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Children of Richard M. James (1871-1899) of Fannin County, Texas and Dora May Allen (1879-1947):


1.   Alice Mae James: born February 5, 1898 in Tennessee; married circa 1919 to Wattson Thomas Torrence (1877-1949), son of Edwin Gray Torrence (1852-1920); died January 12, 1981 (aged 82) in San Diego, San Diego County, California; buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Plot H, 614, San Diego, San Diego County, California; known children include: Juanita Jewel Torrence and Richard Edwin Torrence.


2.   Richard Clarence James: born December 12, 1899 in Hunt County, Texas; married to Ollie Carnelia Kirkland (1903-1941); died July 31, 1981 (aged 81) in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas; buried at City of Lubbock Cemetery, Block 22, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas; known children include: Frances James.





Richard M. James (1871-1899) was the son of William George James (1832-1908) of Bedford County, Virginia and Lucinda Elizabeth “Betty” Whaley (1835-).




In the 1900 U.S. Census for Precinct No. 6, Hunt County, Texas, Richard M. James’ wife Dora May (Allen) James is living with her brother J.G. Allen along with her two children Alice Mae James (aged 3 - born in Tennessee) and Richard C. James (aged 1 - born in Texas).  Alice is identified as a “widow” which places the death of Richard M. James between 1898 and 1900.


1940 U.S. Federal Census for Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas - Household of Watt T. Torrence.


Alice Mae James Torrence (1898-1981) Find A Grave Memorial, ID No. 3435920, by US Veterans Affairs Office, added March 3, 2000.


Richard Clarence James (1899-1981), Id., Memorial ID No. 7831552, by David Sifford, added September 3, 2003.


Updated:  June 20, 2020