Thomas Edward James

Male19 August 1917–21 December 1987

Brief Life History of Thomas Edward

When Thomas Edward James was born on 19 August 1917, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Thomas James, was 29 and his mother, Lillian Jane Hocking, was 31. He died on 21 December 1987, in Cazadero, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas James
1888–1918
Lillian Jane Hocking
1886–1925
Thomas Edward James
1917–1987

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  • Thomas Edward James, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 2

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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