Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Jonathen G. JAMES

            2nd Great Grandfather Jonathen [John] G. JAMES 

From the February 20, 1913 issue of the Sandy Valley Press: John G. JAMES

The death of John G James occurred Friday night at 11:40 o'clock at his home at 542 South Liberty Avenue, Alliance. Mr James was born on Oct 31, 1839, he was united in marriage to Margaret Jones. To this union were born nine children; eight of whom, with his widow, survive.

They are Mrs E C Branfield, 447 South Liberty Avenue; Mrs Arthur Thomas, 939 South Liberty Ave; Mrs Margaretta Bottomy and Richard at home, David C James of Akron; Lewis James of New Philadelphia; Mrs F P Bowman and Samuel James of Magnolia. Two sisters are living in Wales. There are also 24 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He, with his family, moved to this country 42 years ago and settled in Scranton, Pa. He moved to Alliance 12 years ago from Lindentree, where he has since resided. Two years ago, Mr and Mrs James celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Funeral services were held Monday.

1- still no idea what the 'G' stands for except that it is a 'G' in all other references
2- lived at 542 South Liberty Avenue, Alliance OHIO in 1913
3- died at home in Alliance, Ohio 1913
4- born Oct 31, 1839
5- married Margaret Jones  [1861 in Wales- I have marriage certificate]
6- nine children; 8 living 1913
7-  4 children living on same street as parents or at parents home
8- shows where all 8 children live and their married names
9- two sisters living in Wales [need to check Wales Census 1870-1920 for parents & sisters]
10- immigrated 42 years ago - [about 1870-1871 - son born in Dec 1870 in Providence PA near Scranton]
11- first settling in Scranton PA- [son David born Dec 1870 but next child born 1873 in Trumbull Co OH- I have looked and looked at the 1870 Census and have not found this family- David would have been born after 1870 Census was taken but the rest of the family was in the country - maybe arrived just after census taken]
12- more on Lindentree [Rose Township, Carroll County, Ohio- coal boomtown, railroad- makes sense since these are coal miners]
13- 12 years living in Alliance, Stark Co., Ohio
14- 1911 celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary  [need to check newspapers for a write up of celebration in Alliance Ohio]

Looks like I still have a few items to research....... 

                                            Do you see anything I missed? 

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