Wilford Cyrle James

Brief Life History of Wilford Cyrle

When Wilford Cyrle James was born on 28 March 1906, in La Salle, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, John H. James, was 44 and his mother, Caroline “Carrie” Leona Richardson, was 38. He married Annabelle Schatz on 24 March 1931, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Peru, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1979. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 10 July 1986, at the age of 80, and was buried in Peru City Cemetery, LaSalle, Illinois, United States.

Photos and Memories (3)

Do you know Wilford Cyrle? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Wilford Cyrle James
Annabelle Schatz
Marriage: 24 March 1931
Lee James

Sources (9)

  • Unknown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilford Cyril James, "Ohio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953"
  • Wilford C James, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

Spouse and Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.