Obituary – Mrs. Mary Reynolds Little
East Liverpool Tribune
The Steubenville Herald Star gives the following account of the death of Mrs. Mary Reynolds Little, well known in East Liverpool.
Mrs. Mary Reynolds Little died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John N. Gallagher, in Philadelphia, on Monday morning (February 1, 1904). She was born in 1819 in Cecil county, Maryland. She came to Jefferson county, O., with her parents when a child. She was converted and joined the Wintersville M. E. church when 14 years of age. Later the family removed to Steubenville, where she became a member of Kramer M. E. church. In 1844 she was married to James Little, a manufacturer of Steubenville, and they lived here until 1849, when they moved to Pittsburg, where they were members of Wesley Chapel and the Smithfield Street M. E. church. In 1861 they moved to Smiths Ferry, where Mr. Little had oil interests. They remained there till 1874 when Mrs. John M. Cook was married when they removed to East Liverpool, and they resided there till Mr. Little’s death in 1900. After his death Mrs. Little made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Gallagher, though spending her summer here with Mrs. Cook. She had been practically an invalid for three years and confined to the house and she was bedfast for the past six months due to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Little was a woman whose sweet disposition endeared her to all within the circle of her acquaintance. Hers was a long life spent in the service of the Master. Ser remains will be brought to Steubenville Thursday. Services will be held in Philadelphia on Tuesday evening. She was a member of Trinity M. E. church in Philadelphia.