Mary Louisa James

29 July 1894–10 December 1956 (Age 62)
Greensburg, Green, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Louisa

When Mary Louisa James was born on 29 July 1894, in Greensburg, Green, Kentucky, United States, her father, Lewis Carpenter James, was 25 and her mother, Mary Belle Tresenriter, was 21. She married Ralph Taylor on 4 September 1912, in Canadian, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 10 December 1956, in Yukon, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Yukon, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Taylor
Mary Louisa James
Marriage: 4 September 1912
Lewis Caroll Taylor
Wayne Ellsworth Taylor
Helen Eileen Taylor

Spouse and Children

4 September 1912
Canadian, Oklahoma, United States


    Lewis Caroll Taylor



    Helen Eileen Taylor



Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Carpenter James


    Mary Belle Tresenriter




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 6

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Taylor in household of Rolfe Taylor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary L Taylor in household of Ralph Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary L Taylor in household of Ralph Taylor, "United States Census, 1920"

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