Pearl May James

18 July 1882–April 1981 (Age 98)
Wayne Township, Auglaize, Ohio, United States

The Life of Pearl May

Pearl May James was born on 18 July 1882, in Wayne Township, Auglaize, Ohio, United States as the daughter of John Henry James and Della E Carter. She married Clyde Arlington Dawson on 27 September 1903, in Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Delphos, Van Wert, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died in April 1981, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

Clyde Arlington Dawson
Pearl May James
Marriage: 27 September 1903
Jack M. Dawson

Spouse and Children

27 September 1903
Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry James


    Della E Carter




World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 24

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 26

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Pearl M Dawson in household of C A Dawson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl Dawson in household of Clyde A Dawson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Perly May James, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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