|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1867|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1934|
James Gish Littrell 1867-1934 obit
The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune
Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri
Tuesday, 30 Oct 1934
Page 1, Col 8
J. G. LITTRELL,
Stricken Monday Night Upon His
Return to Chillicothe From a
DEATH CAME AT TWO O'CLOCK
Was Born and Reared In Livingston
County; Had Served Two Terms
As Probate Judge
James G. Littrell, judge of the probate court of Livingston county and candidate for re-election on the Democratic ticket, died suddenly at the Chillicothe hospital this morning shortly after two o'clock. Death was due to acute indigestion and a heart attack. The body is at the Norman Funeral Home.
Judge Littrell, with the other Democratic county candidates, had attended a political meeting at the Prethero school house northwest of Chillicothe Monday night. Following the close of the meeting, Judge Littrell, accompanied by Ben Marlow and Herbert M. Braden, prosecuting attorney, returned to Chillicothe, taking Mr. Marlow to his home on Cooper street and Mr. Braden to his home on Jefferson street, after which he drove to the Heger cafe on the north side of the square.
In turning into the curbing in front of the cafe, Judge Littrell was so ill he was unable to stop his car, the two front wheels running upon the sidewalk. A pedestrian saw the condition of the car and ran into the restaurant, where he reported the incident. Mayor W. A. Rensch, who, with Mrs. Rensch, were in the cafe, ran out to the car and found Judge Littrell ill. Dr. A. Collier was summoned and gave first aid treatment, after which Judge Littrell was taken to the hospital, where his death occurred shortly after two o'clock.
His relatives from Wheeling were summoned and reached the hospital at 1:30 o'clock. The judge recognized his relatives when they arrived, but soon lapsed into unconsciousness, in which condition he remained until his death.
Judge Littrell was born on a farm 2 1-2 miles north of Wheeling, June 21, 1867, being a son of William J. and Emma [Gish] Littrell. He secured his rural education at the Gish school north of Wheeling, later attending the Normal school at Stanberry. Returning to Wheeling, he operated a meat shop and feed store, retiring from that business several years later. For years he was a notary public. He served two terms as public administrator and eight years ago he was elected probate judge of Livingston county and was re-elected four year ago, being a candidate for re-election at the November general election.
Surviving are four sisters, Miss Sadie Littrell, Miss Ida Littrell, Mrs. Maude Harris and Mrs. Etta Clark; and three brothers, W.V. [William Virgil] Littrell, E.J. [Edward Joseph] Littrell and F.S. [Flavius Seymour] Littrell.
Mrs. Littrell [Pansy Ethel THORNINGTON] died December 22, last.
Judge Littrell was one of the most efficient county officials ever to hold an office in Livingston county. He was courteous, accommodating and efficient. Patrons of this office were always assured of prompt service. He gave the office his personal attention and people having business in the office were assured it would be carefully handled.
Although he had been in failing health for the past three or four years, Judge Littrell's condition of late had seemed improved. Since the opening of the campaign he had take an active part in the interest of his candidacy, as well as the other candidates on the ticket. Monday he was in good spirits and at the meeting last night he joked with the other candidates. On his return trip to town he made no mentioning of being ill and remarked to Messrs. Marlow and Braden of the fine meeting.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church at Wheeling Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E.L. Hunkle. Burial will be in the Wheeling cemetery.
James Gish Littrell married Pansy Ethel THORNINGTON on 30 May 1915 in Clay, Missouri.
William James Littrell (1838 - 1897)
Emma Gish Littrell (1844 - 1910)
Pansy Ethel Thornington Littrell (1884 - 1933)*
James Gish Littrell (1867 - 1934)
Sarah Emma Littrell (1869 - 1946)*
William Virgil Littrell (1871 - 1944)*
Ida May Littrell (1876 - 1954)*
Flavius Seymour Littrell (1882 - 1970)*
Iva Etta Littrell Clark (1885 - 1966)*
Created by: John McCartney
Record added: Mar 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25175510