James Elvis Mobley

16 May 1905–29 November 1963 (Age 58)
Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Elvis

When James Elvis Mobley was born on 16 May 1905, in Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States, his father, James Erasamus Mobley, was 27 and his mother, Allie Mae Penney, was 24. He married Bethel Florene Dobbs on 8 August 1931, in Doniphan, White, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Breckenridge Township, Greene, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Doniphan Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 29 November 1963, in Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Elvis Mobley
Bethel Florene Dobbs
Marriage: 8 August 1931
Earl Lavell Mobley
Donald Neil Mobley

Spouse and Children


    Bethel Florene Dobbs


8 August 1931
Doniphan, White, Arkansas, United States


    Earl Lavell Mobley


    Donald Neil Mobley


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Diamonds Found Near Murfreesboro

Age 1

In a 37- acre plowed field in  a state park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas visitors are able to go looking for diamonds. This was the site for the first diamond discovery in 1906. Through the years more than 33,100 diamonds have been found at the Crater of Diamonds. 
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 17

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Moberley .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elnis Mobley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elvis in household of James Molly, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elvis J Mobley in household of James E Mobley, "United States Census, 1930"

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