James Heron Tidwell

23 November 1912–11 September 1950 (Age 37)
Finley, Dyer, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Heron

When James Heron Tidwell was born on 23 November 1912, in Finley, Dyer, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jonas Martin Tidwell, was 25 and his mother, Laura M Ellis, was 23. He married Junia Mae Emmerson in 1933, in Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Willow Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Walnut Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 11 September 1950, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno, California, United States.

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James Heron Tidwell
Junia Mae Emmerson
Marriage: 1933

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Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 5

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 11

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Tid(e)swell, a habitational name from Tideswell in Derbyshire, so named from the Old English personal name Tīdi + Old English wella ‘spring’.

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

Sources (3)

  • James H Tidwell in household of Jonas M Tidwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James H Tidwell in household of Samuel Tidwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James H Tidwell, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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