Victoria May James

21 April 1897–1 June 1945 (Age 48)
Houghton, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Victoria May

When Victoria May James was born on 21 April 1897, in Houghton, Michigan, United States, her father, Joseph R. James, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Brush Harry, was 24. She lived in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 1 June 1945, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Joseph R. James
1869–1942
Catherine Brush Harry
1873–
Victoria May James
1897–1945
Edwin Stanley James
1899–1987
Sylvia Jane James
1902–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company
Age 6
"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1910 · The BSA is Made
Age 13
Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

Possible Related Names

Giacomo
Jemison
Jaime
Jemmott
Como
Jim
Jamie
Jemmett
Jimmie
Jamison
Jacobo
Jimmy
Jacob

Sources (6)

  • Victoria May James, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Victoria M James in household of Joseph R James, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Victoria Mae James, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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