James Donald Major

Male23 April 1932–13 October 1979

Brief Life History of James Donald

When James Donald Major was born on 23 April 1932, in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, his father, Edgar Joseph Major Jr, was 36 and his mother, Lucille Ann Guidry, was 28. He married Almena Kilbourne Whitaker on 14 August 1953, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 13 October 1979, in his hometown, at the age of 47, and was buried in Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States.

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James Donald Major
Almena Kilbourne Whitaker
Marriage: 14 August 1953

Sources (7)

  • James Donald Major, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • James Donald Major, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Donald Major in entry for Jr , Edgar Joseph Major, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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  • Marriage
    14 August 1953Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States
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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 3

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

    Age 7

    Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.

    1945 · Peace in a Post War World

    Age 13

    The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the personal name Malg(i)er, Maug(i)er, an Old French form of ancient Germanic Madalgar(i) (see Mauger ).

    Hungarian: from a shortened form of majorosgazda (see Majoros ) or a derivative of German Meyer .

    Polish, Czech, and Slovak: from the military rank major (derived from Latin maior ‘greater’), a word related to English mayor and the German surname Meyer .

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

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