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Howard Thomas James, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1896
Ashland
Jackson County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1977
Valencia
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Howard was the son of Thomas Francis James and Emma Howard. His father was a mining geologist and consultant. Howard and his father traveled around together mining during Howard's teenage years. At one point they discovered and staked their claim on a turquoise mine in Nevada. In 1919 Howard started working for the Los Angeles City Fire Department. He studied for and passed the California Bar Exam in 1924. He became a lawyer so that he could sue the fire department to get better hours for the firemen; he won. He practiced law on his days off from the fire department and continued his law practice until he retired in the early 1970s. He retired from L.A. Fire on March 16, 1940 from Engine Company 43. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Francis James (1858 - 1928)
  Emma Howard James (1869 - 1912)
 
 Spouses:
  Madeline Neville Calhoun Rabe (1907 - 1951)
  Hortense Lorine Orr James (1897 - 1923)*
  Noma Vyrle Pollett James (1907 - 1987)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Howard James (1928 - 1988)*
  Darlene Madeline James Murrill (1933 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: VintageVyrle
Record added: Apr 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51710760
Howard Thomas James, Sr
Added by: VintageVyrle
 
Howard Thomas James, Sr
Added by: Linda Carole Mustion
 
Howard Thomas James, Sr
Added by: VintageVyrle
 
 
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The man on the left is my great grandfather Thomas Francis and the right is my grandfather Howard Thomas. I love you and miss you. Rest in Peace!
- Debbie James
 Added: Jan. 30, 2013
I miss you Grandpa. Rest in Peace.
- Debbie James
 Added: Jul. 5, 2012

- Linda Carole Mustion
 Added: Mar. 13, 2011
 
 
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