James Wesley Boatwright

30 June 1925–31 January 2007 (Age 81)
District 1309, Laurens, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Wesley

When James Wesley Boatwright was born on 30 June 1925, in District 1309, Laurens, Georgia, United States, his father, George Francis Boatwright, was 44 and his mother, Gertrude Jones, was 31. He died on 31 January 2007, at the age of 81, and was buried in Harlem, Columbia, Georgia, United States.

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James Wesley Boatwright
Betty Jean Morris

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Parents and Siblings

    George Francis Boatwright





World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 17

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a boat builder, from Middle English bot(e) ‘boat’ + wright ‘maker’, ‘craftsman’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Wesley Boatwright, "Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • James Wesley Boatwright, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1930 United States Federal Census

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