James Arthur Dawson

30 November 1891–19 July 1953 (Age 61)
Turner, South Dakota, United States

The Life of James Arthur

When James Arthur Dawson was born on 30 November 1891, in Turner, South Dakota, United States, his father, Reuben H Dawson, was 42 and his mother, Edith D Moore, was 36. He lived in Parker, Turner, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 19 July 1953, at the age of 61, and was buried in Parker, Turner, South Dakota, United States.

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Reuben H Dawson
Edith D Moore
Eddy Ross Dawson
James Arthur Dawson

Parents and Siblings

    Reuben H Dawson


    Edith D Moore




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James A Dawson in household of Alice Sherriff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James A Dawson in household of Reuben H Dawson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James H Dawson in household of Rubin H Dawson, "United States Census, 1900"

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