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Howard G Littlejohn, 70, lifetime Sutter county resident and son of the late Mr and Mrs James Littlejohn, California pioneers, died this morning at Sutter hospital in Sacramento following an extended illness. Littlejohn attended the old Grant district school and later graduated from a San Francisco business college, returning home to accept a clerical position with the J. K. Garrett Company in Marysville. He turned to farming in 1901, making extensive improvements on his property in the Barry district. In October of 1912. Littlejohn was married in Independence, Mo., to Bessie Werner, who survived him. In addition to his farming operations and community activities, Littlejohn was active in fraternal organizations being a member of Enterprise lodge of Masons and Fidelia chapter of Eastern Star in Yuba City, and the Royal Arch Masons. Surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs Charlotte Cooley of Marysville, Mrs John Cope and Mrs D. D. Green of Yuba City, Chester, George and James Littlejohn of Sutter county, Charles Littlejohn of Manteca and William Littlejohn of Athena, Oregon. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday at the Ullrey memorial chapel in Yuba City, with interment to follow J. K. Sutter City Cemetery.

Appeal Democrat Thursday July 2, 1942 pg 3

Masonic Rites Held for H. G. Littlejohn
Ullrey Memorial chapel in Yuba City was filled to capacity this morning by friends and relatives of the late H Grant Littlejohn, who died last week. Great quantities of floral tributes of esteem were banked about the casket. The services were Masonic, with Alvin Pelton officiating as worshipful master and Otis Sweetland as chaplain. Rev D. G. Decherd was the minister. Mrs Gerald Raub was soloist and Mrs Duane Hurley was the organist. Interment was made in Sutter City Cemetery the casket bearers being E. J. McCready, Norman Kells, W. H. Stoker, Lloyd Littlejohn, Dr Walter Gray and Carl Kimmerer.

Appeal Democrat, July 6, 1942

Transcribed and submitted by April Hennes, Jul 2013