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 Thomas Howard James

Thomas Howard James

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 9 Feb 1988 (aged 59)
Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Plot SECTION MA SITE 93
Memorial ID 14723483 · View Source
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"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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