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
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
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.