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Children of Marvin Leftrich James (1895-1969) of Hunt County, Texas and Eula Georgia Maynard (1898-1959):

1.   Tura Clyde James:  born December 27, 1917 in Trent, Taylor County, Texas; married July 6, 1941 through November 30, 1996 to Zelpha Faye Walker; enlisted November 20, 1945 at San Antonio, Texas in U.S. Army Infantry; died November 30, 1996 in Abilene, Texas; buried at Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Texas; known children include:  Judy Ann James (1942-2011) and Gary Dale James.

2.   Charlene James: born May 26, 1924 in Trent, Taylor County, Texas; first marriage April 18, 1942 through January 7, 1946 to Kenneth L. Purser; second marriage June 3, 1946 through October 14, 1977 to Joseph Peter Hellinghausen; third marriage in Live Oak, Texas February 17, 1984 through February 7, 1988 to Lawrence W. Elkins (1918-1988); died October 27, 2001 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas; buried at Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Texas; known children include:  Kathy Loyette Hellinghausen (1959-) and Curtis Lloyd Hellinghausen (1959-).

3.   Virgil Darwin James: born November 6, 1929 in Trent, Taylor County, Texas; died November 22, 1931 in Trent, Jones County, Texas; buried at Goodman School District, Shiloh Church, Shiloh Cemetery, Jones County, Texas.

4.   Carlton Dwayne James: born August 9, 1936 in Trent, Taylor County, Texas; married to Laura Jane Loller; died February 3, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas; known children include:  Michael Sean James (1971-), Tamara Josann James (1972-), Christopher Jonathan James and Shara James (1979-).

5.   Eldon Larry James: born February 2, 1940 in Trent, Taylor County, Texas; first marriage to Juanita Estelle Grice (1939-); second marriage November 18, 1961 to Carol Ina Gilbertson (1943-2009); third marriage in Folsom, California to Leona Franke; known children through Juanita Estelle Grice include: Debra Renee James (1958-1959); known children through Carol Ina Gilbertson include: Larry Paul James (1966-).



Marvin Leftrich James (1895-1969) was the son of Braxton Leftrich James (1864-1923) of Fannin County, Texas and Flora Alice Johnson (1874-1960).


Family Bible of Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Leftrich James.

Birth Certificate of Eldon Larry James.

Obituary of Virgil Darwin James.

Texas Department of State Health Services – Divorce Record of Charlene James and Joseph Peter Hellinghausen.

Texas Department of State Health Services – Marriage Record of Charlene James and Lawrence W. Elkins.


Photo of Eula Georgia Maynard (1898-1959) and Marvin Leftrich James (1895-1969) taken at the time of their marriage in Abilene, Texas on December 8, 1916.