James Milton Fayard

1 January 1898–1 May 1954 (Age 56)
Bay Saint Louis, Hancock, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James Milton

When James Milton Fayard was born on 1 January 1898, in Bay Saint Louis, Hancock, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Henry Fayard Sr, was 27 and his mother, Eleanor Vassali, was 17. He married Olivia Madeline Fayard in August 1921, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 May 1954, at the age of 56, and was buried in Saint Vincent de Paul Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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James Milton Fayard
Olivia Madeline Fayard
Marriage: August 1921
Milton James Fayard
Betty Joycelyn Fayard
Sylvia Fayard

Spouse and Children


    Olivia Madeline Fayard


August 1921
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 9

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Southern French: topographic name for someone living by a beech wood, from a derivative of Fay 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James M Fayard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Fayard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Miller Fayard in household of John Fayard, "United States Census, 1910"

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