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Thomas Malcolm James, 1839-1918,

husband of Laura Ann Wendel James

Veteran of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).





Laura Ann Wendel James, 1850-1945

wife of TM James.





David William James, 1870-1941

Rochester Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas





David William James





World War One draft registration for David William James









Bertha Elizabeth Smith James

wife of Thomas M "Mal" James

Photo circa 1900-1908, Topeka, Kansas





Thomas M "Mal" James

Photo circa 1900-1908, Topeka, Kansas





Thomas M "Mal" James, 1877-1958

Husband of Bertha Smith James





Bertha Elizabeth Smith James, 1878-1969

wife of Thomas M "Mal" James.





Thomas M "Mal" James, 1877-1958

Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.





Bertha Elizabeth Smith James, 1878-1969

Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.





Allen David James, 1904-1957

Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.





Thomas M James, 1914-1999

Husband of Dorothy Allison Ramstad James





Henry James, d. 1878

Henry James, 1878. Bloomingville Cemetery.


Thomas James, husband of Jane Taylor James, Age 60, 1830. Bloomingville Cemetery.





Jane James, Wife of Thomas James, Sept age 50. 1823. Bloomingville Cemetery.




Transcription of newspaper notice about the death of Jane James, Wife of Thomas James, Sept 19, 1823.




William T James, age 16, date unknown. Bloomingville Cemetery.


David H. James, son of Thomas and Frances James.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1864.

Sandusky Ohio, Daily Commercial Register


David H. James, Death notice, Wednesday, Sept 7, 1864, Sandusky,Ohio Daily Commercial Register.


David H.James, Funeral notice, Thursday, Sept 8, 1864. Sandusky Ohio, Daily Commercial Register

Bloomingville, Erie County, Ohio, 1864


David H. James

Grand Army of the Republic, 1864.

Son of Thomas and Frances James.

Bloomingville Cemetery, Erie County, Ohio.





Thomas James, 1887. Son of Thomas & Jane, Husband of Frances Hill James.

Frances Hill James, 1897.

Bloomingville Cemetery, Erie County, Ohio.


DEATH OF T.M.JAMES - FORMER LEGISLATOR and COUNTY TREASURER WAS AN OLD SETTLER. After two weeks at Battle Creek, Mich, where he had gone in the hope of regaining his rapidly failing health, T.M.James, one of the oldest settlers of Kansas and Shawnee County, died Saturday at a sanatorium. He was in poor health for the last two years.

Mr. James came to Topeka in 1867, settling on the north side. He served thru the civil war as a volunteer in Company B, First Ohio heavy artillery, and won a lieutenant's commission before receiving an honorable discharge. He was a member of G.A.R. Blue post No. 150, and served one term as senior vice commander in the G.A.R., department of Kansas.

He was a strong Republican and active in politics, being elected to the Kansas legislature in 1872 and again in 1878, and for a number of years he was inspector of government timber lands and had charge of the destruction of government timber in Oregon, Wyoming and Utah. He served here two terms as county treasurer. He was a member of Masonic lodge, golden Rule No.90.

He is survived by his wife and four sons. Burial will take place at his old home in Sandusky, Ohio.

clipping courtesy Mariott H James


TOPEKA PIONEER SETTLER, ACTIVE IN POLITICS, DIES; WAS CIVIL WAR VETERAN - T.M.James, one of the oldest settlers of Kansas and of Shawnee county died yesterday afternoon at a sanitorium at Battle Creek, Mich.,where he went two weeks ago in the hopes of improving his health. Mr James has been failing for two years.

Mr James came to Topeka in 1869 and located on the North side, where he owned considerable real estate at the time of his death.

He was a veteran of the civil war, serving from 1861 until 1865. He volunteered in Company B, First Ohio Heavy Artillery, and at the time of his discharge, was a lieutenant. He was a member of the G.A.R. Blue Post No.150. He served one term as senior vice commander in the G.A.R. Department of Kansas.

He was a strong Republican and was active in politics during all of his residence in Kansas, being elected to the legislature in 1872 and again in 1878-79 and 80. Subsequent to that he was appointed inspector of government timber lands of the United States and had charge of the destruction of government timber in the states of Utah, Wyoming and Oregon, in which capacity he was employed for a number of years. He was, also, a member of the Masonic Lodge No.90. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. Burial will take place at his old home in Sandusky, Ohio.

clipping courtesy Mariott H James


Funeral services for Thomas James, who passed away at his home in Michigan, were held at the George Beatty residence at Bloomingville, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. J.S. Carrie officiating. Internment was made in Bloomingville cemetery. He was a resident of Bloomingville [a] number of years ago and leaves a number of relatives.

clipping courtesy Katharyn Wunderley, Sandusky, Ohio


The funeral of Thomas M. James, 82, former resident of Bloomingville, but who has lived in Topeka, Kan.,for a number of years, and who died in Battle Creek, Mich.,was held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Viola Beatty, at Bloomingville, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J.S. Carrie officiated. Internment was in the cemetery at Bloomingville.

The decedent was one of the well-known members of the G.A.R. and a Civil war veteran. At the outbreak of the hostilities between the states, it is said he organized a company at Bloomingville and Monroeville. He has been in Battle Creek on account of his health.

After leaving this county, James became a prominent business man in Topeka. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sisters, the one at whose home the funeral was held, and Miss Jane James; five sons, Louis, David, Thomas-Jr.,Edwin and Mariott H, all of Topeka. The five sons and a nephew, George Beatty, acted as pall bearers.

clipping courtesy Katharyn Wunderley, Sandusky, Ohio


Gravestone in Bloomingville cemetery, Erie County, Ohio.

The four obituaries list the date of death in 1918, while the headstone lists 1921. No reason for the 3 year difference is known.

photo courtesy of the author.


Mrs. Laura James, 94, of 1303 North Kansas, died in a local hospital Friday night. Born in Booneville, MO.,she came to Kansas when 8 years old and has lived here since. [note: date of death is July 13, 1945]

Survivors include four sons, Lewis [Louis] of Toledo, Malcolm of Minneapolis, Minn.,Edwin of Kansas City and Marriotte [Mariott] of Denver; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Hopkins of La Mesa, Calif.,six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Laura is buried at Rochester Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas, in section 1, lot 339. There is no gravestone. Her son, David W, is also buried in this section

clipping courtesy of the author


Allen D James, d. Oct. 1957

Allen David James, 1957. Sunset Memorial Cemetery,Minneapolis, Minnesota.





John Brownell, husband of Clara James Brownell, 1851-1938.





Clara Sarah(James) Brownell, 1859-1937. Wife of John Brownell, daughter of CW and Eleanor James.





Jane Ann James, 1837-1927. Daughter of Thomas & Frances Hill James.





Viola Eleanor James Schacht, 1895-1923, daughter of John and Clara Brownell, wife of Charles A Schacht.







David W James, 1870-1941, son of Thomas and Laura James.





Crawford White James, 1829-1891, son of Peter and Betsey James.





Eleanor Earick James, wife of CW James.





Eleanor Earick James obituary, 1904, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, wife of CW James.


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