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
1875–1957
Byrd " Birdie" James
1891–1969
Marriage: about 1910
Bernice Long
1912–
William Bryan Long
1914–1958
James Long
1922–
Whitfield Long
1924–
Margaret Long
1927–
Max Long
1929–
Bettye J. Green
1930–2015

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1910
Calhoun, Mississippi, United States
children

(7)

    Bernice Long

    Female1912–Female

    Male1914–1958Male

    James Long

    Male1922–Male

    Whitfield Long

    Male1924–Male

    Margaret Long

    Female1927–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington James

    Male1866–1941Male

    Florence Idella Kimbrell

    Female1873–1918Female

siblings

(11)

+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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