James Alfonso List

Male21 January 1897–28 November 1955

Brief Life History of James Alfonso

When James Alfonso List was born on 21 January 1897, in Rockland, New York, United States, his father, Anthony List, was 37 and his mother, Mary C. Lund, was 39. He lived in Clarkstown, Rockland, New York, United States for about 10 years and New Hampstead, Rockland, New York, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 28 November 1955, in Spring Valley, Ramapo, Rockland, New York, United States, at the age of 58.

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James Alfonso List

Sources (8)

  • James A Leist in household of Mary A Leist, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James A List, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • James Alphonse List, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

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

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 16

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for someone who was wise and knowledgeable, from Middle High German list, Dutch list ‘wisdom, ingenuity’.

Dutch: habitational name from Ter List, the name being derived from the plant lis ‘iris, flag’.

Americanized form of Hungarian Liszt, a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from liszt ‘flour’.

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

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