Arthur Downey James

29 August 1919–1 February 2010 (Age 90)
Haralson, Georgia, United States

The Life of Arthur Downey

When Arthur Downey James was born on 29 August 1919, in Haralson, Georgia, United States, his father, Hooten Ashby James, was 50 and his mother, Mary Ethel " Mamie" Garner, was 38. He lived in Tallapoosa, Haralson, Georgia, United States for about 15 years and Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 1 February 2010, at the age of 90, and was buried in Polk, Georgia, United States.

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Hooten Ashby James
Mary Ethel " Mamie" Garner
Nonnie Lola James
Ruth Estelle James
Maxine James
John Thomas James
Arthur Downey James
Mary Patience James

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 3

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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  • Arthur D James in household of Horten A James, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur D James in household of Horton A James, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur D James in household of Hooten A James, "United States Census, 1920"

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