James Roland Conyers

30 January 1913–6 May 1990 (Age 77)
Hooker, Texas, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of James Roland

When James Roland Conyers was born on 30 January 1913, in Hooker, Texas, Oklahoma, United States, his father, James Leroy Conyers, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Josephine McCutchan, was 27. He married Christina Dean Comstock on 24 December 1935, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States. He lived in Helena, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 May 1990, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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James Roland Conyers
Christina Dean Comstock
Marriage: 24 December 1935

Spouse and Children

24 December 1935
Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Rex Albert Conyers



    David Raymond Conyers


    Clara Conyers


    Cory Conyers


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 4

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from either of two places in northern France: Coignières in Seine-et-Oise or Cogners in Sarthe. This surname is well established in the southern states, where it is now borne mainly by African Americans.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roland Conyers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rolland J Conyers in household of Roy Conyers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roland J Conyers in household of James L Conyers, "United States Census, 1930"

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