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 William Reese “Will” James

William Reese “Will” James

Birth
Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Jan 1904 (aged 22)
Uintah, Weber County, Utah, USA
Burial Uintah, Weber County, Utah, USA
Plot 1-17-E6
Memorial ID 61243 · View Source
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His father, Thomas James, died when William Reese James was just 10 years old, leaving a wife and 6 small children. Will was the oldest.

According to Albert James, his brother, Will worked on a farm at Uinta until he went to Evanston to work in the railroad shops, worked as a pumper, started firing then went back pumping again. Then he quit the railroad and went in the military.

William Reese JAMES served as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps. He enlisted 14 February 1903 at Sacramento, California, to serve for 4 years. He was, however, discharged just a few months later (30 June 1903) upon report of medical survey, disease or injury not in the line of duty. Good character.

According to his brother, he caught malaria fever while in the military.

He had gray eyes, black hair, a dark complexion and stood 5 feet 10-1/2 inches.

Exactly one year after being discharged from the military, he died from heart disease. At the time of his death he as was age 22 years, 9 months, and 5 days.

He never married.


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  • Maintained by: Ruth Ann Bagley
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61243
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Reese “Will” James (25 Sep 1881–30 Jan 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61243, citing Uintah Cemetery, Uintah, Weber County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ruth Ann Bagley (contributor 47907377) .