James Wyley Sessions

Brief Life History of James Wyley

When James Wyley Sessions was born on 11 December 1885, in Marion, Cassia, Idaho, United States, his father, Harvey Sessions, was 26 and his mother, Alice Bradshaw Bryson, was 23. He married Annie Magdalen Funk on 17 September 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 19 April 1977, in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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James Wyley Sessions
Annie Magdalen Funk
Marriage: 17 September 1913
Marc Harvey Sessions
Rosamonde Sessions
James Wyley Sessions

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  • James Wiley Sessions, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James W Sessions, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • James W. Sessions, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Matsu Nakasone BIRTH unknown DEATH 1889 BURIAL Forest Lawn Memorial Park Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA PLOT Columbarium of Valor, Lot 0, Space 64430 MEMORIAL ID 185379511 · View Source

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1909 · Pioneer Park Opens

A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire): of Norman origin, a habitational name from Soissons (Aisne, northern France), named for the Gaulish tribe who once inhabited the area, and whose name is recorded in Latin documents in the form Suessiones, of uncertain derivation.

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

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James Wylie Sessions (11 December 1885 – 21 April 1977) was the first Institute of Religion director in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was sent in 1926 by church pres …

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