James Lester Shumway

18 September 1890–24 March 1952 (Age 61)
Taylor, Navajo, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of James Lester

When James Lester Shumway was born on 18 September 1890, in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona Territory, United States, his father, James Jardine Shumway, was 24 and his mother, Mariah Antoinette Hatch, was 19. He married Jessie Ruth Standifird on 22 September 1909, in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Supervisorial District 3, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 24 March 1952, in Holbrook, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lester Shumway
Uldene Ramsay
Marriage: 5 April 1922
Jessie Ruth Shumway
Erna Shumway
Ruth Shumway
Lester Kent Shumway
Klye Ramsay Shumway
Bernice Shumway
Regina Shumway

Spouse and Children

5 April 1922
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: unexplained; possibly of French origin.

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

Story Highlight

Trafic accident of James Lester Shumway.

In 1952 Grant and Bernice Skinner and three children were living in Riverside, California. On my birthday 21 March we got a phone call that My Grandfather Shumway was involved in a one truck rol …

Sources (3)

  • James Lester Shumway, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James Lester Shumway, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lester Shumway in household of Mary A Standifird, "United States Census, 1910"

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