Gerald Wayne James

Male13 January 1934–3 April 2007

Brief Life History of Gerald Wayne

When Gerald Wayne James was born on 13 January 1934, in Benton, Saline, Arkansas, United States, his father, Orville Jesse James, was 23 and his mother, Locie Gladys Chastain, was 20. He married Betty Lou Thomas on 5 July 1957. He lived in Saline Township, Saline, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 3 April 2007, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Alexander, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States.

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Gerald Wayne James
Betty Lou Thomas
Marriage: 5 July 1957

Sources (6)

  • Gerald James in household of Orville James, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gerald W James, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Gerald James in entry for Orville J James, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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  • Marriage
    5 July 1957
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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 1

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    1935 · The Social Security Act

    Age 1

    This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.

    1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

    Age 21

    The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

    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.

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