James Wesley Rockwell

Male7 July 1885–30 July 1970

Brief Life History of James Wesley

When James Wesley Rockwell was born on 7 July 1885, in Georgetown, Clear Creek, Colorado, United States, his father, Franklin Thaddious Rockwell, was 34 and his mother, Josephine Arabella Russell, was 24. He married Claris Lucille Bishop on 24 September 1918. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Idaho City, Boise, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 30 July 1970, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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James Wesley Rockwell
Claris Lucille Bishop
Marriage: 24 September 1918
Glenn Evan Rockwell
Frank Richard Rockwell
Betty Belle Rockwell
Claris Gertrude Rockwell
Frances Orella Rockwell
James Wesley ( Jr.) Rockwell
Aladean Elizabeth Rockwell

Sources (14)

  • James W Rockwell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • James W Rockwell, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
  • James Wesley Rockwell, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 September 1918
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


    Age 5

    Idaho is the 43rd state.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 23

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    English (Buckinghamshire): habitational name either from Rockwell End in Hambleden (Buckinghamshire), derived from Old English hrōc ‘rook’ + holt ‘wood, thicket’, or from one or more unidentified places in southwestern England apparently named Rockwell. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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