Calvin Meads James

13 January 1915–13 January 1964 (Age 49)
Pasquotank, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Calvin Meads

When Calvin Meads James was born on 13 January 1915, in Pasquotank, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States, his father, Augustus Harlie BAKER, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Burgess "Maggie" Jackson, was 34. He married Ida Lee Games on 23 June 1940, in Dare, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Salem, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 13 January 1964, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States.

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Calvin Meads James
Ida Lee Games
Marriage: 23 June 1940

Spouse and Children

23 June 1940
Dare, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 2

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 14

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Calvin James in household of Augustus H Baker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Calvin M James, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Calvin Meads James, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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