James Watson Rollins

24 May 1856–10 December 1917 (Age 61)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life Summary of James Watson

When James Watson Rollins was born on 24 May 1856, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, his father, James Henry Rollins, was 39 and his mother, Eveline Crissy Walker, was 33. He married Harriet Ann Eyre on 14 December 1881, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 10 December 1917, in Lyman, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Lyman City Cemetery, Lyman, Uinta, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Watson Rollins
1856–1917
Harriet Ann Eyre
1864–1934
Marriage: 14 December 1881
Watson Loraine Rollins
1882–1978
Henry Melvin Rollins
1886–1971
Leona June Rollins
1889–1931
George Leon Rollins
1893–1995
Irene Rollins
1894–1991
James Hayward Rollins
1896–1986
Harriet Evelyn Rollins
1900–1992
Joseph Leslie Rollins
1902–1988
Porter Eyre Rollins
1904–1992
Ruby Rollins
1907–1991

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1881St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 1
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    1863
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 19
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Rolling , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Rolling
    Rollings

    Story Highlight

    A Short Story of the Life of Ida M. Rollins Hamblin -- by Ida M. Rollins

    I was born of goodly parents in a very primitive cottonwood log house with a dirt roof on the 2nd day of October 1862 in a small pioneer village situated on the banks of the Bear River in the southwes …

    Sources (42)

    • Jas W Rawlins in household of J H Rawlins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • O. Watson L. Rollins in entry for Darius Matthew Syme and Harriet Evaline Rollins, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John W. Rallins in entry for Leona Rallins Pearce, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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