James Quincy Wilfong

5 March 1877–24 June 1964 (Age 87)
Hunt, Texas, United States

The Life of James Quincy

When James Quincy Wilfong was born on 5 March 1877, in Hunt, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Ruffin Wilfong, was 26 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Gore, was 20. He married Myrtle Roberta Sittel on 6 February 1918, in Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Caney, Atoka, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Holtville, Imperial, California, United States in 1930. He died on 24 June 1964, in El Centro, Imperial, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, El Centro, Imperial, California, United States.

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James Quincy Wilfong
Myrtle Roberta Sittel
Marriage: 6 February 1918
Jennie M Wilfong
Nowassa Bernetta Wilfong
Farish Harold Wilfong
Estul Quincy Wilfong
Thomas Reuben Wilfong
Omer Britten Wilfong
Leonard Ray Wilfong

Spouse and Children

6 February 1918
Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States


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    Thomas Ruffin Wilfong





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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Wildfang, a nickname from Middle High German wiltvanc ‘stranger’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Wilfong in household of Thomas Wilfong, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Q Wilfong in household of Thos R Wilfong, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jim O Willfong, "United States Census, 1930"

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