Joyce Claudene James

25 September 1928–18 March 2010 (Age 81)
Garza, Texas, United States

The Life of Joyce Claudene

When Joyce Claudene James was born on 25 September 1928, in Garza, Texas, United States, her father, Royal Blackshire James, was 37 and her mother, Evalena Whitworth, was 27. She married Leroy Rustle Bilberry on 24 June 1947, in Mitchell, Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Garza, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 March 2010, in Mesquite, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Seagoville, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leroy Rustle Bilberry
Joyce Claudene James
Marriage: 24 June 1947

Spouse and Children

24 June 1947
Mitchell, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Evelyn Elberta James


    Katie Mae James


    Ruth Guindola James


    Bertie Florene James



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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 1

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Claudine James in household of Roy B James, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joyce C James in household of Roy B James, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joyce Claudene James, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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