James Laurel Kastelle

5 April 1931–5 July 1998 (Age 67)
Aastad Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of James Laurel

When James Laurel Kastelle was born on 5 April 1931, in Aastad Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, his father, George Albert Kastelle, was 36 and his mother, Edna Emma L. Baumgarten, was 27. He married Verone Evangeline Rice on 12 January 1951, in Day, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 5 July 1998, in Peoria, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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James Laurel Kastelle
Verone Evangeline Rice
Marriage: 12 January 1951
Daniel Kastelle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1951Day, South Dakota, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
    1933 · The Browns Valley Man
    Age 2
    Just like the Minnesota Woman, The Browns Valley Man are deemed the oldest human remains found in Minnesota. They were found by W. H. Jenson, while he was laying gravel for his driveway, in the Traverse gap in western Minnesota. The remains are believed to be around 9,000 years old.
    1949 · NATO is Established
    Age 18
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

    Name Meaning

    form of the name borne in the New Testament by two of Christ's disciples, James son of Zebedee and James son of Alphaeus. This form comes from Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus, Latin form of Greek Iakobos. This is the same name as Old Testament Jacob (Hebrew Yaakov), but for many centuries now they have been thought of in the English-speaking world as two distinct names. In Britain, James is a royal name that from the beginning of the 15th century onwards was associated particularly with the Scottish house of Stewart: James I of Scotland ( 1394–1437 ; ruled 1424–37 ) was a patron of the arts and a noted poet, as well as an energetic ruler. King James VI of Scotland ( 1566–1625 ; reigned 1567–1625 ) succeeded to the throne of England in 1603 . His grandson, James II of England ( 1633–1701 ; reigned 1685–8 ) was a Roman Catholic, deposed in 1688 in favour of his Protestant daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange. From then on he, his son (also called James), and his grandson Charles (‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’) made various unsuccessful attempts to recover the English throne. Their supporters were known as Jacobites (from Latin Iacobus), and the name James became for a while particularly associated with Roman Catholicism on the one hand, and Highland opposition to the English government on the other. Nevertheless, it has since become one of the most perennially popular boys' names.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (5)

    • James L Kantella in household of George A Kantella, "United States Census, 1940"
    • James Kastelle, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016"
    • James L Kastelle, "Minnesota Divorce Index, 1970-1995"

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