Herschel Franklin James

Male24 July 1905–13 August 1986

Brief Life History of Herschel Franklin

When Herschel Franklin James was born on 24 July 1905, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, his father, Robert Wesley James, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann "Molly" Jackson, was 22. He married Minnie Mae Springer on 20 August 1925, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Election Precinct 4 Cross Roads, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 August 1986, in Rogersville, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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Herschel Franklin James
Minnie Mae Springer
Marriage: 20 August 1925
Carl Alton James
J P James
Robert Earl James

Sources (8)

  • Herschel Janes in household of Bob Janes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • H. F. James, "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957"
  • Hershel James, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1925Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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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 · Licencing Butchers

    Age 1

    A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.


    Age 22

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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