James Samuel Blocker

4 June 1891–22 July 1980 (Age 89)
Maury, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Samuel

When James Samuel Blocker was born on 4 June 1891, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel James Blocker, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ann Melissa Travis, was 24. He married Arenna Bell Wiley on 17 February 1913. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 14, Hickman, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 10, Maury, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 July 1980, at the age of 89, and was buried in Swiss Cemetery, Hohenwald, Lewis, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Samuel Blocker
Arenna Bell Wiley
Marriage: 17 February 1913
Eunice Blair Blocker
Glenn Haywood Blocker
Virginia Blocker
Rebecca Blocker

Spouse and Children

17 February 1913


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel James Blocker


    Mary Ann Melissa Travis




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 German (Blöcker): occupational name for a jailer ( see Block 1).2 English: occupational name for a shoemaker or bookbinder ( see Block ); a person called Henry le Blocker is recorded in York in 1212 . However, in some cases the English name is of German origin (see 1 above); the census of 1881 records, amongst others, a Herman Blocker and a John Blocker , both born in Germany.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Blocker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Blocker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James S Blocker, "United States Census, 1930"

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