James S. Colyar

Male12 October 1864–6 February 1921

Brief Life History of James S.

When James S. Colyar was born on 12 October 1864, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Elbert Franklin Sevier Colyar, was 35 and his mother, Harriet Saphrona Smiley, was 27. He married Edna Shropshire on 8 June 1887, in Fulton, Georgia, United States. He lived in Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Wayne, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 6 February 1921, in Port Richey, Pasco, Florida, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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James S. Colyar
Edna Shropshire
Marriage: 8 June 1887

Sources (9)

  • James S Colyar, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James S. Colyar, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • James S. Colyar, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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  • Marriage
    8 June 1887Fulton, Georgia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1865 · Sultana Tragedy

    Age 1

    In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 17

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Collier .

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

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