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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


William Henry James

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28931856/william-henry-james. "He was the son of Peter H. James and Nancy Jane McKenzie. He was born 22 Apr 1865 in what was then Johnson County, but would become Hood County in just a couple of years. He lived his entire life on the same farm that he was born on. He married Eliza Jane Day on 23 Dec 1888 in Hood County, Texas. They had 4 children; Roy Day James, Elvus Thomas James, Loyd James and Basil Jesse James." Image.


Eliza Jane Day

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28931903. "She was the daughter of Jepsey Lawrence Day and Mary Elizabeth Hardin. She married William Henry James on 23 Dec 1888 in Hood County, Texas. They had 4 children; Roy Day James, Elvus Thomas James, Loyd James and Basil Jesse James." Image.


Amos Davis Lewis

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13560856/amos-davis-lewis. "son of Thomas P. Lewis - Hannah Elizabeth Hopkins

Amos Davis Lewis married Sarah Frances Day on 23 September 1900 at Granbury, Texas.

Services for Amos Davis Lewis were held at Palo Pinto Christian Church.

He had been an invalid the past 18 months. He came to Texas in 1890 and had lived in Palo Pinto County since 1900. He carried the mail from Mineral Wells to Palo Pinto to Santo from 1900-1912. He was a retired stock farmer and a member of the Christian Church since 1900

Survived by his wife; two sons - Wilburn and Oliver Lewis; two daughters - Mrs. Wynell King and Mrs. Cora Jean Baugh; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Contributed by Dorman Holub." Image.


Sarah Frances Amanda Day

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13560857/sarah-frances-lewis. "Amos Davis Lewis married Sarah Frances Day on 23 September 1900 at Granbury, Texas." Image.


Amos Davis Lewis Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13514627/amos-davis-lewis. Image.


Elmo Lee Lewis

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121239263/elmo-lee-lewis. Image.


Albert E Lashey Head

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28890193/albert-e-head. "Ab was the son of Alvin E. Head and Harriat M. Barton. He married Cora Lee Day on July 01, 1903 in Hood County, Texas. They lived most of their lives on a farm 1/2 mile due west of Acton." Image.


Cora Lee Day

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28890281/cora-lee-head. "Cora was the daughter of Jepsey Lawrence Day and Mary Elizabeth Hardin. She married Albert E. Head July 01, 1903 in Hood County, Texas. They lived most of their lives on a farm 1/2 mile due west of Acton." Image.


Roy Day James

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8861600/roy-day-james. "Private, 1st Gas Regiment World War I.

Roy was the son of William H. and Eliza (Day) James. He married Nora W. Tidwell on September 10, 1920. They had 1 child, Doris L. James who married Henry E. Cleveland. Roy married Anna L. Cleveland on May 23, 1933. They had 2 children, Billy C. James and Shirley J. James.

Roy suffered from the effects of mustard gas poisoning he received during his service in WWI. These chronic problems continued to worsen until he finally died from its effects over 20 years after the war." Image.


Nora Winnie Tidwell

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46536169/nora-winnie-lester. "Nora Winnie Tidwell was born July 29, 1901 in Granbury, Hood County, Texas. She died January 26, 1972 in Dallas, Texas. Her first husband was Roy James who is buried in Acton Cemetery as well, they were married on September 10, 1920. She and Roy had one daughter, Doris Loraine James who married Henry Earl Cleveland in 1938." Image.


Roy Day James

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8861600/roy-day-james. "Private, 1st Gas Regiment World War I.

Roy was the son of William H. and Eliza (Day) James. He married Nora W. Tidwell on September 10, 1920. They had 1 child, Doris L. James who married Henry E. Cleveland. Roy married Anna L. Cleveland on May 23, 1933. They had 2 children, Billy C. James and Shirley J. James.

Roy suffered from the effects of mustard gas poisoning he received during his service in WWI. These chronic problems continued to worsen until he finally died from its effects over 20 years after the war." Image.


