John Thomas James

26 January 1892–2 February 1973 (Age 81)
Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of John Thomas

When John Thomas James was born on 26 January 1892, in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, John Pugh James, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Jane Thomas, was 28. He married Bertha Ann Obray on 22 November 1913. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Avon, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 2 February 1973, at the age of 81, and was buried in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Thomas James
Bertha Ann Obray
Marriage: 22 November 1913
Lydia O James
La Rue James
Pauline James

Spouse and Children

22 November 1913




    Pauline James


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 4

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

Age 23

Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John T James in household of John P James, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John T. James in household of John P. James, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John T James, "United States Census, 1930"

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