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Frances E. Little
Obituary Notice of Mrs. Frances E. Little, Who Died in Hospital At Sioux City
The funeral of Mrs. Frances E. Little took place at two o'clock Sunday afternoon from her late home, three miles southeast of Tolono. The services were conducted by Rev. W.W. Wilson, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and a large number of sorrowing friends were in attendance. At the conclusion of the services the remains were tenderly laid to rest on the family lot in Ash Grove cemetery. Among the relatives in attendance at the funeral were:
E.P. Little and family, Champaign; Mrs. M.E. Lawton, Worthington, Minnesota; Mrs. Addie Blair, Marseilles, Illinois; Mrs. C.W. Forrest, Norwalk, Connecticut; L.A. Little and family, Tolono; William Schwartz and wife, South Bend, Indiana.
Frances Elizabeth Basford, was born February 25, 1831, in the town of Waterbury, Va. When two years old, she with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Basford, moved to New York state and two years later to the state of Michigan. When she was eight years old they moved to Illinois, which state had been her home eve since, she having lived in several localities. At the age of ten she was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church in the city of Rockford. Afterward she and her parents moved to LaSalle county. At the age of 20, in the year 1850, she was married to Mr. John Little at Lowell, Ill. In 1857 she joined the Congregation church at Tonica, Ill., being one of the charter members of that church. Nine children were born to her and her husband; four died in infancy and five are living. Those living are: Mrs. Addie A. Blair of Marseilles, Illinois; Mr. Egbert P. Little, of Champaign; Mr. Leslie A. Little, of Tolono, Illinois; Mrs. Luella Lawton, of Worthington, Minnesota; and Mrs. Charles W. DeForrest, of Norwalk, Connecticut. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In the fall of 1868 they moved to Tolono which place had been her home ever since. At Tolono she united with the Presbyterian church and ever after remained a faithful and loyal member. Her husband died April 8, 1899. Since that time she has kept her home here in Tolono, but has lived most of the time with her children until her death, which occurred in St. Joseph hospital, Sioux City, Ia., following a very serious operation. She passed away at eight o'clock the morning of November 9, 1911, aged eighty years, eight months and fourteen days.
Her daughter, Mrs. Luella Lawton, of Worthington, and her son, E.P. Little, of Champaign, Ill., were with her until the last.
[Thursday, November 30, 1911, Worthington Globe, Worthington Mn - Submitted by Gary Boomgaarden]


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