James Taylor Oglesby

27 December 1895–27 January 1945 (Age 49)
Winona, Montgomery, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of James Taylor

When James Taylor Oglesby was born on 27 December 1895, in Winona, Montgomery, Mississippi, United States, his father, McCager Oglesby, was 24 and his mother, Lula May Thomas, was 23. He married Iris Verna Stockwell on 12 June 1917, in Winston, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1930 and Ward Four, Caddo, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 27 January 1945, in Waynesboro, Wayne, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Noxapater, Winston, Mississippi, United States.

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James Taylor Oglesby
Iris Verna Stockwell
Marriage: 12 June 1917
James Verna Oglesby
Dorothy Irene Oglesby
Lula Mae Oglesby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1917Winston, Mississippi, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    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.
    1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice
    Age 9
    Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 14
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name, perhaps from Ugglebarnby (recorded in 1314 as Oggelberdesby) in North Yorkshire, named from an unattested Old Norse personal name Uglubárthr + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Jim Taylor Oglisby in household of I M Oglisby, "United States Census, 1900"
    • J T Oglesby, "United States Census, 1920"
    • J T Oglesby, "United States Census, 1940"

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