James David Sowell

7 December 1880–2 August 1953 (Age 72)
Marion Township, White, Arkansas, United States

The Life of James David

When James David Sowell was born on 7 December 1880, in Marion Township, White, Arkansas, United States, his father, Wiley Anson Sowell, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Carter, was 27. He married Allie Maude Akin on 5 November 1904, in White, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Runnels, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 5, Runnels, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 August 1953, in Winters, Runnels, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Winters, Runnels, Texas, United States.

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James David Sowell
Allie Maude Akin
Marriage: 5 November 1904
Velma V Sowell
Vergie Ethel Sowell
Carman Sowell
Jimmie E Sowell
Jimmie Sowell
Ermal Sowell
Wallie Dowell (Dal) Sowell
Doris Inez Sowell
Stanley Leon Sowell

Spouse and Children

5 November 1904
White, Arkansas, United States


    Velma V Sowell



    Carman Sowell


    Jimmie E Sowell


    Jimmie Sowell


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Wiley Anson Sowell


    Mary Elizabeth Carter




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): variant of Sewell .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Sawell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jame D Sowell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James D Sowell, "United States Census, 1920"

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