Byrd " Birdie" James

21 January 1891–21 March 1969 (Age 78)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Byrd " Birdie"

When Byrd " Birdie" James was born on 21 January 1891, in Alabama, United States, her father, George Washington James, was 24 and her mother, Florence Idella Kimbrell, was 17. She married Wiley Lawrence Long about 1910, in Calhoun, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Calhoun, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 5, Sunflower, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 21 March 1969, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Wiley Lawrence Long
Byrd " Birdie" James
Marriage: about 1910
Bernice Long
William Bryan Long
James Long
Whitfield Long
Margaret Long
Max Long
Bettye J. Green

Spouse and Children

about 1910
Calhoun, Mississippi, United States


    Bernice Long



    James Long


    Whitfield Long


    Margaret Long


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington James


    Florence Idella Kimbrell




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 4

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Byrd Long in household of Wiley L Long, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Birdie James in household of George W James, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bird Long in household of Wiley Long, "United States Census, 1930"

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