James Alexander Nash

Male17 September 1851–21 May 1944

Brief Life History of James Alexander

When James Alexander Nash was born on 17 September 1851, in Hale Township, Warren, Illinois, United States, his father, Albert Scott Nash, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann McClelland, was 30. He married Clara F. Wilkinson on 10 April 1873, in Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Jackson Township, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 21 May 1944, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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James Alexander Nash
Clara F. Wilkinson
Marriage: 10 April 1873
Vindora Nash
William Edgar Nash
Arthur James Nash
George Nash
Xxxf Nash
Xxxm Nash
Mary Stella Nash
Blanche Annie Bell Nash
George Henry Nash

Sources (24)

  • James A Nash, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James A Nash, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Mr. James A. Nash, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1873Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Adams, Iowa, United States


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 25

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree, a variant of Ash by misdivision of Middle English atten ash ‘at the ash’, or a habitational name from any of the many places in England and Wales named Nash, from this phrase, as for example Nash in Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, or Shropshire. The name was established from an early date in Wales and Ireland.

    Jewish: possibly an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    History: The surname Nash was taken to Ireland from England or Wales by a family who established themselves in County Kerry in the 13th century, during the second wave of Anglo-Norman settlement. — Abner Nash (c. 1740–86), governor of NC, was of Welsh origin, his parents having emigrated to VA from Wales in 1730. His brother Francis (c. 1742–77) was a general in the Continental army; the city of Nashville, TN, was named in his honor.

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

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