James Lamont Giles

12 June 1916–12 March 1993 (Age 76)
Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States

The Life of James Lamont

When James Lamont Giles was born on 12 June 1916, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States, his father, William James Giles, was 26 and his mother, Carrie Lucile Sorensen, was 26. He married Opal Odessa Dockens on 21 November 1934, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 12 March 1993, in Poulsbo, Kitsap, Washington, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Poulsbo, Kitsap, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lamont Giles
Opal Odessa Dockens
Marriage: 21 November 1934
Lois Giles

Spouse and Children

21 November 1934
Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States


    Lois Giles


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1918 · Chapman Branch Library

Age 2

The Chapman Branch Library is a Carnegie library that was built in 1918 and is now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

1 English and French: from a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius (from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’). This was the name of a 7th-century Provençal hermit, whose cult popularized the name in a variety of more or less mutilated forms: Gidi and Gidy in southern France, Gil(l)i in the area of the Alpes-Maritimes, and Gil(l)e elsewhere. This last form was taken over to England by the Normans, but by the 12th century it was being confused with the Germanic names Gisel, a short form of Gilbert , and Gilo, which is from Gail (as in Gaillard ).2 Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name, based on glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Lamont Giles in household of Carrie Lucille Sorenson Giles, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James L Giles in household of William J Giles, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James L Giles in household of William J Giles, "United States Census, 1930"

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