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Gilbert James Little

Gilbert James Little

Male 1874 - 1954  (80 years)

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  • Name Gilbert James Little 
    Born 14 Jun 1874  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 6 Oct 1874  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting funeral, business 
    Name James Little 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Undertaker 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Undertaker 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-61986 
    Died 11 Nov 1954  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I61986  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Thomas Little,   b. 17 Aug 1840, Lockerbie, , Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1921, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Margaret Hutton,   b. 6 Aug 1836, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1918, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 27 May 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F38382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara Ann Palmer,   b. 14 Dec 1871, , Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F26814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Gilbert James Little
    Gilbert James Little
    City of Cambridge Archives

  • Notes 
    • Described at the time of his death as the Dean of Galt's retail business section, Gilbert James Little was born in 1874 the son of Thomas Little and Margaret Hutton. When he was fifteen he joined the firm founded by his father, the T. Little and Son funeral and furniture business. He later became president of the business and was closely associated with the company's operations for sixty five years. Mr. Little died on November 11, 1954 and is buried in Mount View Cemetery.


      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

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      Dean of Galt's retail business section, Gilbert James "Pat" Little, died early this morning at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital after several weeks of illness. In his 81st year, Mr. Little was born in Galt, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Little. He spent his entire life in this city with the exception of four years in Chicago, Illinois, in early life. At the age of 15 he joined the T. Little and Son funeral and furniture business, founded by his father 87 years ago, and was associated with the firm for 65 years. He later became president and was actively associated with it until he was taken ill recently. A few years ago he became critically ill but made a remarkable recovery. Mr. Little was widely known throughout the province among morticians and furniture tradesman. In his younger days he was quite active in baseball, curling and fishing and was one of Galt's best known residents. He had a remarkable memory being able to take one back to his boyhood in Galt and name off all the merchants of those days in business on the village's main streets. A lifelong member of Central Presbyterian church, Mr. Little served on several official bodies of that congregation. He was a member of Masonic Order, Galt lodge No. 257 and Waterloo chapter No. 32. He also belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Encampment, and the Canadian Order of Foresters, Manchester lodge. Surviving besides his wife, the former Clara Palmer, is one great-niece, Dianne Lashbrook, and two great-nephews, William and Frederick Lashbrook of Galt. Friends will be received at the T. Little and Son Funeral Home, 39 Grand avenue north. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, November 13, at 2: 00 p. m. at Central Presbyterian church. Interment will be in Mount View cemetery.

      "Dean of Business Men: Highly Respected Galt Man, G. J. "Pat" Little Died Today, Galt Evening Reporter, Nov. 11, 1954.

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-6 Page 2.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 5.

    3. [S573] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - Union Presbyterian Church.
      Gilbert James Little Born 14 Jun 1874 Galt Parents Thomas Little & baptized 06 Oct 1874 Occupation: Cabinet Maker

    4. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 17 Page 22.

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Thomas Little Birth Place: Scotland Residence: Mitchell Age: 24 Father Name: Gabriel Mother Name: Rebecca Saunders Spouse Name: Maggie Hutton Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse Birth Place: Scotland Spouse residence: Dumfries Township Spouse Father Name: James Spouse Mother Name: Agnes McKay Marriage Date: 27 May 1864 Marriage County: Waterloo

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1874 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 6 Oct 1874 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Undertaker - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Undertaker - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jul 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Nov 1954 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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