Wilbur Braxton James

Brief Life History of Wilbur Braxton

When Wilbur Braxton James was born on 27 March 1910, in Tilden, Madison, Nebraska, United States, his father, Braxton Lafayette James, was 35 and his mother, Anna C Sessler, was 26. He lived in Madison, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Grant Township, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 6 December 1985, in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Tilden, Antelope, Nebraska, United States.

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Wilbur Braxton James
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  • Wilber James, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbur Braxton James, "Nebraska, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Wilbur James, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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