James J. Eilers

14 July 1918–30 March 1985 (Age 66)
Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of James J.

When James J. Eilers was born on 14 July 1918, in Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Karl Heinrich (Carl Henry) Eilers, was 43 and his mother, Josephine Dillon, was 33. He married Dorothy Viola Ramos on 1 September 1941. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 30 March 1985, in Novato, Marin, California, United States, at the age of 66.

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James J. Eilers
Dorothy Viola Ramos
Marriage: 1 September 1941
James Jay Eilers
Roy Steven Eilers

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1 September 1941


    James Jay Eilers



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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

North German: patronymic from Ehlert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James J Eilers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Eilers in household of Carl H Eilers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jim Eilers in household of Carl H Eilers, "United States Census, 1930"

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