James Walker Tipton

13 July 1894–21 April 1964 (Age 69)
Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Walker

When James Walker Tipton was born on 13 July 1894, in Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, United States, his father, Walter Scott Tipton, was 37 and his mother, Patti Lucile Howard, was 21. He married Alpha Heath Johnson on 23 July 1919, in Virginia, United States. He lived in Pine Creek Magisterial District, Carroll, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Dublin, Ireland in 1920. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 21 April 1964, in Danville, Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, United States.

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James Walker Tipton
Alpha Heath Johnson
Marriage: 23 July 1919

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23 July 1919
Virginia, 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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from a place in the West Midlands, recorded in Domesday Book as Tibintone, probably ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Tibba’, an Old English personal name of obscure origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • James W Tipton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James W Tipton in household of Walter S Tipton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James W Tipton in household of Walter S Tipton, "United States Census, 1900"

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