James Eugene Gurley

October 1886–1954 (Age 67)
Boone, Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Eugene

When James Eugene Gurley was born in October 1886, in Boone, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Henry Gurley, was 26 and his mother, Cedella Melvin Lipps, was 31. He lived in Bryan Township, Boone, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died in 1954, in Happy, Swisher, Texas, United States, at the age of 68.

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John Henry Gurley
Cedella Melvin Lipps
Lois L. Gurley
Josiah L. Gurley
James Eugene Gurley
Ada Rebecca Gurley
Henry Holland Gurley
Ira Marvin Gurley
Nancy Elizabeth Gurley
John Oland Gurley

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    Cedella Melvin Lipps




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World Events (8)

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 2

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English (Warwickshire): apparently a variant of Gourley or Gorley .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Gourlé, from Old French gourle ‘money belt’. Its application as a surname is not clear; it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such receptacles, or perhaps a nickname for someone who was tight with his money.3 Alternatively, it may be an Americanized form of German Gerling or Gerlich .

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

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  • James E Gurley in household of John H Gurley, "United States Census, 1900"

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