Anna Lee Cleveland

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29810220/anna-lee-harden. "Anna Lee was the daughter of Carolton O. Cleveland and Kate Massey. Anna Lee married Roy Day James on 23 May 1933 in Hood County. They had two children, Billy Carlton James and Shirley Jo James. Roy passed away on 22 May 1939 in Acton. Anna Lee married Byron Harden on 31 January 1942. They were together until his death on 23 May 1988 in Granbury.

Anna Lee Harden
ACTON - Anna Lee Harden, a lifelong resident of Hood County, passed away Friday, August 18, 2000, at her home at age 87. Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury. Burial: Acton Cemetery.

Anna Lee graduated from Granbury High School in 1931 and remained in the Acton area all her life. After World War II, she and her husband, Byron Harden, operated a small grocery store in Acton. Mrs. Harden was a longtime member of Acton Baptist Church. Throughout her life, she focused her attention on her family, providing strength and encouragement.

Survivors: Daughter, Shirley McConal of Cross Plains; son, Billy C. James of Acton; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Wiley Funeral Home Granbury, (817) 573-3000
(source: Fort Worth Star Telegram - 19 August 2000 - p.13)." Image.


Elvus Thomas James

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28930783/elvus-thomas-james. "He was the child of William Henry James and Eliza Jane Day. Born in and lived his entire life in the Acton community of Hood County, Texas. He married Annie Bell Kaylor on January 5, 1935 in Hood County. They had three children; Charles Lynn James, Wendell Lee James and Joan Elain James Bupp.

James -
Elvus James, Granbury, 74, passed away Monday.
Survivors: Wife, Annie Bell; daughter, Miss Joan James, Acton; sons, Charles, Acton & Wendell, Watauga; three grand-children; brother, Jesse B. James, Fort Worth.

Services 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Martin's Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Acton Cemetery. Arrangements Martin's Funeral Home, Granbury.

(source: Fort Worth Star Telegram)." Image.


Elvus Thomas James

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28930783/elvus-thomas-james. "He was the child of William Henry James and Eliza Jane Day. Born in and lived his entire life in the Acton community of Hood County, Texas. He married Annie Bell Kaylor on January 5, 1935 in Hood County. They had three children; Charles Lynn James, Wendell Lee James and Joan Elain James Bupp.

James -
Elvus James, Granbury, 74, passed away Monday.
Survivors: Wife, Annie Bell; daughter, Miss Joan James, Acton; sons, Charles, Acton & Wendell, Watauga; three grand-children; brother, Jesse B. James, Fort Worth.

Services 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Martin's Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Acton Cemetery. Arrangements Martin's Funeral Home, Granbury.

(source: Fort Worth Star Telegram)." Image.


Annie Belle Kaylor

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28930822/annie-bell-james. "Annie Bell James
Granbury - Annie Bell James, 87, a homemaker, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at Granbury Care Center after a prolonged illness. Grave side service: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in Acton Cemetery in Hood County.

Daughter of George Oscar Kaylor and Tellie Jane Hutchins, Annie Bell was born September 30th 1912 in Walnut Springs, Texas. She lived in Iredell until the early 1920's. Moving to Hood County she lived the remainder of her life near Acton. She was a member of Acton Baptist Church.

Annie Bell was preceded in death in 1975 by her husband Elvus Thomas James, in 1989 by her son Wendell Lee James, in 1994 by her sister Earline Blackburn.

Survivors: Son, Charles Lynn James of Acton; daughter, Joan Elain Bupp of Acton; daughter-in-law, Claudean James of North Richland Hills; sister-in-law, Anna Lee Harden of Acton; grandchildren; Scott James of Acton, Rory James of Lake Worth, and Lelaina Jordan of Bedford; great-grandchildren; Aaron James, Ashley James, Amanda James, Janea James, Cameron Jordan, and Chanler Jordan.

(source: Hood County News, Obituary for Annie Bell James)." Image.


Jessie Basil James

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28930965/jesse-basil-james. "Jesse was the son of William Henry James and Eliza Jane Day.

