James Dickerson Guynn

5 September 1891–24 January 1925 (Age 33)
Carroll, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Dickerson

When James Dickerson Guynn was born on 5 September 1891, his father, Joseph Columbus Guynn, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Tate, was 21. He married Charity L Guynn before 1918, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Fancy Gap, Carroll, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 24 January 1925, at the age of 33.

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James Dickerson Guynn
Charity L Guynn
Marriage: before 1918
Clarence F Guynn

Spouse and Children

before 1918
Virginia, United States


    Clarence F Guynn


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 10

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of French Guyon or of Welsh Gwynn .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James D Gwynn in household of Joseph C Gwynn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James D Guynn in household of Joseph C Guynn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James D Guynn, "United States Census, 1920"

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