James Jewell Lott

13 June 1924–18 March 1996 (Age 71)
Anson, Jones, Texas, United States

The Life of James Jewell

When James Jewell Lott was born on 13 June 1924, in Anson, Jones, Texas, United States, his father, John Jewel Lott, was 25 and his mother, Mattie Daisy Smart, was 26. He married Mary Francis Myers on 8 May 1943, in Anson, Jones, Texas, United States. He lived in Dallas, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Cherokee, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 18 March 1996, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Anson, Jones, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Jewell Lott
Mary Francis Myers
Marriage: 8 May 1943

Spouse and Children


    Mary Francis Myers


8 May 1943
Anson, Jones, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Clara Mae Lott




    Otis Gaylon Lott


    Delmer Lott


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 5

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a medieval personal name brought to England by the Normans, of uncertain origin. It may be the Hebrew personal name Lot ‘covering’, which was relatively popular in northern France, or a reduced form of various names formed with the diminutive suffix -lot (originally a combination of -el + -ot), commonly used with women's names.2 English: from Middle English lot(t)e ‘lot’, ‘portion’ (Old English hlot), in the sense of an allotted share of land, hence a status name for someone who held such a plot.3 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a plumber or lead roofer, from lood ‘lead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Lott in household of John J Lott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James F Lott in household of John J Lott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Jewell Lott, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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