Children of George William James (1856-1901) of Fannin County, Texas and Martha Alice Dorris (1862-1933) of Cass County, Texas:

 

 

1.   Ursula Mae James:  born February 10, 1883 in Texas; appears in 1900 U.S. Census in Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas with family (age 17); married in 1897 to William Joseph Pruitt (1880-1967) son of William Tarkington Pruitt and Frances Tabitha Stallings; died June 19, 1966 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas; buried at Breckenridge Cemetery, Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas; known children include: Jewell Pruitt, Ronald Joe Pruitt, Dorothy Pruitt, Doyal Douglas Pruitt, Britton J. Pruitt, Audine Mae Pruitt, Elizabeth Charleston “Bessie” Pruitt, William Ernest Pruitt and Wanda Pruitt.

 

2.   Myrtle W. James:  born August 23, 1886 in Texas; appears in 1900 U.S. Census in Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas with family (age 14); first marriage to U.M. Duvall; second marriage to John Britton Utley (1876-1942) son of William H. Utley and Martha A. White; died May 19, 1964 in San Joaquin County, California; known children include:  Rayford Britton Utley and Clyde Bennett Utley.

 

3.   Gentry W. James:  born October 23, 1887 in Texas; appears in 1900 U.S. Census in Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas with family (age 12).

 

4.   Bessie J. James:  born September 25, 1889 in Comanche County, Texas; appears in 1900 U.S. Census in Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas with family (age 10); married to Homer Napoelian Alexander (1881-1951) son of James Alexander and Nancy McClain; died October 11, 1969 in Big Springs, Howard County, Texas; buried in De Leon Cemetery, De Leon City, Comanche County, Texas; known children include:  Lavern Alexander and Gentry Woodruff Alexander.

 

5.   Blanche James:  born February 29, 1892 in Texas; appears in 1900 U.S. Census in Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas with family (age 8); married Lewis Jessie Phelps (1893-1955); died November 24, 1939 in Ward County, Texas; known children include:  Nevalea Phelps, Doris Phelps, Louis Dayle “Dale” Phelps and Betty Jo Phelps.

 

6.   Gertrude Edna James:  born May 27, 1895 in Strawn, Palo Pinto County, Texas; appears in 1900 U.S. Census in Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas with family (age 5); married December 20, 1915 in Texas to Gus Preston Luethy (1887-1960); died December 15, 1970 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; buried at Monahans Memorial Cemetery, Monahans City, Ward County, Texas; known children include:  Jack Preston Luethy, Donald Richard Luethy, Alice June Luethy and Ralph James Luethy.

 

7.   Ernest William James:  born September 27, 1898 in Palo Pinto County, Texas; appears in 1900 U.S. Census in Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas with family (age 2); not married; died March 6, 1919 in Ranger, Eastland County, Texas; buried at Mount Marion Cemetery, Strawn, Palo Pinto County, Texas; no known children.

 

8.   Estha Pearl James:  born January 18, 1901 in Palo Pinto County, Texas; married Earl Roy Stephens (1887-1949); died May 4, 1984 in De Leon, Comanche County, Texas; buried at Odessa Cemetery, Odessa City, Ector County, Texas; known children include:  Earl Roy Stephens, Jr.

 

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Notes:

 

George William James (1856-1901) was the son of William George James (1832-1908) of Bedford County, Virginia and Lucinda Elizabeth “Betty” Whaley (1835-) of Kentucky.

 

Lavern Alexander, the daughter of Bessie J. James (1889-1969) married Cecil Short, the son of Howard Short on June 15th, 1929.  Lavern and Cecil would move to San Antonio, Texas in 1930.

 

Sources:

 

1900 U.S. Census for Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas.

 

Obituary of Martha Alice Dorris James found on Find A Grave Memorial at Findagrave.com.

 

Memorial of Martha Alice Dorris James (1862-1933) on Find A Grave Memorial at Findagrave.com.

 

Memorial to Rev. George William James (1856-1901) on Find A Grave Memorial at Findagrave.com.

 

Memorial to Ursula Mae James Pruitt (1883-1966) on Find A Grave Memorial at Findagrave.com.

 

Memorial to William Joseph “Joe” Pruitt, Jr. (1880-1967) on Find A Grave Memorial at Findagrave.com.

 

Memorial to Ernest George James (1898-1919) on Find A Grave Memorial at Findagrave.com.

 

Memorial to Bessie J. James Alexander (1889-1969) on Find A Grave Memorial at Findagrave.com.

 

The De Leon Free Press, De Leon, Comanche County, Texas, June 20, 1930.

 

Texas State Certificate of Death of Bessie J. Alexander dated October 21, 1969.

 

Texas State Certificate of Death of Homer Napoelian Alexander dated April 9, 1951.

 

Personal Address Book of Gertrude Edna (James) Luethy (1894-1970) provided by Alice Conaway Denson of Poteet, Texas.