James Wallace Crenshaw

9 November 1895–7 February 1978 (Age 82)
Mount Pleasant, Marshall, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James Wallace

When James Wallace Crenshaw was born on 9 November 1895, in Mount Pleasant, Marshall, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Ford Crenshaw, was 23 and his mother, Roxie A. Polk, was 20. He married Eleanor Elma Boone on 23 August 1919, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 7 February 1978, in Alamo Heights, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery South, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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James Wallace Crenshaw
Eleanor Elma Boone
Marriage: 23 August 1919

Spouse and Children

23 August 1919
Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Ford Crenshaw


    Roxie A. Polk





    Nona Lorena Crenshaw


    Lilla Mary Crenshaw


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.

Age 20

Find A Grave Memorials shows the earliest burial in this cemetery was in 1915. Hazel Irene Snyder BIRTH 18 Feb 1897 Illinois, USA DEATH 14 Apr 1915 (aged 18) Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA BURIAL Forest Hill Cemetery-South Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA MEMORIAL ID 163100819 · View Source

Age 22

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Cranshaw .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jimmie Crenshaw Jr. in household of Jim Crenshaw, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Crenshaw in household of James Crenshaw, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James W Crenshaw, "United States Census, 1930"

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