Florence May James

8 November 1894–15 June 1982 (Age 87)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Florence May

When Florence May James was born on 8 November 1894, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, William Francis James, was 37 and her mother, Julia Ellen Whitehead, was 34. She married Thomas Leland Newey on 20 March 1914, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States in 1940 and Chico, Butte, California, United States in 1962. She died on 15 June 1982, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Leland Newey
Florence May James
Marriage: 20 March 1914
Leland Lavell Newey
Don Carylile Newey

Spouse and Children

20 March 1914
Weber, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 2

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.

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Florence May James Huddleston in household of Laurel Ray Huddleston, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Florence Huddleston in household of Laurel W Huddleston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence Newey in household of Leland Newey, "United States Census, 1920"

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