Samuel Edwin "Sammy" James

26 December 1935–17 January 2007 (Age 71)
Newlin, Hall, Texas, United States

The Life of Samuel Edwin "Sammy"

When Samuel Edwin "Sammy" James was born on 26 December 1935, in Newlin, Hall, Texas, United States, his father, Nathaniel Thompson James, was 23 and his mother, Eulah Rose Wheeler, was 25. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Hall, Texas, United States in 1940 and Waldron, Scott, Arkansas, United States in 2007. He died on 17 January 2007, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Green Ridge, Scott, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Thompson James
1912–1977
Eulah Rose Wheeler
1910–2001
Samuel Edwin "Sammy" James
1935–2007
Donald Lynn "Blow" James
1941–2007

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 14

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 19

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sammy E James in household of Nathaniel T James, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel Edwin James, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Samuel Edwin James, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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