Biography of Wesley D. Little
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





WESLEY DANIEL LITTLE, mine superintendent for W. H. Wayne & Co., fire brick manufacturers in Decatur township, Clearfield county, Pa., resides within three miles of the place of his birth, on his farm of thirty acres, which lies in Decatur township. He was born in Boggs township, Clearfield county, Pa., January 31, 1873, and is a son of John and Anna (Smeal) Little.

John Little was born in Center County, Pa., near Bellefonte. He learned the carpenter's trade and followed it until within three years if his death, at the age of fifty two years, and then engaged in farming. His widow survives. Their children were born in Boggs Township, namely: Jennie, who is the wife of Matthew Waldron, of Philadelphia; Wesley Daniel; Helen, who is the widow of Harry Pierce, of Philadelphia; Sadie, who also lives in Philadelphia; John, who is engaged in the ice business in Philadelphia, married Mary Thompson; Ethel, who resides in Philadelphia; and Sylvester, who died when aged eight years.

Wesley Daniel Little attended school until he was sixteen years of age, after which he engaged in farming in the summers and worked in the mines in the winters until he was twenty two years old, at which time he accepted the position of engineer for S. B. Stine, at Osceola Mills. He continued there two years and then spent five years with the Clearfield Fire Brick Company. In 1902 he moved to Blue Ball, where he was engaged for two years in the boiler room and seven years later became superintendent of the same mine. His entire life has been passed in Clearfield County and he is known as a reliable man and well posted on every detail of the manufacture of fire brick. He owns property that he has secured through his industry and prudence and has a very comfortable home.

Mr. Little was married February 19, 1894, to Miss Ella Read, a daughter of John F. Read, of Glen Richey. Nine children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Little, namely: Gertrude, William, John Dewey, Maud, Anna, Creighton, a baby, Martha and Charles. In politics Mr. Little is a Democrat. In religious faith he is in sympathy with the views of the United Brethren church.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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