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    Kenneth Little. Among the professional men of Troy of acknowledged standing, one who has won his way to prominence in law is Kenneth Little. Mr. Little was born at Bradford, Ohio, August 1, 1887, a son of A. F. and Rebecca (Haley) Little, the former of whom is the publisher of the Bradford (Ohio) Sentinel and the Tribune-Gazette of Covington, Ohio. There were five children in the family: Faith, who is the wife of H. P. Eller, of Bradford; Kenneth; Carrol, an educator of Emporia, Kans.; Russell, and Edna, wife of Harold E. Fross. Kenneth Little was educated at the graded and high schools of Bradford, Ohio, and the Ohio State University, from which he was duly graduated with the degree of Doctor of Laws. He began the practice of his profession at Columbus, Ohio, in 1908, but subsequently changed his field of activity to Troy, where in 1913 he was made chief deputy of the probate court, a capacity in which he acted capably until 1915. He joined the Ohio National Guard in 1905 and at the time that his regiment was called to the Mexican border, held the rank of second lieutenant. He went to the border as second lieutenant of Company A, of Covington Ohio, and some time thereafter was made first lieutenant, January 22, 1917. Later he was transferred to Company D, of the same regiment, with which he went to France and Belgium, where he saw active service at the front. In the Ypres-Lys offensive he was the only officer of his company who survived death or injury, and after Lieutenant Hess had been killed and Captain Freshour wounded, Lieutenant Little took command of the company, which he reorganized. In spite of the fact that the company was exposed to a murderous flanking fire, Lieutenant Little succeeded in its successful organization, and for three days it continued its steady advance. Later, Lieutenant Little was transferred to Company A and was made assistant division judge advocate at Alancon, France, and this was followed by his transfer to division headquarters and his promotion to the rank of captain, a capacity in which he served until demobilization. Returning to his native land one month later than the rest of his regiment and division, he resumed the practice of law at Troy, where he has since built up a large, lucrative and important practice. Mr. Little married Cora, daughter of A. W. McCune, of Troy, in June, 1905, and they are the parents of three children: Delmas, Bernard and Don. As a fraternalist, Mr. Little is affiliated with the Masons, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Improved Order of Red Men and the Loyal Order of Moose. Mr. Little is an enthusiastic member of the American Legion, in which he is at present acting as county chairman for Miami county. His religious connection is with the Presbyterian church. Mr. Little served as city solicitor of Bradford, Ohio, for three and one-half years, and acted in a like capacity at Troy until his military duties caused him to go elsewhere at which time he resigned. Mr. Little was elected prosecuting attorney for Miami; county on November second, by the largest majority ever received by a candidate in this county.

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