Halley Monroe James

Halley Monroe James

Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA
Death 9 May 1957 (aged 79)
Scotia, Humboldt County, California, USA
Burial Rohnerville, Humboldt County, California, USA
Plot Lot 30
Memorial ID 150086036 · View Source
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Halley Monroe James, 79-year-old Fortuna resident, died Thursday morning in a Scotia hospital following a brief illness.

He was born February 7, 1878, in Gold Hill, NV, and spent much of his youth in California. He later moved to Oregon, residing there 20 years before returning to California in 1930. He had lived in Fortuna since 1948.

James was a retired gold miner.

He leaves a son Clyde Willis Brewer of San Francisco; two granddaughters, Mrs. Donna Mae Merrari of San Francisco and Mrs. Doreen Rae Dillon of Harbor City; two great granddaughters, Alaris Desiree Dillon of Harbor City and Julie Ann Ferrari of San Francisco; a nephew, Pat James of Redding; brother, Lew James of Willits; aunts, Mrs. Lora Mundy and Mrs. Emma Lewis of Santa Rosa.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Ray Magnuson on Saturday, May 11, from the chapel of Goble's Fortuna Mortuary. Interment in the family plot at Rohnerville Masonic cemetery.

Published in the Eureka Humboldt Standard on May 10, 1957

Father's Name: Melvin M. James
Mother's Name: Allie Hockman

Halley was married to Frances Mabel Palmer. Mabel was born March 5, 1885 in Oregon. She died February 13, 1956 in Humboldt County, CA.

Halley's WWII draft registration card and S.S. Applications and Claims Index record both list his place of birth as Willits, Mendocino County, CA. These records are matches for full name, date of birth and/or date of death. His California death index record lists his birth place as California.

SOURCE: ancestry.com
- Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
- California Death Index

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Halley M.
1878 FATHER 1957

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 150086036
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Halley Monroe James (7 Feb 1878–9 May 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150086036, citing Masons and IOOF Cemetery, Rohnerville, Humboldt County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dee G. (contributor 48325163) .