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Monday, October 28, 2019

Veteran Day Dedications: 2019

Veterans Memorial – East Prairie Missouri
As is our annual tradition we will be posting dedications honoring our family's veterans by recognizing their service. Beginning today, and continuing through mid-November, we will post at least one article a day commemorating a family member who served in the military whether in war or times of peace. We will post more than one a day on many days. Feel free to post your own service pictures, letters and memorials, here in the Littrell Family [Facebook] Group page.
  • To view these daily post go to the family’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/littrellfamily.net/) or to view the post directly use the Table of Contents (in the right-hand column) and make your selections in the “Military Roll Call Section”.
These commemorations will be based on, but not limited to, the 35 family Veterans commemorated in the book “The Littrell Family Journals Volume III: Military Roll Call”.
The Veteran dedications will be listed in groups by the era in which they served.
If you have information on a family Veteran who is not mentioned in the book, or additional information please provide that information (pictures, stories, newspaper clipping, memorials, etc.,) to me at the reunion, or via the email or postal address below
Please, the commemorations we are talking about are not just for blood-line descendants... they can include spouses too.
GlennDL
indianaglenn@gmail.com
PO BOX 20794
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA
46220-0794

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Viola Mae Johns~Simbeck~Littrell: died October 13, 1970

reposted from Oct. 2016

Viola Mae Johns (#411) September 01, 1931 in Loretto, TN., daughter of William Johns and John Bivens. She married John Simbeck. Widowed, she then married Jessie Littrell  She was born November 09, 1909 in Lawrence Co., TN., and died October 13, 1970 in St. Louis, MO.

Children of John Simbeck and Viola Johns are:

i. Geneva6 Simbeck,
ii. James Edward6 “Bud” Simbeck,

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. Malcolm9 “Mike” Gene Littrell,
viii. Gary Russell9 Littrell,

Jesse Daniel & Viola Littrell Family

Bud & Geneva Simbeck

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First Cousins: The Last Generation?

reposted October 13, 2019

WHO ARE THE 1st COUSINS? GDL-2011 (17)

Jesse Daniel Littrell Family:GRL-12 (23)

Gary Russell, Mike (Malcolm) Gene, Jesse Dolan, Ronald Lyvonne

2002 TSL Reunion (16)Christine
Mary Christine
Willa Dean Littrell Brown
Willa Dean
Jesse Daniel & Viola Littrell Family
Bud & Geneva

not pictured: Teresia Beatrice & Otis Carl

Verily Viola “Sis” Littrell Johnston Family:OLC-11d (1)Mable Lurene & Verily BerniceLJO-1d (2)crpdJ. Fred








More 1st Cousins photos



Living First Cousins (22)

W. Dean Littrell, Gary R. Littrell, J. Fred Littrell, M. Lurene Johnston, Martha Rae Curtis, Bill Davis, J. Darlene Thurman, Ann M. Thurman, Mike (Malcolm) G. Littrell, Mary Catherine Littrell, Sheila D. Littrell, Monte L. Thurman, Troy L. Littrell, Glenn D. Littrell, Fred G. Littrell, Joyce Davis, Richard (Rick) N. Littrell,
Pam Davis, B. Rachelle Littrell, Janet P. Littrell, Orville J. Littrell, Wallace (Wally) J. Littrell

Even though there are some spouses of John & Kizzie's children still living the passing of Onene Littrell-Curtis at the end of 2010  meant there are no surviving children of our common ancestors, John and Kizzie. Onene was the last of her generation. The 1st Cousins (the grandchildren of John & Kizzie) are now the current eldest generation.

Most, but surprisingly not all, of the first cousins know each other.

Beginning with the migration of the family from Tennessee to southeast Missouri in 1932 John and Kizzie left their oldest daughter Viola, ‘Sis’, in Tennessee where she remained the rest of her life and raised her family. Jesse, who had also remained in Tennessee until the family’s moonshine adventure forced him and his family to join his parents in Missouri would settle in the St. Louis area. Eventually Les and Red would also settle in St. Louis and Rubin and Noble in Ohio and Indiana, respectively. JD would travel the world as a career soldier and sailor before joining Rubin in Indianapolis. OJ, Letha Mae, Bertha and Onene would remain in the boot heel area of Missouri. Two children would pass without offspring.* 

So with 3 siblings in St. Louis, 4 siblings in southeast Missouri, 1 sibling in Tennessee, 2 siblings in Indianapolis, the children of John & Kizzie were spread out pretty good over a 5 state area. Even so, with reunions and holidays the family saw each other enough that most of John and Kizzie’s grandchildren, the first cousins, came to know each other.

