James Harrison Smallwood

Brief Life History of James Harrison

When James Harrison Smallwood was born on 19 November 1906, in Singerly, Cecil, Maryland, United States, his father, Rodger Shepherd Smallwood, was 31 and his mother, Anna Black, was 27. He married Frances Louise Presler on 10 August 1932, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Police Precinct 12, Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1940 and Washington, Washington County, District of Columbia, United States in 1950. He died in July 1957, in District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Brentwood, Prince George's, Maryland, United States.

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James Harrison Smallwood
Frances Louise Presler
Marriage: 10 August 1932
James Presler Smallwood
Crystal Annette Long

Sources (9)

  • James H Smallwood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Harrison Smallwood, "District of Columbia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • James Harrison Smallwood, "Find a Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called with Middle English smal ‘small, narrow’ (Old English smæl) + wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu), including Smallwood (Cheshire).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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