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Children of William “Will” Wilson James (1866-1927) of Lucas County, Iowa and Marie “Mary” Andreasdatter Myrtue (1873-1967) of Ålborg, Denmark:


1.    Andrew Milo James:  born March 4, 1895 in Lincoln Township, Shelby County, Iowa; first married August 29, 1919 in Harrison County, Iowa to Uta Ethel Hopkins (1898-1929), daughter of Peter W. Hopkins (1871-1953) and Sarah Henriette McWilliams (1870-1957); second marriage November 4, 1931 to Sarah Eunice Mills (1900-1983), daughter of John McAnnelly Mills (1866-1945) and Mary Ann Rodenbaugh (1875-1962); died May 23, 1962 (aged 67) in Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa; known children through Uta Ethel Hopkins include: Helen Marquerite James, Dorothy Marie James and Howard David James; known children through Sarah Eunice Mills include: Patricia Ann James, Elizabeth Maureen James and Andrew Richard James.


2.    Marie Christina James:  born August 14, 1896 in Ute, Monona County, Iowa; married June 15, 1917 in Logan, Harrison County, Iowa to Fred Leroy Teager (1894-1988), son of Thomas Jefferson Teager (1853-1932) and Isabelle Clemons (1855-1928); died November 18, 1983 (aged 87) in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington.


3.    Paul Morris James:  born December 14, 1897 in Ute, Monona County, Iowa; married November 24, 1922 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska to Ethel Elizabeth Rodenbaugh (1901-1991), daughter of William Rodenbaugh (1877-1942) and Olive VanDodge (1880-1940); died August 16, 1988 (aged 90) in Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa; buried at Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa; known children include: Mary Olive James, Bonnie June James and Robert Paul James.


4.    Valeria Margaret James:  born July 13, 1901; died January 7, 1916 (aged 14), buried at Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa.


5.    Howard William James:  born September 1, 1906 in Lincoln Township, Harrison County, Iowa; married June 15, 1933 at Methodist Church in Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa by Reverend David M. Young to Katherine Roberta Williams (1910-1989), daughter of Robert Avery Williams (1873-1934) and Katherine Kalat Kohout (1876-1971); died September 4, 1950 in Seattle, King County, Washington; cremated and ashed interred at the Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington; known children include: Lee Allyn James (Family Tree Y-DNA Kit No. 39245) and Rosemary Carol James.




William “Will” Wilson James was the son of Oliver Cleo James (1819-1880) of Jefferson County,Ohio and Margaret Clark (1830-1881).


Andrew Milo James (1895-1962) registered for military service in 1919 and served as a Seaman 2nd Class in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force during World War I. He was also a member of the American Legion, U.S. Veterans Association.


Howard William James (1906-1950) attended the Woodbine, Iowa Public Schools, following which he attended the Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa) graduating in 1930 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He taught in the Menlo (Iowa) Schools from 1932/33 through 1937/38, ending up as a high school principal. After marrying Katherine Roberta Williams in Dunlap, Iowa. Howard joined the CCC as an Educational Advisor, ending up as a Camp Commander, first in Moorhead, Iowa and then in Elma, Washington. During WW-II he taught in the Flying Fortress School at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. After WW-II he took a job as a salesman at Perry Brothers, wholesale providers of dairy products in Seattle. Howard was an avid salmon fisherman who spent many hours on Puget Sound fishing for salmon. He died on September 4, 1950 of a "Massive hemopericardium due to a rupture of dissecting aneurysm." Howard and Katherine had two children: Lee Allyn James and Rosemary Carol James.


Lee Allyn James, mentioned above, is a participant in the James Y-DNA Surname Project supported by Family Tree DNA, Inc. at www.jamesdna.net as member No. 39245.




See, “Your James & Wood Ancestors – A Family History Prepared For Bradley Allyn James and Barry Wood James,” Part 1 Individual Biographies, Prepared by Lee Allyn James of Olympia, Washington, Preliminary Draft, August  3, 2005, page 128.


See, Descendants of Oliver C. James by Mike Venable, on Genealogy.com, ID#1761. June 24, 2003.


Virtual Memorials on “Find A Grave” Website:


Andrew Milo James (1895-1962), Memorial ID No. 66968390, by Pam O., added March 15, 2011.


Uta Ethel Hopkins James (1898-1929), Memorial ID No. 64351131, by Conley Wolterman, added January 17, 2011.


Sarah Eunice Mills James (1900-1983), Memorial ID No. 66968558, by Pam O. added March 15, 2011.


Paul Morris James (1897-1988), Memorial ID No. 50513730, by Luckie and PeeWee1961 Family, added March 31, 2010.


Ethel Elizabeth Rodenbaugh James (1901-1991), Memorial ID No. 50513676, by Luckie/PeeWee, added March 31, 2010.


Valeria Margaret James (1901-1916), Memorial ID No. 66969114, by Pam O., added March 15, 2011.


Howard William James (1906-1950), Memorial ID No. 113688669, by Stephen Kronberg, added July 11, 2013.


Katherine Roberta Williams James/Imus (1910-1989), Memorial ID No. 84789034, by Bob Gillum, added Feb. 10, 2012.


Updated: July 2, 2023