James Ernest Board

14 September 1923–22 July 2012 (Age 88)
Simpsons, Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Ernest

When James Ernest Board was born on 14 September 1923, in Simpsons, Floyd, Virginia, United States, his father, Dewey Sampson Board, was 24 and his mother, Vivian Isma Boone, was 22. He married Edna Kate Hanks on 21 June 1945, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States. He lived in Little River Magisterial District, Floyd, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Lutz, Hillsborough, Florida, United States in 2012. He died on 22 July 2012, in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Floyd, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ernest Board
Edna Kate Hanks
Marriage: 21 June 1945

Spouse and Children

21 June 1945
Montgomery, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Dewey Lane Board


    Curtis Wayne Board


World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 18

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: from Old English bord ‘board’, ‘plank’, ‘table’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter or a topographic name for someone who lived in a plank-built cottage.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Board in household of Dewey S Board, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Board in household of Dewey Board, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James E Board, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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