Little, Lafyette ‘Lafe’ – Obituary

Lafayette [Lafyette] Little, age 67, constable of Tieton and Yakima Valley resident for 46 years, died early Monday night in bed [April 11, 1927] as the result of a heart attack. He apparently had been in good health. Mr. Little crossed the plains in 1866, when six years of age. He lived in Oregon for a time and in Idaho and moved then to the Yakima Valley. He helped move the original settlement of Yakima from Union Gap. He was city marshal of Mabton for several years and for the past five years lived in Tieton.

During the pioneer era he was a freighter operating between The Dalles and British Columbia, worked as a cowboy, and at farming.

The family includes his wife, Mrs. Belle Little; five children, Mrs. Edna Hagerty of Tieton, Mrs. Ruby Anderson of Mabton, Miss Lillie Little of Zillah, Clarence Little of Naches and Roy A. Little of Fresno, Cal.; three brothers, Jess Little of Tieton, A. L. Little of Yakima, and William Little of Ore., and a sister Mrs. Nevada Foreman of Missoula, Mont. The funeral will be held in Shaw & Sons Chapel when the son from Fresno arrives. The Rev. D. Matheson or Tieton will officiate. The pallbearers will be Harry Young, Ray Freeman, Ben Frederick, Ray Langdall, Ray Landre, and Peter Pellier.

Interment will be in the Naches Cemetery.

Yakima Morning Herald, April 13, 1927
Contributed by Shelli Steedman



Collection: United States Obituaries.

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