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 John Mason Little

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John Mason Little

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
24 Oct 1919 (aged 71)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot
HALCYON AVENUE, Lot 3418
Memorial ID
144622949 View Source

Interred 10/27/1919

John Mason Little, one of Boston's leading businessmen and identified for many years with large real estate interests, died yesterday morning at his home, 317 Dartmouth St., after an illness of six weeks. He became ill while at his summer home, Brier Gate, on Little point, in Swampscott.

He was born in Boston July 14, 1848, the son of the late James L Little and Julia Augusta Cook. He traced his ancestry back to the earliest colonists. He was a descendent of Thomas Little, a Plymouth colonist of 1630, and of Richard Warren, who came over in the Mayflower. Mr. Little was educated at Chauncy Hall School and the English High School. He was graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1868.

As a clerk in a dry goods commission house he spent a number of years studying business at close quarters. Later he entered the real estate field in this city and at the North Shore. Mr. Little was identified with the Boston Chamber of Commerce for many years holding many important posts of honor and importance. He served both as president and treasurer. He was also vice president of the Real Estate Exchange and auction board.

His chief interest in later years had been the management of the estate of his late father, James L Little, whose holdings were conducted as the Pelham trust. John Mason Little brought about the construction of the Little Building on Boylston and Tremont Streets, on the site of the former Old-Time Hotel Pelham.

Mr. Little served for many years as a director of the Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society and of the Good Government Association. He was at one time treasurer of the New England Civic Federation. He was a member of the Union, Algonquin, Merchants, Boston City and Technology clubs in Boston and the Tedesco Country Club in Swampscott. For 35 years he was an active member of the prudential committee of the Arlington Street church and served as chairman for 25 years. His father was chairman of the committee which had charge of building the church.

Interred 10/27/1919

John Mason Little, one of Boston's leading businessmen and identified for many years with large real estate interests, died yesterday morning at his home, 317 Dartmouth St., after an illness of six weeks. He became ill while at his summer home, Brier Gate, on Little point, in Swampscott.

He was born in Boston July 14, 1848, the son of the late James L Little and Julia Augusta Cook. He traced his ancestry back to the earliest colonists. He was a descendent of Thomas Little, a Plymouth colonist of 1630, and of Richard Warren, who came over in the Mayflower. Mr. Little was educated at Chauncy Hall School and the English High School. He was graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1868.

As a clerk in a dry goods commission house he spent a number of years studying business at close quarters. Later he entered the real estate field in this city and at the North Shore. Mr. Little was identified with the Boston Chamber of Commerce for many years holding many important posts of honor and importance. He served both as president and treasurer. He was also vice president of the Real Estate Exchange and auction board.

His chief interest in later years had been the management of the estate of his late father, James L Little, whose holdings were conducted as the Pelham trust. John Mason Little brought about the construction of the Little Building on Boylston and Tremont Streets, on the site of the former Old-Time Hotel Pelham.

Mr. Little served for many years as a director of the Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society and of the Good Government Association. He was at one time treasurer of the New England Civic Federation. He was a member of the Union, Algonquin, Merchants, Boston City and Technology clubs in Boston and the Tedesco Country Club in Swampscott. For 35 years he was an active member of the prudential committee of the Arlington Street church and served as chairman for 25 years. His father was chairman of the committee which had charge of building the church.


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