Mable James

1915–2003 (Age 87)
Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States

The Life of Mable

When Mable James was born on 13 November 1915, in Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States, her father, John Willard James, was 27 and her mother, Charlotte Lorana Nelson, was 23. She married Leslie Jay Richey on 14 May 1931, in Apache, Cochise, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Supervisorial District 1, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States in 1950. She died on 17 August 2003, in Oak Harbor, Island, Washington, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oak Harbor, Island, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mable James
Leslie Jay Richey
Marriage: 14 May 1931
Jay Willard Richey
Forest Moroni Richey
Scharlotte Richey
Autumn Richey

Spouse & Children

14 May 1931
Apache, Cochise, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 1

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight


JOHN WILLARD JAMES CHARLOTTE LORANA NELSON JAMES John Willard James was born on September 4, 1888 in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was the son of Joseph Henry James and Mary Eliza Bloomfi …

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Sources (3)

  • Mable James Richey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mabel Richey in household of Leslie Joy Richey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mable James in household of Merry E James, "United States Census, 1930"

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