But John and Kizzie passed and as their children grew older the get ‘togethers’ became less frequent. The first cousins children grew and also spread out as they settled. For years  the occasional reunion and too many funerals were the only times most of the first cousins saw each other. As their children grew that generation has come to know little of their family history and of their own generation. That generation, the great grandchildren of John and Kizzie are for the most part total strangers to each other and their heritage.

This family has reached the point where if we rely on the funerals of first cousins to unite us in the future the ties to each other, John, Kizzie, Jesse, Noble, etc. will be lost. No longer will anybody be able to say ‘That’s a Littrell for you’, and even if they did who would really know what that means?

This is the reason some of us put so much effort into attending and effecting the attendance at family reunions, as well as the website and Facebook group page. We hope you all will get involved. You may not know anyone at the reunions, but I promise you we don’t bite.

9th Annual John & Kizzie Littrell Family Reunion
October 20, 2019
Between Grandin
and
Doniphan Missouri

image

Deceased First Cousins (15)

Bertha M. Johnston (1939-1941)
Otis Carl Littrell (1942-1945)
Martha A. Johnston (1941-1947)
Ronnie Dale Davis (1947-1947)
Felecia E. Littrell (1959-1966)
Jerry G. Davis (1952-1967)
T. Beatrice Littrell (1932-1974)
J. Dolan Littrell (1933-1990)
R. Lyvonne (Vaughn) Littrell (1940-1992)
Richard R. Littrell (????-????)
V. Bernice Johnston (1937-1998)
M. Christine Littrell (1938-20??)
Christopher (Chris) D. Littrell, 1966-2015
John L. (JL) Littrell, 1950-2018
Rex (Bobby) Littrell, 1940-2019


*Troy Lee ‘Dick’ Littrell died at age 22 in Missouri.  There is evidence and tradition that Kizzie had another child who either died at birth or soon thereafter in Tennessee.

 

Noble James Littrell Family:
JL-2011 (44)crpd
Rex

Ollie Onene Littrell Curtis Family:
Martha Rae Curtis Savat
Martha Rae


Bertha Ann Littrell Thurman Family:

OLC-4 (1)crpd


Anna Marie & Joyce Darlene 

OLC-5d (2)

Monte Linden


Redford “Red” Littrell Family:

Fred Littrell

Fred

Janet Littrell
Janet Pandora

John Daniel “JD” (Junior Dolan) Littrell Family:
GDL-2012 (122)
Troy Lee, Richard Noble & Glenn David

Letha Mae Littrell Davis Family:
2012 Reunion (Oct)
Joyce, Billy Lee & Pam
Jerry Davis Jerry Gale Davis,

not pictured:  Ronnie Dale Davis.

O.J. Littrell Family:
Mary,Wally,Sheila, Chris & Orvile
Mary Catherine, Wallace “Wally” James, Sheila Diane, Christopher David & Orville John.
????

Leslie Littrell Family:
MLC-2011 (6)
John L. “JL” Littrell

Albert Rubin Littrell Family:

MLC-1d (9)crpd

Richard Rubin, Felicia Ann & Betty Rachelle 


note: Even though I have hundreds of family pictures many have yet to be digitized. If you have a better picture of someone then send it to me and I’ll switch it in. We will have a scanner at the reunion if you want to bring pictures' to be scanned and put on next years DVD/CD and the websites and books.

As always if I have mis-identified someone let me know.

   GlennDL
  gdl@glenns-world.com

For additional information (click):

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

2019 Littrell Family Reunion: October 19, 2019

descendants of John & Kizzie Comer Littrell

How to get to the reunion:

www.littrellfamily.net is an open website, meaning anyone can view it, for this reason we limit the information we post here. We do not share the reunion site address here as it is a private residence all year round.

The reunion site is the same place as the last 7 years. If you haven't been there then try to contact a first cousin or any cousin who has been there for directions.
We have a Facebook group page that you can request membership in and once your membership is approved you will have access to more specific information. If you aren't on Facebook email me at
indianaglenn@gmail.com 

Please don't wait to the last minute to get information as those of us trying to coordinate things will be busier as the date approaches. At some point we will be unreachable by internet as there is no internet on-site.

Presently we advise everyone coming to make lodging arraignments soon. On the day of the reunion** we can have a meeting point in Doniphan for those who don't know the way. {email me if you want to set this up)

GlennDL

**the day before also if necessary.

doniphan
http://www.rockyriverresort.com/rocky-river-inn.html
http://www.rockyriverresort.com/currentriverinn.html
North End Motel- 573-996-2164

If you are camping let us know. There's room for campers and tents… There are hookups, but limited, and facilities for tent dwellers are a port-a-let.

If any of our links are/info is outdated let me know.

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