Paul James

18 July 1892–7 April 1953 (Age 60)
Jonesville, Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Paul

When Paul James was born on 18 July 1892, in Jonesville, Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Thomas James, was 23 and his mother, Cynthia Elizabeth Carter, was 28. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Edna L McGowan. He lived in Pinckney, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Union, Union, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 April 1953, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Rosemont Cemetery, Union, Union, South Carolina, United States.

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Paul James
Edna L McGowan
John Douglas James
Harold Wilbur James
Ann James

Spouse and Children


    Edna L McGowan




    John Douglas James


    Harold Wilbur James


    Ann James


Parents and Siblings


    Cynthia Elizabeth Carter




    Wylie James




    Elam Douglas James


    Marvin James


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

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.

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)

  • Paul James, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Paul James, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul Johnies in household of John T Johnies, "United States Census, 1910"

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