Elwyn Willoughby James

April 1881–3 January 1953 (Age 71)
Monona, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elwyn Willoughby

When Elwyn Willoughby James was born in April 1881, in Monona, Iowa, United States, his father, George Henry James, was 30 and his mother, Clara E Moon, was 22. He had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Elizabeth Mowry. He died on 3 January 1953, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 71.

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Elwyn Willoughby James
Mary Elizabeth Mowry
Florence Lucille James
Evelyn Cecilia James
Everett Charles James
Marie James
Leo Vincent James
Laurence James
Bernard Patrick James
Vernon Paul Cecil James

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Parents and Siblings

    George Henry James


    Clara E Moon




    Elmer W James



    Raymond James


    Clara E James


    Russell Orvell James


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Elwyn Willoughby James - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Elwyn Willoughby James

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