Herbert Lister James

24 January 1853–1933 (Age 79)
Acomb, Yorkshire, England

The Life Summary of Herbert Lister

When Herbert Lister James was born on 24 January 1853, in Acomb, Yorkshire, England, his father, William Rhodes James, was 35 and his mother, Mary Lister, was 27. He married Mary Vidal James on 12 May 1880, in Exeter, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ward 2 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died in 1933, in California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Lister James
Mary Vidal James
Marriage: 12 May 1880
Samuel Lister James
Kathleen Mary James

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 May 1880Exeter, Devon, England
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 4
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 22
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Sources (28)

    • Herbert F James, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Herbert S James in household of William R James, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Herbert L James, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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