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James A Wieden
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1920, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1965
San Joaquin County
California, USA

Born: March 19, 1920
Died: December 5, 1965
Residence: Lodi, CA

James Wieden, was an Agricultural Teacher at the Preston School of Industry in Ione, California. On the day of December 2, 1965 he was brutally attacked by two wards, William Dunlap and Robert Stalcup. The boys stole his vehicle and wallet and were later apprehended in Southern California where they were tried as adults for James' murder.

Although he passed away from his injuries, he did not die at Preston as many people claim. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries several days later (December 5th).

He was survived by his wife Edmee Wieden.

Funeral Services were held at the Lodi Funeral Home, Elders S.S. Rutan and Ivan Kurtz presided over the services and burial took place at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.

The high school at the Preston School of Industry was named after James Wieden in honor of the memory of their fallen instructor.

-Biography by J'aime Rubio
author of "Behind The Walls: A Historical Expose'of the Preston School of Industry" 
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  Edmee C. Wieden (1915 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Cherokee Memorial Park
San Joaquin County
California, USA
Maintained by: J. Rubio
Originally Created by: Amanda Boling
Record added: Mar 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34729565
James A Wieden
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James A Wieden
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Your Spirit lives on
- Sally Aquino
 Added: Dec. 5, 2013

 Added: Dec. 5, 2013
Many people do not know who you are, although so many tv shows have mentioned the horrible way you died without saying what your name was. I will not forget who you are, and who you were as a person. The high school at Preston was named after you, James ...(Read more)
- J. Rubio
 Added: Nov. 15, 2012

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