James Anthony Wolff

31 January 1868–26 January 1956 (Age 87)
Metal Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Anthony

When James Anthony Wolff was born on 31 January 1868, in Metal Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John A. Wolff, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Ann McCurdy, was 34. He married Julia Way Wakefield in 1897. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 January 1956, at the age of 87, and was buried in Roslyn, Abington Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Anthony Wolff
Julia Way Wakefield
Marriage: 1897
Margaret Helen Wolff
Jessie Wakefield Wolff
Jeanette Minerva Wolff
Edith I Wolff

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    Margaret Helen Wolff


    Jessie Wakefield Wolff


    Jeanette Minerva Wolff


    Edith I Wolff


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 5

The first rail connection to Roslyn was built by the Northeast Pennsylvania Railroad in 1873.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

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.

Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Wolf .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James A Wolff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jas A Wolff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James A Wolff, "United States Census, 1920"

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