James Family Archives


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Children of Elias Golden “Goldzie” James (1885-1937) of Sebastian County, Arkansas and Elizabeth “Libbie” Tanner (1877-1910):


1.    Robert Jacob James: born February 3, 1906 in Wilburton, Latimer County, Oklahoma; married February 16, 1926 to Eva Lee Colley (1905-1994), daughter of Robert Rance Colley (1897-1970) and Elizabeth Mae Claunts (1884-1961); died October 11, 1968 (aged 62); buried at Fairhill Cemetery, Le Flore County, Oklahoma; known children include: Paul Earnest James, Robert Lee James, Dorothy Elizabeth James, Bessie May James, George Odus James, David Rance James and Thomas Willard James and Mollie Marie James.


2.    Thomas Willard James, Sr.: born May 2, 1907 in Wilburton, Latimer County, Oklahoma; married Opal Louise McMahan (1910-1991); died May 26, 1953 (aged 46) in Colma, San Mateo County, California; buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Columbarium Section U, Tier 4, Grave 21, Colma, San Mateo County, California; known children include: Thomas Willard James, Jr., Betty Lou James and Jerry Lee James.




Elias Golden James (1885-1937) was the son of Robert David James (born 1862) of Franklin County, Alabama and Annie McMichens (1862-1913).




See, Family Records of Mollie Marie James Lamb of Gad, Oklahoma.


See also, Family Records of Nancy Fehmer of Shawnee, Oklahoma, granddaughter of Robert Jacob James (1906-1968).


Virtual Memorials on “Find A Grave” Website:


Robert Jacob James (1906-1968), Memorial ID No. 22983705, by Sharon Rhoades, added Nov. 19, 2007.


Eva Lee Colley James (1905-1994), Memorial ID No. 22983745, by Sharon Rhoades, added November 19, 2007.


Thomas Willard James, Sr. (1907-1991), Memorial ID No. 87743722, by Graves, added March 31, 2012.




Robert Jacob James (1906-1968) and Eva Lee Colley James (1905-1994)


Updated: November 8, 2022