James Arley Hersey

22 June 1939–25 February 2009 (Age 69)
Clarkston, Asotin, Washington, United States

The Life of James Arley

When James Arley Hersey was born on 22 June 1939, in Clarkston, Asotin, Washington, United States, his father, Arley Hallet Hersey, was 40 and his mother, Ida Florence Elledge, was 28. He lived in North Wilbur Election Precinct, Lincoln, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 25 February 2009, in Omak, Okanogan, Washington, United States, at the age of 69.

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Arley Hallet Hersey
Ida Florence Elledge
Elizabeth May Hersey
James Arley Hersey

Parents and Siblings


    Ida Florence Elledge




World Events (8)

1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 1

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 19

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Hershey 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Hersey in household of Arley H Hersey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James A Hersey, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"
  • James A Hersey, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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