James Calvin Willmuth

Male14 September 1870–18 September 1954

Brief Life History of James Calvin

When James Calvin Willmuth was born on 14 September 1870, in Lawrence, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Love Willmuth, was 28 and his mother, Catharine Sharp, was 23. He married Eliza Ann Saffell on 1 August 1889, in Lawrence, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Dobson Township, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Pitts, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 18 September 1954, in Trumann, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Nettleton, Craighead, Arkansas, United States.

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James Calvin Willmuth
Sarah Jane Baker
Marriage: 31 July 1898
Julia Elmeda Willmuth
William George Willmuth
Jerry Willmuth
Larry Willmuth
James Claudious Willmuth

Sources (17)

  • James Willmuth, "United States 1950 Census"
  • J C Willmuth, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • James Calvin Willmuth, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    31 July 1898
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries - 1884: Craighead, Arkansas, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 26

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    form of the name borne in the New Testament by two of Christ's disciples, James son of Zebedee and James son of Alphaeus. This form comes from Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus, Latin form of Greek Iakobos. This is the same name as Old Testament Jacob (Hebrew Yaakov), but for many centuries now they have been thought of in the English-speaking world as two distinct names. In Britain, James is a royal name that from the beginning of the 15th century onwards was associated particularly with the Scottish house of Stewart: James I of Scotland ( 1394–1437 ; ruled 1424–37 ) was a patron of the arts and a noted poet, as well as an energetic ruler. King James VI of Scotland ( 1566–1625 ; reigned 1567–1625 ) succeeded to the throne of England in 1603 . His grandson, James II of England ( 1633–1701 ; reigned 1685–8 ) was a Roman Catholic, deposed in 1688 in favour of his Protestant daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange. From then on he, his son (also called James), and his grandson Charles (‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’) made various unsuccessful attempts to recover the English throne. Their supporters were known as Jacobites (from Latin Iacobus), and the name James became for a while particularly associated with Roman Catholicism on the one hand, and Highland opposition to the English government on the other. Nevertheless, it has since become one of the most perennially popular boys' names.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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