James Wilbur Dakon

14 May 1901–23 March 1953 (Age 51)
Bristol, Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of James Wilbur

When James Wilbur Dakon was born on 14 May 1901, in Bristol, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, Stillman Jefferson Dakon, was 25 and his mother, Harriet Catherine Cornwell, was 22. He married Genevieve Zella Cornwell on 28 July 1923. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Ten Mile District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 23 March 1953, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Bristol, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wilbur Dakon
Genevieve Zella Cornwell
Marriage: 28 July 1923
Genevieve Katherine Dakon
Buckley Jeffery Dakon
Olive Angeline Dakon

Spouse and Children

28 July 1923


    Genevieve Katherine Dakon



    Olive Angeline Dakon


Parents and Siblings




    Josephine Keys Dakon


    Harvey Meggs Dakon


World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 2

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 15

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

French:1. habitational name, with the preposition d(e), denoting someone from Aron in Mayenne. 2. from Old French daron ‘master of the house’, probably applied as a nickname, no doubt ironically in some instances.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Dakon in household of J Stella Dakon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Dakon in household of Stillman Dakon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James W Dakon, "United States Census, 1930"

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