James Fred Pierce

29 March 1915–5 September 1970 (Age 55)
Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Fred

When James Fred Pierce was born on 29 March 1915, in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Shelton Pierce, was 21 and his mother, Mary Ollie Bondurant, was 19. He married Edith Viola Byerly on 22 June 1935, in Danville, Virginia, United States. He lived in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1935. He died on 5 September 1970, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

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James Fred Pierce
Edith Viola Byerly
Marriage: 22 June 1935

Spouse and Children

22 June 1935
Danville, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Virginia Pierce



    William Shelton Pierce Jr.


    Mary Pierce


    Doris Fern Pierce


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 2

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James F Pierce, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James F Pierce, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Fred Pierce in entry for Frederick Allen Bass and June Loretta Pierce, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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