James Walter Pritchett

27 September 1914–25 January 2000 (Age 85)
Illinois, United States

The Life of James Walter

When James Walter Pritchett was born on 27 September 1914, in Illinois, United States, his father, James Walter Pritchett, was 31 and his mother, Laura Agnes Averitt, was 25. He lived in Niantic, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 25 January 2000, in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 85.

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James Walter Pritchett
Laura Agnes Averitt
Lois Averitt Pritchett
Mary Agnes Pritchett
James Walter Pritchett
John Frank Pritchett
Charlotte Ann Pritchett

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 4

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard ’. Compare Pritchard .2 English (Midlands): from a diminutive of Middle English prik(e), prich ‘point’, ‘prick’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any of various pointed instruments, or a nickname for a tall, thin man.

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

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  • James W Pritchett in household of James F Pritchett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James W Pritchett in household of James W Pritchett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Walter Pritchett, "North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948"

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