Ida Ellen James

Female1899–11 February 1989

Brief Life History of Ida Ellen

When Ida Ellen James was born in 1899, in Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Middleton James, was 38 and her mother, Melissa Pearson, was 30. She married Ralph Benjamin Coen on 8 November 1922, in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States for about 5 years and Fort Osage Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 11 February 1989, in Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Benjamin Coen
1897–1965
Ida Ellen James
1899–1989
Marriage: 8 November 1922
Norma Louise Coen
1923–1980
Dorothy Lee Coen
1925–2015
Juanita Coen
1927–2006
Martha Patricia Coen
1940–2016

Sources (5)

  • Ida Coln in household of Ralph B Coln, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ida E Coen, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Ida James Coen in entry for Juanita Davis, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1922Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 1

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

    Age 1

    A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 24

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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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