... (and I am very greatful!!) You will notice that all are from unknown source and date ......... this is material my mother had - you know how people cut out articles and events from the newspapers and 'glued' them into their scrapbooks, but without a Newspaper name or date......... I will find them someday soon I hope so I will have the whole package.............. but for now this is what I have.....
#1 OBITUARY/ unk source;date......... (d: 12 Jul 1940) "Mounsey Little Dies at Dryden"
....... native of England expires at age of 89 years...........
Mounsey Little, 89, died early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs Jennie Little of South Street, Dryden. Mr Little who was one the oldest and most highly respected citizens of the town of Dryden had been in failing health for several months prior to his death.
He was born at Bassenthwaite, England, the son of Isaac Little and Jane Mounsey Little, and came to this country in 1872. He settled in Tompkins County, where he was engaged in farming and in the raising of cattle for meat.
He married Miss Mary Brownrigg of this vicinity who had also come to America from England. Mrs Little's death occurred about 10 years ago.
Mr Little was a member of the Dryden Presbyterian Church, the Dryden I.O.O.F Lodge, and a charter member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Near surviving relatives include one daughter, Mrs Jennie Little; two sons, JH Little of Dryden and BH Little of Cuba NY; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 from the home of Mrs Little in South Street with the Rev Fenton Crutchley officiating. Burial will be made in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.
#2 OBITUARY ........... (12 Jul 1940) unknown source/date
"Mounsey Little, 89, Passes at Dryden"
Dryden July 18 - Mounsey Little, 89, died Friday morning after failing health for a few years past. Mr Little came to Dryden in 1872 from Cumberland County in the north of England, and has lived here since; first for 17 years in the Southworth house on North Street, and since then on his farm just south of village.
'WELL KNOWN BUSINESS MAN'
He had been engaged in farming, cattle raising and as a meat dealer for 65 years. he conducted his meat market for 40 years and retired shortly before World War.
Mr Little was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Clover Rebekah Lodge, and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2pm with the Rev Fenton E Crutchly officiating at the home of Mr Little's daughter, Mrs Jennie Little, where he had lived for some years past. Burial was in Willow Glen Cemetery.
Mr Little is survived b his daughter, Mrs Jennie Little, two sons, Joe H Little of Dryden and Burton H Little of Cuba; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
#3 OBITUARY ............. (d: 12 Jul 1940) .. no source/ date
" 2 more of Dryden's Business Men Succomb"
DRYDEN -- CD Williams .... etc etc etc and MOUNSEY LITTLE (w/pictures) .
Mounsey Little, 89, one of the oldest residents of Dryden, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Jennie Little, South Street, Dryden, early Friday morning, July 12, after an illness of several months.
Mr Little came to Dryden from England in 1872. He married the late Mrs Mary Little of Tompkins County soon after his arrival. He has been a cattle raiser, a meat dealer, and farmer for the past 65 years. Mr Little was a charter member of Clover Rebekah Lodge, Dryden, a member of the Dryden Presbyterian Church and Dryden Odd Fellows Lodge.
Besides his daughter, Mrs Little, at whose home he died, he is survived by two sons, JH Little of Dryden, BH Little of Cuba; nine grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2pm Sunday at Mrs Little's home the Rev Fenton E Crutchley, pastor of the Dryden Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in Willow Glen Cemetery. EM Perkins had charge of funeral arrangements.
#4 OBITUARY ..............(d:12 Jul 1940) no source/date
"MOUNSEY LITTLE, 89, CATTLE RAISER, DEAD"
ITHACA......... Last rites for Mounsey Little, 89, one of Dryden's oldest residents, will be conducted at 2pm Sunday by Rev Fenton E Crutchley at the home of a daughter, Mrs Jennie Little, South St, Dryden, where he died Friday morning. Burial will be in Willow Glen Cemetery.
Mr Little, who came to Dryden from England in 1872, had been a cattle raiser, meat dealer and farmer for 65 years in this area. He was a charter member of Clover Rebekah Lodge and was affiliated with Dryden IOOF and Dryden Presbyterian Church.
Surviving besides Mrs Little, are two sons, JH Little of Dryden and BH Little of Cuba, and nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren
Gosh obituary's can be such great resource for information and I would say these are great. So much information ....... I do need to find out which newspaper they were in and the dates/page ........ don't know if SLC Library has the Dryden, Ithaca, Homer, Cortland newspapers. It maybe that they have not been digitized yet. So if that is the case I can travel there someday and search myself or ask someone else to do it for me. It is on my To-do list........... but not a high priority at this point.