James Paul Singleton

Male1 December 1912–16 May 1976

Brief Life History of James Paul

When James Paul Singleton was born on 1 December 1912, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Henry Singleton, was 32 and his mother, Dortha Jane Mull, was 24. He lived in East Fork Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1976. He died on 16 May 1976, in Midlothian, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States.

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James Paul Singleton
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  • James Singleton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Paul Singleton, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • James Paul Singleton, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 1

The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.


Age 17

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and West Yorkshire):

habitational name from Singleton (Lancashire), probably from Old English scingol ‘shingle, wooden roof tile’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Bearers of this surname are said to be descended from Ughtred de Sinleton, holder of lands in Amounderness wapentake (Lancashire) c. 1160–90. This name was first recorded in Ireland in 1308 and firmly established in Louth and Monaghan during the 17th century.

habitational name from Singleton (Sussex), probably from Old English sængel, sengel ‘bundle, tuft’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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