James Formby is the son of Abijah Fountain Formby and Mary Jane CLOUD Formby. James registered for the World War I Darft on 5 Jun 1917 at the age of 28, and for the World War II Draft in 1942 at the age of 53. James served in World War I as a Private in the 162 Depot Brigade for Arkansas.
On the headstone application for James E. Formby his name was correctly spelled as James E. Formby. Then for some unknown reason the spelling was changed to James E. Fornby.