William  F.  Little

          W. F. Little, an enterprising and public-spirited young citizen of this city, was born December 24, 1856.  His parents were  Robert F. and Sarah (Thrasher) Little,  who were natives of  Union and Bartholomew Counties, Indiana, respectively; the former was born September 19, 1833, and the latter the nth day of November, 1834.  Both accompanied their parents to this county, of which they continued residents until their death, she dying February 16, 1 866, and he February 28, 1874.  WiUiam F., attended the common schools of this place, working in the intervals between terms with his father, who was a merchant tailor. He became quite proficient at that trade, and served as journeyman for a number of years.     
In 1880, he embarked in the business for himself, and he has met with most gratifying success, and now enjoys a large, remunerative and constantly increasing trade.  October 4, 1882,  Miss Josephene A. Robertson  became his wife.  He and she are both members of the Christian Church.  He also belongs to Lodge No. 39, I. O. O. F.  Politically he is a Republican.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Shelbyville Sketches,"  page 502.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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