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Lorenzo Jackson Little (1916)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 10/30/2017 at 08:44:30

Tingley Vindicator
Tingley, Iowa
Thursday, February 17, 1916
Page 3, Columns 1 & 2

Lorenza Jackson Little was born in Hancock county, Ill., Jan. 7, 1854, and passed away at his home in Tingley, Iowa, Feb. 11, 1916, being 62 years, 1 month and 14 days of age.

At the age of 19 he began teaching in Hancock county, Ill., and followed that profession for 25 years. He was superintendent of the Nauvoo, Ill., schools for several years, coming from there to St. Charles, Iowa, in 1892, where he had charge of the schools for five years, going from there to Macksburg for one year in their schools. He came to Tingley in the fall of 1898 where he was in charge of the schools for two years. He resigned at the end of that time and until his first illness last spring has been engaged in soliciting insurance. He received the degree of A. M. upon entering school work and later the degree of Ph. D. from the Chicago University.

He was married to Miss Ernestina Hohl at Sonora, Ill., on Oct. 20, 1878. To this union were born nine children—Mrs. Augusta Hunter, Macskburg; Lee J. Little, Leon; Mrs. Mabel Lillard, Macksburg; Lester Little, Clearfield; Miss Jennie Little, Tingley; Mrs. Fern Hudson, Chicago; Weda Little, Macksburg; Lloyd and Milo Little, Tingley—all are grown to manhood and womanhood and these and their loving mother all survive him. He was ever a kind, loving husband and father.

He was the second of a family of six, two of whom preceded him in death. He leaves a brother, Charles E. of Illinois, and two sisters, Jennie V. of Hamilton, Ill., and Emma May Hall of Alabama.

He withstood his suffering with a patience beyond expression, never once giving up the hope that he should live. His mind was clear at all times until the last. He died as he had lived, at peace with all.

In early life he united with the Christian church. He brought his membership to the Tingley class in the summer of 1898. He served as superintendent of the Sunday School and also as teacher for several years and was quite active in the work of the Epworth League until ten years ago.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday, Feb. 13, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Peter Parker. Music was furnished by a male quartette composed of Messrs. D. A. Hawk, J. L. Sheesley, Jas. L. McCrory and W. E. Burliegh. Interment was made in the Tingley cemetery.

Transcriber’s note: Obituary says Lorenza which is a typo. Gravestone says Lorenzo.

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