Death Notices - James
Jesse Basil James, 4109 Wayside, on Friday, January 11. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Lucy James, Fort Worth; son, Professor W. J. Bradberry, Philippines; several nephews and nieces including Billy James, Charles James, Acton, Wendall James, Watauga, Joan James, Acton. Friends may call at Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, 702 Eighth Avenue, where services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday. Harold Ramsey officiating. Pallbearers: T. Y. Gallaspy, Jack Campbell, Harold Martin, Jim Polbadore, Jim Edwards, Bill Hoffman. Honorary Pallbearers: Dan Cresson, Clifford May, Clarence Mann, J. H. Tatum, John Jamieson, Dr. N. A. Hensley, Jack Bridges, Bill Martin, Joe Quick. Interment Acton Cemetery. Arrangements Harveson & Cole. 336-0345." Image.


Jessie Basil James

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28930965/jesse-basil-james. "Jesse was the son of William Henry James and Eliza Jane Day.

Death Notices - James
Jesse Basil James, 4109 Wayside, on Friday, January 11. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Lucy James, Fort Worth; son, Professor W. J. Bradberry, Philippines; several nephews and nieces including Billy James, Charles James, Acton, Wendall James, Watauga, Joan James, Acton. Friends may call at Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, 702 Eighth Avenue, where services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday. Harold Ramsey officiating. Pallbearers: T. Y. Gallaspy, Jack Campbell, Harold Martin, Jim Polbadore, Jim Edwards, Bill Hoffman. Honorary Pallbearers: Dan Cresson, Clifford May, Clarence Mann, J. H. Tatum, John Jamieson, Dr. N. A. Hensley, Jack Bridges, Bill Martin, Joe Quick. Interment Acton Cemetery. Arrangements Harveson & Cole. 336-0345." Image.


Jessie Basil James

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28930965/jesse-basil-james. "Jesse was the son of William Henry James and Eliza Jane Day.

Death Notices - James
Jesse Basil James, 4109 Wayside, on Friday, January 11. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Lucy James, Fort Worth; son, Professor W. J. Bradberry, Philippines; several nephews and nieces including Billy James, Charles James, Acton, Wendall James, Watauga, Joan James, Acton. Friends may call at Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, 702 Eighth Avenue, where services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday. Harold Ramsey officiating. Pallbearers: T. Y. Gallaspy, Jack Campbell, Harold Martin, Jim Polbadore, Jim Edwards, Bill Hoffman. Honorary Pallbearers: Dan Cresson, Clifford May, Clarence Mann, J. H. Tatum, John Jamieson, Dr. N. A. Hensley, Jack Bridges, Bill Martin, Joe Quick. Interment Acton Cemetery. Arrangements Harveson & Cole. 336-0345." Image.


Lucy Margaret Thompson

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28931530/lucy-margaret-james. "She was the daughter of James Norris Thompson and Stella Laura Hurd. She married Basil Jesse James on July 8, 1954 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.

Lucy Thompson James
FORT WORTH - Lucy Thompson James, 94, a retired store manager in the millinery department at Monnig's, died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at a Fort Worth hospice. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Acton Cemetery. Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas.

Lucy James was born September 30, 1903, in Alabama. She was a member of the North Fort Worth Woman's Club and was a Lady Elk. She was the widow of Jesse B. James.

Survivors: Son, William James Bradberry, Ph.D., C.P.A., and his wife, Carlotta Maria Barrios Bradberry; grandchildren, Ramona Lucy Bradberry, Rosario Maria Stella Bradberry, Sally Vera Carlota Escuin, Margaret Francesca Bradberry and William James Bradberry II; great-grandchild, Marq William Mendiola; cousins, Leon and Jean Hurd, Sue Hurd, Danny Kirkland, John Kirkland Jr., Mary Sue Lanham, Betty Speir, Ruth Bailey, Myrtle Herston, Margaret Blomeley and Betty Thacker; and nephew, Charles James.

Thompson's Harveson & Cole 702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345.
(source: Fort Worth Star Telegram – 11 July 1998 – p.11)." Image.