James Earl Courson

Male10 April 1888–23 December 1945

Brief Life History of James Earl

When James Earl Courson was born on 10 April 1888, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, his father, Arthur Taylor Courson, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Theodocia Moorhouse, was 30. He married Lilah Cecile Hay on 31 December 1908, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Cullen Township, Pulaski, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Mount Pleasant, Racine, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. He died on 23 December 1945, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Calumet Park, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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James Earl Courson
Helen Harrington
Marriage: 2 October 1916
James Earl Courson
Glenroy Raymond Courson
Dorothy H Courson
Joseph Belmont Courson
Raymund Courson
Donald Lee Courson
Robert Courson

Sources (17)

  • James Coulson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James F. Coulson, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Earl Courson, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1916Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 2

    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.

    1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

    Age 4

    The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 


    Age 16

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

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Coursen , a surname of Breton (see 3 below) or perhaps French (see 2 below) or Dutch origin. Compare Corson 4.

    French: habitational name from either of two places called Courson, in Calvados and Essonne, named with the Latin personal name Curtius (a derivative of curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -onem, or from Courson in Yonne named with the same personal name + Gaulish dunum ‘fortress, stronghold’.

    Breton (Côtes-d'Armor): variant of Corson 3.

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

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