James Jackson Bethune

31 July 1904–8 December 1997 (Age 93)
Alabama, United States

The Life of James Jackson

When James Jackson Bethune was born on 31 July 1904, in Alabama, United States, his father, David Shaw Bethune, was 35 and his mother, Georgia A. Hughes, was 31. He married Margaret Elizabeth Brock on 15 October 1927, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 21, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 8 December 1997, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Jackson Bethune
Margaret Elizabeth Brock
Marriage: 15 October 1927
James Jackson Bethune

Spouse and Children

15 October 1927
Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States


    James Jackson Bethune


Parents and Siblings

    David Shaw Bethune





World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 8

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 25

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

French (Béthune) and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Béthune in Pas-de-Calais, Picardy, France, recorded in the 8th century in the Latin form Bitunia, probably an adjective (with villa understood) derived from the oblique form of a Germanic personal name Betto, a hypocoristic formation. Compare Bettencourt , Beaton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James J Bethune, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James J Bethune, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James J Bethune in entry for James Jackson Bethune and Margaret Ann Ulmer, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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