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Obit for Jesse T. James
3 July 1986 | Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
obit for Jesse T. James From the Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR; Thursday, 4 July 1986.
JAMES Jesse Tilmon James, 86, of 115 Brigance, Marked Tree, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He had lived in Northeast Arkansas for 58 years, 25 of those years in Marked Tree. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marked Tree and was a retired cotton ginner.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Ada James of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Laura Privett of Coloma, Mich., Mrs. Mary Tull of Bethel Springs, Tenn, and Mrs. Virginia Boyd of Campbell, MO; one son, Edward James of Garland, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Laura Dycus of Arbyrd, MO; and one brother, Rev. Odis James of St. James, MO.; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 this afternoon in the chapel of Murphy Funeral Home at Marked Tree with Rev. Joe Linam and Rev. Odis James officiating. Burial will follow in Marked Tree Cemetery.
Jessie Registers for the Draft
12 Sept 1918 | Lenox, Dyer County, Tennessee
According to Jessie's draft card on the 12th of Sept 1918 he was living in Lenox, Tennessee. His occupation was listed as farming for B.H. Hutson of Lenox, Tennessee. Jessie gave his date of birth as 18 March 1900. He said he was a natural born citizen of the United States.
He listed his next of kin as his mother, Nancy D. James.
His height and weight were listed as medium with hair color of light brown and eyes brown.
He signed his name: Jessie James