James Alexander Summerall

19 May 1896–31 January 1951 (Age 54)
Lake City, Columbia, Florida, United States

The Life Summary of James Alexander

When James Alexander Summerall was born on 19 May 1896, in Lake City, Columbia, Florida, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Summerall, was 50 and his mother, Georgia Augusta Turknett, was 38. He married Jessie M Brown on 31 December 1919. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Columbia, Florida, United States in 1900 and Suwannee Valley, Columbia, Florida, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 31 January 1951, in Lake City, Columbia, Florida, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, United States.

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James Alexander Summerall
Jessie M Brown
Marriage: 31 December 1919
Mary Lou Summerall

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 2
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War
Age 2
Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 16
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset and Gloucestershire): probably a variant of Summerhill .

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

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Sources (13)

  • J A Summerall, "Florida State Census, 1945"
  • James A Summerall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Summerall, "Florida State Census, 1935"

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