James Arthur File

23 November 1908–22 July 1964 (Age 55)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Arthur

When James Arthur File was born on 23 November 1908, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, James David File, was 33 and his mother, Joicey Avaline Whitley, was 22. He lived in Salisbury Township, Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 1964. He died on 22 July 1964, in Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States.

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James David File
Joicey Avaline Whitley
James Arthur File
Marshall William File
Daisey E File
Minnie Alice File

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 10

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Feil or Pfeil .2 Hungarian: variant of Füle, pet form of the personal name Fülöp, Hungarian form of Philip .3 Translation of French Lalime .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J Arther File in household of James David File, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arthur File in household of David File, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur File in household of J David File, "United States Census, 1940"

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