James William Yon

February 1896–11 January 1979 (Age 82)
Blountstown, Calhoun, Florida, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Yon was born in February 1896, in Blountstown, Calhoun, Florida, United States, his father, Silas Higden Yon, was 35 and his mother, Martha Mattie Tyus Dickens Yon, was 24. He married Lillie Mae Parrish on 14 November 1918. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 11 January 1979, at the age of 82, and was buried in Nettle Ridge Cemetery, Blountstown, Calhoun, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

James William Yon
Lillie Mae Parrish
Marriage: 14 November 1918
Terrell Edward Yon
James William Yon Jr

Spouse and Children

14 November 1918


    Terrell Edward Yon


    James William Yon Jr


Parents and Siblings

    Silas Higden Yon


    Martha Mattie Tyus Dickens Yon






    Pearl Yon


    Edward B Yon


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 2

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 French: from the Latin personal name Ionis, which also occurs as an element of place names. The personal name was popularized by a 3rd-century Athenian saint who evangelized Châtres (present-day Arpajon), where he was martyred. As an American family name, it is probably of Huguenot origin.2 Korean (Yŏn): there are three Chinese characters for the surname Yŏn, only one of which occurs frequently enough to be treated here. Some sources indicate that there are thirty Yŏn clans, but they all seem to be descended from the Hapsan Yŏn clan, whose founding ancestor, Yŏn Su–ch’ang, migrated to the Koryŏ kingdom after escorting a princess to the Koryŏ court. The king (probably King Ch’ungyŏl ( 1274–1308 ) gave him some land in the Hapsan area, and so began the Hapsan Yŏn clan. The surname can be found throughout the peninsula, but it is most common in Ch’ungch’ŏng North province.

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

Sources (3)

  • James W Yon, "Florida State Census, 1945"
  • James Williams Yon, "Florida State Census, 1935"
  • James W You in household of Thomas E Parish, "United States Census, 1920"

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