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Thomas Howard James
Birth: Sep. 7, 1928
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1988
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA

"Tommy" was the son of Howard Thomas James, Sr., and Madeline Neville Calhoun. During his lifetime, Tommy was a restaurateur, a real estate developer, a patented inventor, a bongo player, and a co-owner of race horses. He first married Marilyn Ann Smith in Los Angeles in September of 1953. The couple had 2 beautiful daughters. Sadly, their marriage ended in divorce in the late 1950s. Tommy remarried a second time and had another daughter. Unfortunately this second marriage also ended in divorce. Tommy died far too young and before his time. He was a lover of life and a jokester. On May 5, 1959, about 100 miles off the coast of California on the "Matsonia", a ship operated by Matson Navigation Company, returning from Hawaii, Tommy dropped a beer bottle in the water with a note inside, and it was found two years later by a family in the Philippines. The story was reported in "The Los Angeles Mirror" on April 4, 1963. Tommy loved horses and horse racing. He was part owner of a horse named "No Wax" who won races in 1980 at Caliente. He was also part owner of a horse named "Isan Zah" who won races in 1979.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Howard Thomas James (1896 - 1977)
  Madeline Neville Calhoun Rabe (1907 - 1951)
 
 Sibling:
  Thomas Howard James (1928 - 1988)
  Darlene Madeline James Murrill (1933 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CPL US ARMY KOREA
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Plot: SECTION MA SITE 93
 
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Originally Created by: Marie & Dale V.
Record added: Jun 25, 2006
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Thomas Howard James
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A Veteran of the United States Army. Your Country thanks you for your service! "This We'll Defend"
- John & Ruth Clackler
 Added: Jan. 3, 2014
I miss you Daddy every day. Rest in peace. See you soon!!!
- Debbie James
 Added: Aug. 26, 2012
 
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