James Henderson Bright

1867–1961 (Age 94)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Henderson

When James Henderson Bright was born on 20 September 1867, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Huston Bright, was 37 and his mother, Darthula M. Kirkpatrick, was 37. He married Julia Ann Lewis on 24 December 1891, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Ball Camp, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1952. He died on 18 November 1961, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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James Henderson Bright
Julia Ann Lewis
Marriage: 24 December 1891
John Doctor Willie Bright
Lee Robert Bright
Mary Merelda Bright
Minnie Lucille Bright
Lillie Bright
Joseph H. Bright
Hobert N. Bright
Cleothy Bright

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24 December 1891
Knox, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 11

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 29

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’.2 English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert .3 Americanized form of German Brecht .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James H Bright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henderson Bright in household of David A Widner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Bright, "United States Census, 1940"

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