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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Jessie Daniel Littrell: married September 1, 1931

Jessie Daniel8 Littrell (John Daniel7, Timmons Seburn6 Literal, Eli Franklin5, Rodhom4, Robert3 Luttrell, Richard2 Lutterell, James1 Lotterell) was born September 08, 1910 in Loretto, TN., and died January 21, 1963 in St. Louis, MO. He married Viola Mae Johns (#411) September 01, 1931 in Loretto, TN., daughter of William Johns and John Bivens (and the widow of John Simbeck). She was born November 09, 1909 in Lawrence Co., TN., and died October 13, 1970 in St. Louis, MO.
Children of Jessie Littrell and Viola Johns are:

i. Teresia Beatrice9 Littrell,
ii. Jessie Dolan9 Littrell,
iii. Willa Dean9 Littrell,
iv. Mary Christine9 Littrell,

v. Ronald Lyvonne9 Littrell,
vi. Otis Carl9 Littrell, born August 15, 1942 in Loretto, TN.; died January 18, 1945 in East Prairie, MO.
vii. Malcolm “Mike” Gene Littrell,
viii. Gary Russell9 Littrell,
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Jesse Daniel & Viola Mae (Johns-Simbeck) Littrell

1930, TN., Lawrence Co., Census w/family Sheet 12A/B:
1930 Census V Simbecks parents In the 1930 Census for Lawrence County, Tennessee Viola Johns Simbeck is living in the household of her father-in-law (line 44, Henry J. Simbeck) following the death of her husband, John. Listed/continued on the next page of the census are Viola (Johns) Simbeck and her two children, Geneva, and James (Bud) Simbeck, lines51, 52 and 53.
1930 Census Viola Johns Simbeck .Under “Relationships” (col. 6) Viola is listed as Daughter-in-Law and Bud and Geneva as grandchildren indicating they are living in the household of Henry (Head-of-Household)
Viola would eventually remarry to Jessie Daniel Littrell, the oldest son of John & Kizzie Littrell. Sheet 12A/Sheet 12B Families of Loretto, TN Area:1930~gdl2002

Family Dates For September:

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September 1st, 1931:  Jesse Littrell married Viola Mae Simbeck.
September 2nd, 1988: Krista Catherine White          
September 3rd, 1966: Sharon Denise Cook White    
September 8th, 1910: Jesse Littrell was born.
September 15th, 1934: Onene Littrell married Bert Curtis.
September 22nd, 1938: Bertha Ann Littrell married Lindsey Prior ‘Bordie’ Thurman.
September 23rd, 1933: J. Fred Johnston is born.
September 24th, 1927: O. Imogene ‘Gene’ Hampton born.
September 24th, 1988: Lindsey Prior ‘Bordie’ Thurman died.
September 25th, 1940: Rex Littrell born.
September 29th, 1941: Bertha May Johnston died.
We will try to provide specific information on the Events Calendar, and this webpage (and on Facebook) one or two days before the anniversary date.
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Purple Heart Day:

During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers. Purple Heart Day on August 7 commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit, the Purple Heart and honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Created by General George Washington in 1782 to be presented to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action”, the decoration was a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk bound with a thin edge of silver and the word Merit embroidered in silver across the face.Image result for National Purple Heart Day

It is unknown who designed the Badge of Merit. It is also unknown how many soldiers may have received the honor symbolizing the courage and devotion of an American Patriot.

Until Washington’s 200th birthday, the Purple Heart remained a Revolutionary War footnote. Through the efforts of General Douglas MacArthur, the U.S. War Department created the Order of the Purple Heart. Today the medal bears a bust of George Washington and his coat of arms.

JD Littrell, Naval Veteran of World War II, recieved 3 Purple Hearts in Korea as part of the 2nd Infantry Division. Following is the story of his third Purple Heart:


The above information is from: Military Role Call: The Littrell Family of Mississippi County, Missouri, The Littrell Family Journals Volume IV. (click here)
Littrell Family Veterans Video


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