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James Bertram "JB" Muff, Sr
Birth: Aug. 21, 1916
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1977
West Bengal, India

Son of Harry Muff and Marguerite Agnes Alsen, JB grew up in Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN.
Husband of:
1) Doris Arlene Emerson before 1939 in Minnesota.
2) Fetna Louise "Fette" Koory, whom he married on August 8, 1944, in Las Vegas, Clark, NE, and with whom he had three children: Janet, Nancy and James B. Muff Jr. They were divorced on October 12, 1959, in Clark Co., NE.
3) Annie Unknown.
An aircraft engineer by occupation, JB worked for a time with Pan American Airways, and then with the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), a group that pioneered air routes over "the Hump," transporting supplies and personnel during World War II.
After the War, he went into partnership with Eddie Quin, a pilot friend from CNAC and the Jam Sahib (read: Maharajah) of Nawanagar, India, to form a private airline. The airline, Jamair, moved from Jamnagar to Calcutta, India, and was eventually nationalized by the Indian Government (1953). To have his life's work overtaken like this was a terrible blow to JB, but he remained a Director of the company until his death in 1977.

Family links: 
  Harry Muff (1893 - 1985)
  Marguerite Agnes Alsen Muff (1897 - 1923)
  Fetna Louise Koory Britt (1920 - 2006)*
  Janet Muff (1947 - ____)*
  Nancy Ann Muff Ryba (1948 - 2012)*
  James Bertram Muff (1916 - 1977)
  Arthur Walter Muff (1918 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
"J. B."
James. B. Muff
21 August 1816
Minot, North Dakota, USA
29 July 1977
Bhowanipore Cemetery
West Bengal, India
Plot: Grave S-98
Maintained by: Janet Muff
Originally Created by: Nancy Muff Ryba
Record added: Oct 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42969675
James Bertram JB Muff, Sr
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James Bertram JB Muff, Sr
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James Bertram JB Muff, Sr
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- Carolee McGill-Barker
 Added: Jul. 3, 2016
We took a framed photo from our India trip to Jimmy and Karen's new house this evening. I propped it on a chest and leaned it against the wall. Then turned to walk out of the room, thinking we'd hang it later, when I heard in my head "ke-doing!" and imag...(Read more)
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